Monday, February 25, 2013

Spiced up Bombay Pav Bhaji..!!

Yesterday it was lunch time with friends at my place so i thought to make it super Sunday and prepare Pav Bhaji and Chinese Friend Rice followed by desserts and than latter post meal tea. We had great time. Its famous street food originally from Bombay (Mumbai) called as Bombay Pav Bhaji, this is one of our favourite food and we love home made that much that we hardly eat this outside in any restaurants. Its comforting, easy, and tasty with full of veggies so indulge as much as you want guilt free. Though this recipe is not very time consuming but be prepared for some good amount of chopping. I chopped and chopped and chopped :D ..!!

Serving for 4
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 25-30 minutes

  • 12 pav Buns (I use Hamburger Buns)
  • 5-6 boiled and peeled Potatoes (medium size)
  • 1/2 cup Green Peas
  • 1/2 cup Cabbage chopped 
  • 1/4 cup Cauliflower chopped 
  • 2 Onion chopped + more for garnishing
  • 3 Tomatoes chopped 
  • 3-4 Garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ginger paste
  • 1 Green Chilli Chopped 
  • 1/3 cup green Capsicum chopped 
  • 3 and 1/2 tablespoon Pav Bhaji Masala (i use Everest)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chaat Masala
  • 1 tablespoon Lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 2 tablespoon Butter and more to spread on Pav
  • 2 table spoon Oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped Coriander 
  • Salt to taste


Pressure cook lightly chopped capsicum, cauliflower, and cabbage, drain and keep aside. Heat oil and butter together in a pan and add garlic, ginger, green chillies, sauté than add onion sauté till become golden brown in colour. Add tomatoes and cook till it get mushy and soft. Add boiled vegetables and cook for 1-2 minutes. Now add cumin powder, chilli powder and pav bhaji masala, chaat masala and cook till oil separates and add mashed potatoes and mix well with the help of vegetable masher to blend it with all the spices and flavour. Garnish it with green peas and fresh coriander and add lime juice. Add water as per your requirement.

Toast the pav on hot flat pan ( Indian Tava) with some butter, serve bhaji with these toasted pav with some chopped onion and lime.

  • I prefer brown bread instead of Buns as healthy alternatives. 
  • You need not to use all the vegetables for bhaji, you can add or eliminate and make whatever available for you. (add more veggies like Carrots, Beans, Sweet Corn etc.)

Keep Rocking and Keep Cooking with Gangnam Style..!!


  1. YUMMIEST pav bhaji I've tasted at ur place :)

  2. This is definately worth a try !!


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