Pav Bhaji

Pav Bhaji
A popular street food of Mumbai, now loved all over India. Word to word translation would be bread and vegetables. But it is much more than that. Here is my recipe of spicy tasty Pav Bhaji, made healthier with leafy vegetables.

Potato - 1 big
Onion - 1 big
Tomatoes - 2 small
Capsicum/Green Bell Pepper - 1/2 cup
Green Peas - 1/2 cup
Carrots - 1/2 cup
Green/Leafy Vegetables - 1/2 cup
Ginger Garlic Paste - 2 tbsp
Cayenne Pepper/Red Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Pav Bhaji Masala - 1 tbsp
Butter - 1 tbsp
Oil - 1 tbsp
Cilantro/Coriander Leaves - few sprigs
Cheese - optional
Pav/Buns/Dinner Rolls or Sliced Bread

How to cook Mumbai Pav Bhaji:
  • Finely chop onions, tomatoes and cilantro. Medium chop carrots and capsicum. Boil the potato in enough water. 
  • Cook green peas, carrots, capsicum and green leafy vegetables with 1/2 cup water. Cook the veggies covered. Save the water used for cooking as well. 
mumbai pavbhaji
  • Heat 1 tbsp oil and 1 tbsp butter in a pan or kadhai. Add ginger garlic paste and saute for a minute or so. Now add onions, little salt and stir until they turn soft. Add tomatoes and saute till tomatoes are mashed.
  • Now add pav bhaji masala and cayenne pepper. Saute for 2 - 3 minutes at low flame. Add cooked veggies and mash them. Add the water used for cooking veggies, mashed boiled potato and salt. Continue cooking till all the veggies are mashed. Add about 1 cup water and cook till you get the desired consistency. Serve this Bhaji with a dollop of butter if you like. Garnish with chopped cilantro leaves.
  • Roast the Pav or Bread with little butter.
Serve Pav Bhaji with butter, raw onions and lemon. Add grated cheese if you like Cheese Pav bhaaji.


  1. drool drool .... looks amazing .... this is my fav too :)

  2. Hey you got a nice blog out here...I like the pav Bhaji..My Hubbys fav

  3. Uma great appetizing color of bhaji. Reminds me i haven't made pav bhaji for a long time. It's my fav street food.

  4. one of my fav street food...just last week i had prepared this one,will try your version too as it looks delicious uma...

  5. Woooow Pav Bhaji looks awesome,,chaats are my fav on fav's i can't control myself on chaats,,, looks delicious dear,,thanks for sharing the good n good chaat recipe,,,take care n keep smiling.

  6. One of the best street food..Everyone's fav..looks perfect and yummm

  7. i love this dish u have posted so much...i even use it top pizza:))) Do check out my post related to that when you have a chance~

    first time on your blog...nice recipes...will be back soon...

  8. I think it goes very well with masala tea! It looks good.

  9. Lovely and delicious street food!! first time on your blog..

    cheers and do visit if you can

  10. ..I jus love pav bhaji..mumbai style..this is one YUM thing!!

  11. I love pav bhaji and your recipe looks wonderful.

  12. Thanks Preeti,Soma, Kshipra, Sushma, Sathya, Deepa, Gulmohar, Meena, Krishnaveni, Jagruti, Harman, Simply.Food for stopping by and making my day with such lovely comments.
    Kshipra, even I made it after months... Yeah, Mumbai style, Harman!

  13. wow...i love pav bhaji...looks yummy uma...tempting pic...


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