Savory and Delicious Pav Bhaji Recipe: A Flavorful Street Food Delight

Savory and Delicious Pav Bhaji Recipe: A Flavorful Street Food Delight

Craving a taste of Mumbai's vibrant street food scene? Look no further than Pav Bhaji – a popular and mouthwatering Indian dish that combines a medley of vegetables with aromatic spices, served with buttery pav buns. In this article, we'll guide you through the steps to create a savory and delicious Pav Bhaji right in your own kitchen. Get ready to savor the flavors of this iconic street food and bring the bustling streets of Mumbai to your dining table!

Savory and Delicious Pav Bhaji Recipe: A Flavorful Street Food Delight


To make this flavorful Pav Bhaji, you'll need the following ingredients:

  • 4 medium-sized potatoes, boiled and mashed
  • 1 cup of cauliflower, finely chopped
  • 1 cup of green peas
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large capsicum (bell pepper), finely chopped
  • 2 large tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 4-5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-inch piece of ginger, grated
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 tablespoon of oil
  • 2 tablespoons of Pav Bhaji masala
  • 1 teaspoon of red chili powder (adjust to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh coriander leaves for garnish
  • Lemon wedges for serving
  • Pav buns for serving


Follow these simple steps to create a flavorful Pav Bhaji:

  1. Heat oil and butter in a large pan or skillet over medium heat. Add minced garlic and grated ginger. Sauté for a minute until fragrant.
  2. Add the chopped onions to the pan and sauté until they turn translucent.
  3. Add the chopped capsicum and sauté for a couple of minutes until it softens.
  4. Add the finely chopped tomatoes to the pan and cook until they turn mushy and the oil starts separating.
  5. Now, add the chopped cauliflower, green peas, mashed potatoes, Pav Bhaji masala, red chili powder, turmeric powder, and salt. Mix well to combine all the ingredients.
  6. Using a masher or back of a spoon, mash the vegetables in the pan until they are well blended and form a thick, chunky mixture. Cook the mixture for 10-15 minutes on low heat, stirring occasionally.
  7. Toast the pav buns with butter on a griddle or skillet until they are golden brown and crisp on the outside.
  8. Garnish the Pav Bhaji with fresh coriander leaves.
  9. Serve the hot and flavorful Pav Bhaji with buttered pav buns, lemon wedges, and some chopped onions on the side.

With this easy-to-follow recipe, you can recreate the authentic flavors of Mumbai's street food with Pav Bhaji. The combination of mashed vegetables, aromatic spices, and buttery pav buns will transport you to the bustling streets of Mumbai. So, bring the taste of this iconic street food into your home, gather the ingredients, and get ready to enjoy a savory and delicious Pav Bhaji that will leave you craving for more. Indulge in the vibrant and irresistible flavors of this beloved Indian dish, and treat your taste buds to an unforgettable culinary experience!