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How To Make Pav Bhaji

Updated on November 26, 2018
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A Popular Street Food Called Pav Bhaji

Pav Bhaji is a popular Mumbai street food. It is also a sought-after snack in the other parts of India. You can even see Pav bhaji in the food stalls of New York. It is a healthy and tasty snack that everyone loves to eat. The rich flavor of butter is the secret of this mouth-watering dish. Try it once!

Pav Bhaji
Pav Bhaji

Recipe rating

5 stars for Pav Bhaji

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 40 min
Yields: serves six people

Ingredients

  • 2 Pav bun loaf, each loaf contains 6 Pav buns
  • 2 potato, cut in pieces
  • 1/4 cup peas, either fresh, frozen or dried(soak in water for 6 hours before cooking)
  • 1/4 cup carrot, sliced
  • 1/4 cup french beans, chopped
  • 1/6 cup capsicum, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 2 1/2 tsp Pav bhaji masala powder, store brought(available in Indian stores)
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 50 gm butter, unsalted
  • 2 tbsp coriander/cilantro, finely chopped
  • 3 cups tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp oil
Pav with Bhaji
Pav with Bhaji

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  • Take potato pieces, soaked peas, carrot, and french beans in a cooker container. Add 1/2 glass of water and 1/4 tsp salt. Cook until it is done. It takes about 10 minutes in a pressure cooker. Once the pressure releases naturally, remove the container and mash the content.
  • Heat 2 tsp butter and 1 tsp oil in a deep-bottomed pan. Throw in the chopped onions. Saute until onion becomes brownish. Now add capsicum. Fry for 2 minutes. Add tomato. Continue cooking until tomato becomes completely mashed. If you are using fresh/frozen peas, add them now.
  • Add Pav bhaji masala, salt, and red chili powder. Boil for a minute. Add mashed vegetables. Mix well. Boil the mixture for 2-3 minutes on low flame. Add a teaspoon of butter on the top. Put off the fire. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
  • Now, Bhaji is ready to serve! Next step is to make Pav buns ready. Take pav buns, slit each bun horizontally, and open them until the edge. Don't cut them fully. Add some butter to a hot pan. Place Pav on the pan and press them to the pan. Let both the sides become brownish. Coat a generous quantity of butter on both sides. Turn off the heat.
  • Place hot and crispy Pav on a serving plate. Take bhaji in a serving bowl. Top bhaji with a spoon of butter. Serve them together with chopped onion and a piece of lemon.

How to Eat Pav Bhaji?

Squeeze half a teaspoon of lemon juice on the bhaji. Top it with some chopped onions. Mix once. Eat Pav with the Bhaji as a side dish.

The combination of buttered Pav and Bhaji is fantastic. Enjoy eating!!

Photo Tutorial

Step one: Cook all the vegetables as per instructions. Mash them and set aside.
Step one: Cook all the vegetables as per instructions. Mash them and set aside.
Step two: Heat butter and oil in a deep-bottomed pan. Throw in the chopped onions. Saute them until golden brown. Add the chopped capsicum. Saute for 2 minutes. Next, add the chopped tomatoes. Cook until they get completely mashed.
Step two: Heat butter and oil in a deep-bottomed pan. Throw in the chopped onions. Saute them until golden brown. Add the chopped capsicum. Saute for 2 minutes. Next, add the chopped tomatoes. Cook until they get completely mashed.
Step three: Add Pav bhaji masala, red chili powder, and salt. Continue cooking for a minute. Add mashed vegetables. Also add a teaspoon full of butter. Put off the heat.
Step three: Add Pav bhaji masala, red chili powder, and salt. Continue cooking for a minute. Add mashed vegetables. Also add a teaspoon full of butter. Put off the heat.
Garnish the bhaji with freshly chopped coriander leaves. Mix well. Now, A mouth-watering Bhaji is ready to serve. Prepare Pav as per instructions.
Garnish the bhaji with freshly chopped coriander leaves. Mix well. Now, A mouth-watering Bhaji is ready to serve. Prepare Pav as per instructions.
Serve hot Bhaji and Pav buns together. Dunk Pav buns in the Bhaji and enjoy eating!
Serve hot Bhaji and Pav buns together. Dunk Pav buns in the Bhaji and enjoy eating!

Why The Name Pav Bhaji?

Bhaji means curry, pav means bun in the Marathi language. Pav Bhaji is a combination of curry and bun. It is a popular party snack too. This snack is healthy and super delicious. Try it during weekends.

Nutritional Information of Pav Bhaji

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 200
Calories from Fat36
% Daily Value *
Fat 4 g6%
Saturated fat 2 g10%
Carbohydrates 47 g16%
Sugar 2 g
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 7 g14%
Cholesterol 2 mg1%
Sodium 64 mg3%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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