Pav bhaji, a well loved indian street food originated in Mumbai was created specially for the textile mill workers in mumbai as a quick alternative to heavy full meal. you can read more about its history here.
Pav bhaji is now popular among Indians all over the world.

I make bhaji in half butter and half oil but to make it authentic use only butter(the more the merrier)


  • Potatoes- 5 big
  • Frozen peas- 1 cup
  • Carrot - 2 big
  • Onion- 2 chopped finely
  • Tomato- 2 chopped
  • Green chili- 2 small
  • Ginger garlic paste- 1 tablespoon
  • Turmeric powder- 1/2 teaspoon
  • Pav bhaji masala- 2-3 tablespoons
  • Red chili powder- 1/2 teaspoon
  • Water- to boil the veggies
  • Salt to taste


  • Peel and cut the potatoes and carrot
  • Boil the potatoes and carrot in a pressure cooker
  • Drain the water and Mash the boiled veggies and keep aside
  • Heat butter in a pan
  • Saute onions and green chillies till onions are translucent and brown
  • Add ginger garlic paste
  • Saute for a minute and add tomatoes
  • Fry till its cooked and oil starts separating
  • Add pav bhaji masala, turmeric, red chili powder and salt.
  • Add peas and all the mashed veggies, mix well.
  • Add the drained water(little) and keep mashing the veggies.
  • Continue adding water little by little and cook till you get the required thickness.

Slit the pav into two and fry with butter till light brown.

Garnish with coriander leaves and onion.


  • You can use any vegetables you want. Capsicum tastes really good in it.
  • You will have to taste and adjust the masala and salt.

Posted by sneh On Tuesday, January 27, 2009 1 comment

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Yummy!I am craving for it now. New here .You have a nice space with lovely collection of recipes.Do drop by
    when time permits


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