Pav Bhaji Recipe

Pav Bhaji recipe featuring a spicy and tangy vegetable mash served with buttered pav (bread rolls)


  • 4 medium potatoes, boiled and mashed
  • 1 cup cauliflower florets, boiled and mashed
  • 1 cup green peas, boiled
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 2 green chilies, finely chopped
  • 1 capsicum (bell pepper), finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-inch piece ginger, grated
  • 2 tablespoons pav bhaji masala
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Fresh coriander leaves, chopped
  • 8 pav (bread rolls), lightly toasted
  • Lemon wedges, for serving


  1. In a large pan, heat butter over medium heat. Add chopped onions, green chilies, minced garlic, and grated ginger. Saute until onions turn translucent.
  2. Add chopped tomatoes to the pan and cook until they turn soft and mushy.
  3. Add chopped capsicum to the pan and sauté for a few minutes until it softens.
  4. Stir in pav bhaji masala, red chili powder, turmeric powder, and salt. Mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add boiled and mashed potatoes, cauliflower, and green peas to the pan. Mix everything together until well combined.
  6. Using a potato masher, mash the vegetables while stirring continuously, until you get a thick and uniform mixture.
  7. Add a little water if the bhaji is too dry and continue cooking for 5-7 minutes until the flavors are well blended.
  8. Garnish the Pav Bhaji with freshly chopped coriander leaves and a dollop of butter.
  9. Serve hot with lightly toasted pav (bread rolls) and lemon wedges on the side. Enjoy the spicy and flavorful taste of Mumbai street food right in your own home with this delicious Pav Bhaji recipe!

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