Pav Bhaji Recipe – How to Make Restaurant Style Pav Bhaji

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Written by Puja

Pav Bhaji Recipe is popular street food from Mumbai. Bhaji is a combination of mix match vegetables and some Indian spices served along with toasted Pav.

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It’s time for resolutions and goal setting.

And it’s also time for self-evaluation…

Time flies. Isn’t it?

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It feels like 2018 started just a few days back and we are already at the end of the year. But then that’s how it is meant to be. Else we might get bored of the dull and slow-moving life. Isn’t it?

We started this year with a lot of plans. We set some very high goals for ourselves at the beginning of the year, both on the personal front and on our business as well.

We were able to achieve some of them and we missed on some. But again, that is part and parcel of the game.

Whatever we achieved will go into our books are achievements. The next year we will set our goals a little higher than what we achieved.

But whatever we missed are the ones that will give us the learnings for our future.

Dilip always keeps telling me that it is here that a lot of people falter. They delete all of the data of their failures and move on.

And this only means that they are going to need a few extra attempts before they can actually achieve these same goals again.


Because they didn’t decipher the reason why they failed at the first place.

Reconciliation and re-evaluation is an important part of preparing for success. Every failure is a learning experience and if you can decipher your failures, take note of the reasons why you failed and work on improving them, then the possibility of you getting success increases manifolds.

So I would recommend that you do spend some time to evaluate your failures for the last year, as you cherish your wins.

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Pav Bhaji Recipe – How to Make Restaurant Style Pav Bhaji

Pav bhaji masala is another street food very common in Mumbai.

pav bhaji recipe

Pav Bhaji Recipe

Pav Bhaji Recipe is popular street food from Mumbai. Bhaji is a combination of mix match vegetables and some Indian spices served along with toasted Pav.
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Calories: 895kcal
Author: Puja


Ingredients for Bhaji

  • 4 Potato boiled and peeled
  • 5 Tomato roughly chopped
  • 1 Carrot roughly chopped
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper roughly chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Peas
  • 1.5 tbsp Pav Bhaji masala
  • 4 tbsp Oil
  • 50 - 60 gms Butter
  • Salt to taste

Ingredients to Grind:

  • 1 tsp Fenugreek Leaves
  • 1 tsp Fenugreek Seeds
  • 6-7 nos Cloves

Ingredients for Tadka

  • 2 Onion finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Ginger & Garlic Paste
  • 1 tbsp Pav Bhaji Masala
  • 4 tsp Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
  • 50 - 60 gms Butter
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • Water as required

Ingredients to fry Pav

  • Pav as required
  • Butter as required
  • Pav bhaji Masala as required
  • Coriander Leaves handful, finely chopped


How to make Bhaji

  • Heat oil in a pan on a medium flame.
  • Add bell pepper and fry for few minutes.
  • Now add carrot and fry for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add peas and give it a nice stir. Cook for few minutes until soft.
  • Now add tomato, salt, ground masala, pav bhaji masala and butter. Mix and give it a nice stir.
  • Now cook the vegetables mashing in between until soft.
  • Once you see that the oil are getting separated, add mashed potato and mix everything well.
  • Mash everything well and cook for few more minutes and switch off the gas. Take out the masala in a plate and set aside.

How to give Tadka

  • Now heat the same pan or a different pan, add butter to it.
  • Add chopped onion, ginger-galic paste, kashmiri red chilli powder, pav bhaji masala and salt if needed.
  • Fry onion by adding little water in between so that the onion becomes soft and cooked well.
  • Once onion gets cooked well and became soft, add bhaji masala we have prepared and mash everything well.
  • Add water to the desired consistency and mash this mixture well.
  • Now cook bhaji uncovered for about 7-8 minutes.

How to fry Pav for Pav Bhaji

  • While the bhaji is simmering, you can fry pav so that you can serve the pav with hot bhaji, the way it is served in the restaurants.
  • Slice the pavs from center.
  • Heat a pan or tawa.
  • Keep the flame low, add butter to it.
  • When the butter starts melting add a bit pav bhaji masala and chopped coriander leaves and mix it well and spread on tawa properly.
  • Now place the pav on the butter.
  • Rotate the pav all over the melted butter.
  • Now turn over the pav and rotate them on tawa so that the second side absorbs the butter.
  • Add more butter if required and toast them well from both sides.
  • Follow the same process for the rest of the pavs.

How to serve Pav Bhaji

  • Take some bhaji in a serving plate.
  • Top it up with a cubes of butter.
  • Sprinkle some onion and also some lemon juice on top of the bhaji.
  • Now serve steaming hot bhaji along with the pan fried butterd pav.


Nutrition Facts
Pav Bhaji Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 895 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 2511mg109%
Potassium 5942mg170%
Carbohydrates 180g60%
Fiber 47g196%
Sugar 36g40%
Protein 38g76%
Vitamin A 16500IU330%
Vitamin C 354.7mg430%
Calcium 418mg42%
Iron 32.8mg182%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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