pav bhaji recipe | mumbai pav bhaji recipe

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pav bhaji recipe | mumbai pav bhaji recipe with detailed photo and video recipe. a popular street food of india served with bread and finely chopped onions. it is usually served for lunch or dinner, but not limited to have it as evening snack.
pav bhaji pav bhaji is a famous street food of mumbai. pav bhaji is a curry with mixed vegetables and spices. all the vegetables are cooked well and than smashed to form a thick gravy. this spiced and aromatic curry is than topped with the finely chopped raw onions, coriander leaves and optionally with a lemon. this dish is most commonly served as evening snack or even for dinner in most of the houses. the key factor here is pav bhaji masala which is a blend of aromatic spices.

secondly, pav bhaji can be instant hit if you are organising party at your home. moreover, if your kids hate to eat vegetables, than this crushed vegetable bhaji can be very good option. certainly all the proteins and minerals in vegetables would be consumed by the kids. i would highly recommend to have this dish for your un planned party or even for surprised guests as this can be prepared easily and instantly.

pav bhaji

most commonly the vegetables used in this dish are french beans, capsicum, potatoes, cauliflower, peas and carrots. you can use all the vegetables or skip if you are running short of these vegetables. however, with each vegetable used the taste may vary. for this recipe refer my recipe card for the full vegetable list.

while making pav bhaji, i personally prefer to use the mtr brand of pav bhaji masala, but you could use any brand of your choice. check out my other snack recipes like bread masala, medu vada, goli baje, churumuri and mirchi bajji.

pav bhaji recipe | mumbai pav bhaji recipe:

recipe card for pav bhaji :

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pav bhaji | mumbai pav bhaji recipe
 
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pav bhaji | mumbai pav bhaji recipe
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Recipe type: street food
Cuisine: indian
Serves: 30 min
Ingredients
  • 3 potatoes
  • ¾ to 1 cup peas
  • 10 french beans
  • 1 large onion
  • 3 large tomatoes
  • 2 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 3 tbsp pav bhaji masala
  • 1 tsp chilly powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1.5 to 2 cups water or add as required
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • few coriander leaves
  • 1 lemon
  • salt as required
  • pavs for serving with the bhaji
Instructions ( 1 cup =255 ml)
  1. boil the potatoes in a pressure cooker or microwave oven.
  2. finely chop tomatoes and french beans. keep aside.
  3. in a pan, add ghee / butter.
  4. when the ghee melts completely, add ginger-garlic paste and saute till the raw aroma of the ginger-garlic paste disappears.
  5. now add the tomatoes and fry them till they become soft and mush, till you fat releasing the sides. about 6 to 7 minutes on low to medium flame.
  6. add the chopped beans and peas. saute for 2 to 3 minutes.
  7. now add the boiled and pealed mashed potatoes.
  8. add water and combine the mashed potatoes well with other vegetables.
  9. now add the red chilly powder, turmeric powder, salt and pav bhaji masala.
  10. mix the dry masalas well.
  11. with a vegetable masher, mash the veggies directly in the pan.
  12. occasionally stir the bhaji in a low flame for 8 -10 minutes.
  13. check the taste. add salt and pav bhaji masala or red chili powder or butter if you require more spicy.
  14. fry the pav in a tava or pan by cutting it horizontally. add some butter on top pav or bread.
  15. your pava bhaji is ready.


 how to make pav bhaji recipe step by step photo recipe:

  1. boil the potatoes in a pressure cooker or microwave oven.
    pav bhaji
  2. finely chop tomatoes and french beans. keep aside.
    pav bhaji
  3. in a pan, add ghee / butter.
    pav bhaji
  4. when the ghee melts completely, add ginger-garlic paste and saute till the raw aroma of the ginger-garlic paste disappears.
    pav bhaji
  5. now add the tomatoes and fry them till they become soft and mush, till you fat releasing the sides. about 6 to 7 minutes on low to medium flame.
    pav bhaji
  6. add the chopped beans and peas. saute for 2 to 3 minutes.
    pav bhaji
  7. now add the boiled and pealed mashed potatoes.
    pav bhaji
  8. add water and combine the mashed potatoes well with other vegetables.
    pav bhaji
  9. now add the red chilly powder, turmeric powder, salt and pav bhaji masala.
    pav bhaji
  10. mix the dry masalas well.
  11. with a vegetable masher, mash the veggies directly in the pan.
    pav bhaji
  12. occasionally stir the bhaji in a low flame for 8 -10 minutes. add some water if the curry becomes thick.
  13. check the taste. add salt and pav bhaji masala or red chili powder or butter if you require more spicy.
    pav bhaji
  14. fry the pav in a tava or pan by cutting it horizontally. add some butter on top pav or bread. make it crisp and do not over roast it.
    pav bhaji
  15. your pava bhaji is ready. garnish with coriander leaves and some finely chopped onions. optionally you can few cubes of butter on top of the bhaji. if you need tangy flavor, squeeze some lemon juice on top of it.pav bhaji


notes:

  • always make pav bhaji with butter / ghee to get rich taste.
  • add capsicum or any veggies of your choice.
  • pav bhaji can be good option for those kids who doesn’t like to eat vegetables.
  • ripped tomatoes are recommended. this gives good colour and taste to pav bhaji.

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Hebbar's Kitchen is all about Indian veg recipes. This blog is managed by me Archana and my husband, Sudarshan. I try to post my recipes with simple & easily available ingredients from kitchen. These posts are usually supported by short videos and photo recipes. Learn interesting recipes and share your feedback, as your feedback means a lot to me.

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    • onion is not required while preparing bhaji. once bhaji is prepared, you can add finely chopped onion as toppings.

  1. Thank you for the wonderful recipies. I just wanted to ask what if I can’t get the pav bhaji masala. What to do then? Any substitute?
    Thank you

    • thanks a lot for those wonderful comments. i really appreciate it. you can aslo prepare them, but i have not posted the recipe of masala yet. but i should do soon

  2. Superb recipes.
    Three cheers for the fun n quick format.
    Folks have no time to listen to talking about recipe and tasting at end etc. We just need the recipe!! 🙂
    Keep up your awesome work.

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