Mumbai Pav Bhaji
Written by Jayashree
Published on March 15, 2016

Pav bhaji is one of the snacks that I grew eating it very regularly and cherish this so much. It’s easy to make on hard days, good for the parties or any time of the day , and most of all it fills your stomach , not something like uff, I have eaten so much and still feel hungry…unlike the pani puris, isn’t it ? I am really pretty excited to share it here.

Pav Bhaji is a popular street food of Mumbai. It is very popular and so delicious, that you can find these vendors selling it everywhere and till late nights. This month , we Culinary Hoppers have decided to explore the Maharashtrian cuisine. This variety of food has so much to offer and it has a unique blend of taste. It is spicy with a little bit of sweetness in it.  Chapati and phulka are more commonly made here. Accompaniments such as dry potato sabzi or matki usal are common. A dish of gram flour called as Jhunka is very famous here. With rice, they make a rasam like known as amti. The curry powder used is different one, known as Goda Masala. This powder  is also used in preparing variety of rice dishes.

As we are lovers of pav bhaji at home, I decided to make this and Kotambir Wadi for the blog hop. I hope you enjoy this authentic recipe of pav bhaji recipe as much as I am glad to share it here .

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Mumbai Pav Bhaji
Recipe Type: Snacks
Cuisine: Maharashtrian
Author: Jayashree
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 6
A tasty and mouth watering delicacy of Maharashtra
Ingredients
  • onions 3
  • tomatoes 4
  • potato 3
  • peas 11/2 bowl
  • cauliflower 1/2 floret of a big one or 1 small one
  • capsicum 1
  • butter 2tbsp + 1tbsp
  • ginger garlic paste 1tsp
  • cumin 1tsp
  • pav bhaji masala 2tsp
  • chilli powder 1tsp
  • kasuri methi 1tsp
  • garam masala powder 1tsp
  • turmeric powder 1/4tsp
  • chat masal 1/2 tsp
  • black salt 1/4 tsp
  • salt to taste
  • For garnishing :
  • onion finely cut
  • coriander finely cut
  • lemon wedges
  • Other ingredients:
  • Pav buns 12
  • butter to spread
Instructions
  1. Cut veggies. In a seperator, put the peas and potato and in another put the cauliflowe. Cook it for two whistles in a pressure cooker.
  2. Take a tablespoon of butter , add cumin and as they splutter put the capsicum, Allow them to cook for sometime. Add the ginger garlic paste and saute well.Mash them
  3. Add tomato and allow to cook for sometime. Remove the water from the veggies and keep aside. Put the boiled veggies. Let cook for sometime, mash them well. You can keep them a little crunchy if you wish.
  4. Take another pan and two tablespoon of butter, add the onions and saute until it turns pale in colour. Add chilli powder, pav bhaji masala, kasuri methi ,garam masala powder, turmeric powder, salt and mix well. Allow to cook for a minute. Put it into the mashed veggies and give a stir. Put a little chat masala and black salt to enhance the taste.
  5. Remove from heat and keep aside.
  6. To serve:
  7. Take a pav, cut it into two,. Heat a skillet and roast them with a little butter on both the sides.
  8. Put the bhaji in a bowl , garnish with chopped onions, coriander and lime wedges.
Notes
You need to use butter in the recipe. Oil can be mixed with it, but I don’t prepare that way. Butter can be any kind, amul or homemade. I have used home made.[br]Use fresh ginger garlic paste. I used eight cloves of garlic and an inch of ginger.

 

veggies chopped
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veggies chopped

Cut the onions, tomato and capsicum into small pieces.

veggies boiled
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veggies boiled

Pressure cook the veggies, cauliflower, potatoes and peas.

saute the capsicum
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saute the capsicum

Take a table spoon of butter and add the cumin to it. As it splutters, add the capsicum. Then, add the ginger garlic paste, saute for sometime. Then, mash it.

veggies put together
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veggies put together

Add the tomatoes and let cook.Remove the water of the veggies and keep it aside. Put the veggies into it.

mash the veggies
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mash the veggies

Mash the veggies well with a potato masher.

saute the onions
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saute the onions

Take another pan and a tablespoon of butter. Add the onions and saute it. Then add all the masalas to it, chilly powder, pav bhaji masala, kasuri methi and turmeric powder.

mix together
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mix together

Add the sauted masala to the mashed veggies. Add the salt, black salt and little water. Let boil for a minute.

pav bhaji ready
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pav bhaji ready

Pav Bhaji is ready to serve

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My other Maharashtrian dishes :

Kothimbir Vadi  Vada pav  Potato bonda

 

These are the other delicacies of my blog hop friends:

Shubha

Bhajniche thalipeetha  kulith pitala  piyush  metkut

Vani

Aalo Bonda

Piyali

Zunka Bhakar   Matki usal

Padma

Bhakarwadi   Sabudana Vada

Poornima

Jowar roti   Stuffed Brinjal

Anu

Shengdanyacha amti   Barnyard millet rice

Swati

Tomato rice   green peas curry

Parvathy

Sol kadhi

Shobana

kolhapuri thecha

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21 Comments

  1. srividhya

    Love pav bhaji. So yum 🙂

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou Srividya

      Reply
  2. shubha

    Delicious and one of the popular street food.. delicious!!

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou Shubha

      Reply
  3. Swati

    Your Pav Bhaji looks so delicious Jayashree. I can have Pav bhaji anytime. Nice pictures too.

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thanks Swati !

      Reply
  4. Piyali Mutha

    A favourite Mumbai dish of mine. Whenever I visit Mumbai I go to Juhu Chowpatty to savour Pav Bhaji. Your post brought back those memories. Explained beautifully, the Pav Bhaji looks so yummy. Could have a bowl right now.

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou Piyali

      Reply
  5. marudhuskitchen

    super hit delicious pav bhaji..yours looks great and yummy

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou Vani

      Reply
  6. Anupama

    Loving the step wise pictures and presentation. Mouthwatering Pav Bhaji! looks great. lovely share.

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou Anu

      Reply
  7. Poornima Hegde

    Yummy Bhaji Jaya.. perfectly made, looks so delicious!

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou Poornima

      Reply
  8. padma

    An all time fav at home and parties……Yours looks delicious and super yummy dear:)

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou Padma

      Reply
  9. parvathy

    oh wow wow.. I love pay bhaji so much its my favourite street food . You have executed the recipe so very well Jaya, lovely share

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou so much Parvathy

      Reply
  10. Chupacabras

    I always add fresh green peas to the bhaji. But in the pav bhaji stalls and restaurants, they add dried green peas to the bhaji. Hence the consistency of the pav bhaji is mushy and smooth. You can also add dried green peas. You have to soak them overnight and then cook them thoroughly.

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou for the visit Chupacabras, yes they do add dried peas, I dont like it

      Reply
  11. Jagruti

    Just yesterday we made pav bhaji, I saw you have added kasoori Methi , what’s the reason for that ?

    Reply

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