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Dec 16, 2015

Pav Bhaji Masala Recipe | Mumbai Special Pav Bhaji Recipe | How To Make Bhaji Masala | Step By Step Recipe

Pav Bhaji Recipe
Pav Bhaji Masala Recipe with step by step photo. Today's recipe is a Mumbai Famous Pav Bhaji. Pav means Soft bun and Bhaji is mashed kind of vegetable curry with potatoes and other vegetables. Of all the chaat/street food recipes, Pav Bhaji is V's most favorite dish. I too like it but not much like him and the kids too. They love to have this bhaji masala with rotis, dosa, bread and even with Jeera Rice. So whenever I make bhaji masala for Pav I make it in bulk so that they have it for all three meals with rice and rotis too. I learned this Bhaji Masala from my Neighbor Friend 4 years back when we were in WI. She only suggested me to add a small Indian Eggplant/Brinjal along with potato and other vegetables to make Bhaji. Brinjal adds some nice buttery flavor and taste but it is optional. If using brinjal try to use tender and fresh small brinjals for fine taste.  I always prefer to add more vegetables to the curry but alternatively you can make this bhaji with potato and peas alone. Adding mixed vegetables gives good taste and flavor and also it is healthy. Try my Pav Bhaji Masala next time and do share your feedback. But I am sure, you will love it !

Mumbai Pav Bhaji

Pav Bhaji Recipe
Pav Bhaji Recipe
Prep Time : 20 minutes | Cook Time : 10-15 Minutes
Recipe Cuisine : Indian
Serves  6-8
  1. Potato   3 medium(peeled and cut into 2 halves)
  2. Carrot  2 no.(sliced)
  3. Green Beans  1/2 cup(roughly chopped)
  4. Cauliflower   3/4 cup (cut florets)
  5. Indian Eggplant/Brinjal  1 or 2 no.(chopped)
  6. Green Peas   1/4 cup(fresh or frozen)
  7. Onion  1 big(finely chopped)
  8. Tomato   3 medium(finely chopped, use ripe tomatoes)
  9. Garlic   3 fat cloves(crushed)
  10. Ginger  1" piece(crushed)
  11. Cilantor   2 tbsp(finely chopped)
  12. Ketchup/Tomato Sauce  1 tbsp
  13. Red Chilli Powder   1/2 tsp
  14. Coriander Powder   1/2 tsp
  15. Pav Bhaji Masala Powder  1/2-3/4 tsp
  16. Garam Masala Powder   1/4 tsp
  17. Turmeric Powder   1/4 tsp
  18. Salt   to taste
  19. Oil   1 tbsp
  20. Butter  1-2 tsp
  21. Cumin seeds/Jeera   1/4 tsp
First wash and chop all the vegetables and cut as mentioned above and take them in a pressure cooker, add little water and turmeric powder and pressure cook for one whistle and switch off the stove.
Allow the pressure to cool down and open the lid and mash the vegetables using vegetable masher and keep aside.
Now heat oil in a saute pan, when it is hot add jeera allow to splutter then add crushed ginger and garlic and fry well.
Then add finely chopped onion and saute until it turns light golden brown and add finely chopped tomato and saute till it is soft and mushy.
After that add ketchup and stir well and add chilli powder, coriander powder, pav bhaji masala, garam masala and mix well.
Stir fry the masala for a minute then add mashed vegetable with its broth, green peas and stir well.
Add salt and adjust the consistency and bring it to one boil.
When the raw smell leaves and bhaji masala starts boiling add 1-2 tsp butter and finely chopped cilantro and mix well and simmer for another 1 minute and switch off the stove.
That's it..Delicious Bhaji Masala Ready. I Served Warm with  Homemade Pav Buns.
I used Ramdev Pav Bhaji Masala Powder.
Adding tomato sauce/ketchup gives nice tangy taste and mild sweetness to the curry.
Use ripe tomatoes for nice red color and taste, I used 2 campari tomaoes and 2 plum tomatoes.
Instead of pressure cook, you can also steam the vegetables and boil potatoes separately.
You can also add some diced capsicum along with peas for extra flavor and taste.
Pav Bhaji

Pav Bhaji Masala


  1. one of my most favourite chaat.. Bhaji looks so amazing

  2. Oh.. how much I love this... looks so droolworthy...

  3. Perfectly done masala.. Flavorful and texture is perfect


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