Pav Bhaji – Quick, Easy and Simple

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Pav bhaji is a fast food dish from India, consisting of a thick vegetable curry, fried and served with a soft bread roll (Pav)

Pav bhaji has many variations in ingredients and garnishes, but is essentially a spiced mixture of mashed vegetables in a thick gravy served hot with a soft white bread roll, usually cooked on a flat griddle (tava)/Kadai or Pressure Cooker

Ingredients: –

  • 1 Cup Boiled Green Peas
  • 1 Cup Chopped Green Capsicum
  • 3-4 Red Tomatoes
  • 1 Cup Chopped Onion
  • 1 Cup Chopped boiled cauliflower
  • 2-3 Boiled Chopped Potatoes (1CUP)
  • 1 TBSP Ginger-Garlic Paste
  • 2 Chopped Green Chilies
  • 2 TBSP OIL
  • 2 TBSP Butter
  • Salt as per your taste
  • 1 TSPN Red-Chili Powder/Lal Mirch Powder
  • 1 TSPN Red-Powder food color
  • 2 TBSP Pav-Bhaji Masala
  • Coriander to garnish
  • 2 Soft-breads (Pav)
  • Half a lemon

Method: –


  • Blend the chopped tomatoes and green chilies into a tomato pure
  • Pre heat a Kadai and add 2 TBSP of OIL and 2 TBSP of Butter
  • Add Half a cup of Chopped Onion Sauté it
  • Add 1 Cup Chopped boiled cauliflower
  • Add 1 TBSP Ginger-Garlic Paste
  • Add 1 Cup Chopped Green Capsicum and cover the lid and let it cook for 2-3mins
  • Add Salt as per your taste
  • Add the boiled potatoes
  • Mix it well and mash it with a masher
  • Add half cup of Green Peas
  • Let it cook under the lid for 2-3 mins
  • Add 1 TSPN of Red Chili/Lal Mirch Powder
  • Add 1 Cup tomato pure
  • Add 2 TBSP of Pav Bhaji Masala
  • Add 1 Cup of Water
  • Add 1 TSPN of Red Powder Food color
  • Let it cook under the lid for 5 Minutes
  • Mash and mix it well
  • Put the lid back on and let it cook on low heat for 5 minutes
  • Add the remaining Peas and let it slow cook for more 5 minutes
  • Your Bhaji is ready to be served


  • Pre-heat a Tava and take 2 Soft-Breads (pav) and apply butter on both the sides
  • Let it heat a bit on both the sides and its ready to be served


  • Garnish your bhaji with coriander and chopped onions and serve it with half a lemon
  • Place the two pavs and serve it 🙂