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Pav Bhaji


Durga puja is just a few days away. Every street of Bengal and other parts of India will be filled with people and food stalls. Among all of them 'chaat' stalls are my favourite. I like various type of chaats like panipuri, dahi puri chat, papri chat, samosa chat, nimki chat, batata puri chat, ghugni chat and so on. Though today I am not sharing any Bengali chaat, but 'pav bhaji' is quite famous in Mumbai and many other parts of India. 'Bhaji' indicates spicy, tangy mashed vegetable curry and 'pav' means bread / bun. After having a plate of 'pav bhaji', don't ever forget to have a cup of milky tea ... trust me on this one. Before start cooking this dish, you have to remember one simple thing - Butter makes everything better ! Do try this recipe in your kitchen and enjoy a great evening with your family.


  • 1 big potato, boiled and mashed.
  • 4 Tablespoons of chopped capsicum.
  • 1 Teaspoon of ginger and garlic paste.
  • 1 cup of boiled mix vegetables (carrots, cauliflower, green peas, beans).
  • 2 tomatoes, finely chopped.
  • 2 green chilies, chopped.
  • Spice powder (2 Teaspoons of roasted coriander powder, 1 Teaspoon of roasted cumin powder, 1 Teaspoon of garam masala, 1 Teaspoon of fennel powder, 1 Teaspoon of turmeric powder, 2 Teaspoons of hot red chilli powder, 1 Teaspoon of black pepper powder, 1 Tablespoon of kashmiri red chilli powder, pinch of amchoor / dry mango powder).
  • Water.
  • Salt and sugar.
  • 4 Tablespoons of butter.
  • 1 big onion, finely chopped.

Pav Bhaji

Pav Bhaji


Cooking Step: Pav Bhaji
Place the butter in a flat pan and then turn on the heat on low.
Cooking Step: Pav Bhaji
When the butter melts down completely add the green chilies, ginger and garlic paste. Mix for 2 minutes on medium flame.
Then add chopped onion with pinch of salt. Cook until it become golden in color.
Cooking Step: Pav Bhaji
Then add the chopped capsicum. For more color, you can also use red bell peppers. Cook for another 4 minutes.
Cooking Step: Pav Bhaji
Then add the chopped tomatoes and some more salt. Cook this until it becomes mushy.
Cooking Step: Pav Bhaji
Now add all of the spice powder or store bought pav bhaji masala. Mix well for 3 minutes.
Cooking Step: Pav Bhaji
Add the boiled vegetables. Mix well and mash them a bit with a masher.
Cooking Step: Pav Bhaji
Then add mashed potato, salt and a big pinch of sugar. Mix very well.
Cooking Step: Pav Bhaji
Make a little hole inside the pan and add a cup of water. Mix everything slowly for 3 minutes.
Cooking Step: Pav Bhaji
Now mash everything very well with a masher. If you like your bhaji on thinner side, then add some more water and cook for another 15 minutes.
Cooking Step: Pav Bhaji
Lastly add some chopped coriander leaves and turn off the heat.
In another pan toast the buns with some butter.
Cooking Step: Pav Bhaji
For serving place the 2 pavs in a plate, put some bhaji and some chopped onion.
Cooking Step: Pav Bhaji

Your pav bhaji is ready ...
  • Enjoy this hot with a dollop of butter ..

Pav Bhaji

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