how to make pav bhaji recipe

Pav Bhaji Recipe

Here’s how to make Mumbai street-style Pav Bhaji in under 30 minutes. This recipe serves 6 people.

Ingredients for Pav Bhaji

  • 3 lbs tomatoes
  • 3 medium-sized potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes
  • 1 medium-sized bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cups green peas
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp ground turmeric
  • 2 tbsp cumin seeds
  • ¼ cup coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 5 oz butter, cut into cubes
  • 6 pieces ladi pav

How to Make Pav Bhaji

  1. Place potatoes, green peas, and tomatoes in a deep, non-stick skillet. Add ½ cup of water and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat to minimum and simmer for 15 minutes, or until potatoes completely soften.
  2. Remove from the heat and mash with a potato masher. Set aside.
  3. Now, melt about three ounces of butter in a large skillet, over medium-high heat. Add onions and stir-fry until translucent. Season with chili powder, garam masala, turmeric, salt, and cumin seeds. Stir well and cook for one minute.
  4. Add chopped bell pepper to a frying skillet and give it a good stir. Continue to cook for three more minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat.
  5. Combine the onion mixture with mashed vegetables and mix well. Transfer to a serving bowl and sprinkle with lemon juice. Top with chopped coriander leaves and optionally with some butter.
  6. Finally, prepare the pavs. Melt the remaining butter in a medium-sized skillet. Heat up over medium-high heat. Cut the pavs horizontally into halves. Briefly, fry both sides until light brown and crisp. Serve with bhaji.


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