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Pav Bhaji

Bhaji to be eaten in pav bhaji, Mumbai's popular street food
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: street food,
Servings: 4 people


  • Pressure cooker (optional)


  • 3 Potatoes
  • 10-12 florets Cauliflower
  • 1 Carrot, medium
  • 6-8 French Beans
  • 1/4 cup Green peas, fresh / frozen
  • 1-2 tbsp Butter
  • 2 Onions
  • 1 Tomato
  • 1 Capsicum
  • 1 tsp Red chilly powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp Pav bhaji masala
  • Salt
  • Fresh coriander to garnish
  • Finely chopped onion to garnish
  • Lemon wedges (optional)


  • Peel and chop the potatoes and carrot into small pieces
  • Chop the cauliflower and french beans into small pieces
  • Add all the above vegetables and the peas in a pressure cooker and cook for 3 whistles (in 2 litre cooker)
  • Chop the onions,tomatoes and capsicum and set aside
  • Heat & melt butter in a large pan. Add the onion and saute till it becomes translucent
  • Add the tomatoes and capsicum and cook till the tomatoes are fully done
  • Add the chilly powder and pav bhaji masala
  • Add the boiled vegetables, salt and half cup of water. Mash the vegetables nicely to ensure it all comes together
  • Simmer for 8-10 minutes
  • Turn off the heat and garnish with fresh coriander and some butter
  • Serve with buttery toasted pavs, finely chopped onions and lemon wedges


  1. Add Kashmiri chilly powder to get the lovely orange colour of the pav bhaji
  2. If you want to make the bhaji healthier, then add some sprouted moong along with the vegetables.
  3. You can also add a pinch of red chilly powder on the butter before roasting the pav if you like it spicier.