May 20, 2012

Pav Bhaji

One of the longest running fast food in India. Mumbaikars are crazy about it, you will find a vendor in every corner of the city selling it. The blend of veggies is amazing and it tastes delicious with a Ladi Pav (burger bun).Here in Kuwait we do get the pav but it is a bit sweet but nevertheless all we want to have is the Pav bhaji.

This recipe is a slight different from the way we usually make it in the house.Some days back I came across this video on I-food - which showcases the famous eating joints in Mumbai. Juhu beach is very famous for fast food joints and this particular recipe is straight from one of the famous pav bhaji center. I highly recommend it to all I am sure you will love it.

Potatoes boiled and mashed - 3 to 4 medium sized
tomatoes chopped - 3
green peas boiled - 1 cup
green capsicum chopped - 1 cup 
onion finely chopped - 2 medium sized
red chilli powder - 3 tsp ( I used kashmiri powder which has color and not that spicy )
turmeric - 1 tsp
pav bhaji masala - 3 tsp
kasoori methi - 1/2 tsp
lemon - 1 
ginger garlic paste - 2 tbs
coriander chopped - handful 
asafoetida - a pinch
butter - 5 to 6 tbs ( more or less as per the requirement )
warm water - 2 cups
salt - as per taste.

Heat a kadhai add the capsicum sprinkle little water stir it let the capsicum turn slight brown now add the potato, green peas and tomatoes. Now add 2 tsp red chilli powder, turmeric, 1 tbs ginger garlic paste and mix now add some butter and mash it well.It should be properly mashed now add a little warm water along with 2 tsp of pav bhaji masala, salt and some chopped coriander and mix again mash it well again. It should be semi saucy.Switch off the flame. Now take another vessel heat butter add the onions, remaining ginger garlic paste, hing, kasoori methi, chopped coriander, red chilli powder, pav bhaji masala and squeeze the lemon stir fry now add the bhaji to it mix and mash once again. The pav bhaji is ready.

For heating the pav
Add a few dollops of butter on a tawa (pan) and heat the pav.

Put the bhaji in a plate add a generous dollop of butter garnish with fresh coriander squeeze a lemon sprinkle some chopped onions and serve with hot buttery bread.Wow!!!!!!!!!!

Friends I have made Pav Bhaji a several times but has never ever come this kind. I have exactly followed the steps showcased in this video. 

Tip: The bhaji should be mashed properly that is the key to this recipe.


  1. Just mouthwatering...looks so easy to prepare and delicious!

  2. Supriya First time when I visited your space, was looking for this recipe since you are from bombay. Nice recipe i'm going to try this.

  3. first time here...
    pav bhaji looks very tempting ..
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  4. Yummy pav bhaji..just like the Mumbai Juhu Beach wali..

  5. Great and tasty pav bhaji !! Thanks for your sweet words and visiting my blog and happy to follow u :)

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  6. Healthy n delicious pav bhaji,love it anytime :-)

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  7. Hi supriya...thanks for your wonderful comments in my space....u too hav a nice space...the pav bhaji looks very very delicious !!!!Thanks for sharing the recipe !!!

  8. Hey supriya...pav bhaji looks it!
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    1. Hi Lavanya thanks for the comments. I have shared the recipe for the guest post.

  9. I have made this once but will try yours next time! Thanks so much for stopping by and joining in my blog. Have to come back to browse your yummy recipes.

  10. have a lovely space....joined up through the your happy follower now.
    really delicious pav bhaji.

  11. Very tempting

  12. Yummy pav bhaji, i have never added capcicum in bhaji, next time will try this.,

  13. i cannot forget juhu beach and the pav bhaji i would have there, particularly in one stall which only made pav bhaji. the kasoori methi methi must be imparting a lot of flavor and aroma to the pav bhaji.

  14. i cannot forget juhu beach and the pav bhaji. there was a one vendor who specialized only in making pav bhaji and it used be very good.

    the addition of kasuri methi to pav bhaji is new to me. am sure it must have imparted its own aroma and flavor to the bhaji.

  15. i cannot forget juhu beach and the pav bhaji i would have there, particularly in one stall which only made pav bhaji. the kasoori methi methi must be imparting a lot of flavor and aroma to the pav bhaji.

  16. Looks really delicious. I love cooking pav bhaji...especially as it lends itself so easily to small yummy customizations like the kasoori methi bit.

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