Pav Bhaji

Pav Bhaji is an integral part of the Indian Street food and is probably the most ordered dish at a fast food restaurant; well, at least in Mumbai. 🙂 My last recipe was for the Pav; now, here comes its partner: the bhaji. 😀


Potatoes: 2 Cups, boiled
Tomatoes: 2-3 finely chopped
Capsicum: 1 cup chopped
Onions: 3/4 cup
boiled peas: 1/2 cup
Turmeric/ Haldi: 1 Tsp
Red chili powder: 1/2 Tsp or more if you like it hot
Red chili paste: 2 Tbsp (I soaked the chilies for 30 minutes and made a fine paste of it)
Pav bhaji masala: 1-2 Tsp
Garam masala: 1 Tsp
Dhani powder/ Coriander powder: 1 Tsp
Fresh Coriander: 2 tsp finely chopped
Jeera (Cumin seeds): 1-2 tsps
Salt to taste
Pav to complete the dish


  1. Add Jeera to the heated oil in the kadhai. Add all masalas and capsicum and onions.



2. Add the red chili paste and stir on medium to high flame. Cover the lid of the pan.


3. Wish a potato-masher, mash all the veggies. Add peas and mash them, too.


4. Finally add potatoes and coriander powder and keep mashing so that everything gets well-incorporated.


5. Cover the lid and cook for about 5-10 minutes, till it comes to a boil. Add water per the desired consistency. (Do not add too much, though)


6. Serve it hot with Pav!

I haven’t added cauliflower and beet root to this. You may add if you like.

7. Slit the pav as shown and roast them on a pan in butter.


8. My pav bhaji is ready and so am I to gorge on it. 🙂 You can add some grated cheese to it to make it cheese pav bhaji.