Pav Bhaji – Maharashtrian street food

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Pav bhaji is Maharashtra’s street food. It is usually made with vegetable and spices and served with soft bread roll. It take less time to cook. Nowadays, this is also a very popular recipe in India, like by almost everyone.


pav bhaji maharashtrian street food


When I am lazy to cook on entire meal for my family. Pav bhaji is one of the dish first come in my mind. This recipe is easy, quick and also simple to cook. Which fill your stomach and satisfies your tasting buds.

Step-by-step instructions with pictures immediately follow recipe




We need ingredients for pav bhaji are capsicum, potato, tomato, onion, green peas, cauliflowers, ginger garlic paste, red chili powder, cumin seeds, salt, pavbhaji masala, oil, coriander and lemon.


pav bhaji ingrediants


First of all wash vegetables and chop them roughly except tomatoes and onions.


vegetable chopped


Boil roughly chopped cauliflower, capsicum, potatoes, and green peas in pressure cooker for 2 whistles.
Let cooker cool down completely then take vegetables out from pressure cooker and smash them with smasher. You can also use blender.


smash vegitables - pav bhaji


Heat up oil in kadhai on medium heat and add cumin seeds.


add cumin seeds


Once they sizzle, add chopped onion. Saute onion till it changes in brownish pink color. Add chopped tomatoes. Saute again until tomatoes start to melt……


Prawns Curry Onion Tomato


Now add ginger garlic paste. Sauté till raw aroma of the ginger garlic paste disappears.


add genger garlic paste


Add 1 and 1/2 tbsp pav bhaji masala, red chili powder. Stir all things together for 2 minutes.


add pav bhaji masala


To avoid mixture sticking in bottom, add 2 tbsp of water. Do not add more than 2 tbsp.


add water


Let simmer on slow heat till you can see that oil is getting separated a bit.


simmer pav bhaji gravy


Now finally add smashed vegetables it and stir mixture for two minutes.


add smash veg


And also add salt to taste…..


add salt in pav bhaji


If you need smash it again while serving.


smash pav bhaji


Pav bhaji is ready. Pour some butter, and garnish with coriander, chopped onion. And finally roast pav on tava with butter. Serve with roasted pav. If pav is not available you can also serve with  plain bread.


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Post Author: Asmita Pawar-Gaikwad

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