Masala pav | How to make Masala pav

By Monika S Suman  |  30th Jun 2016  |  
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About Masala pav Recipe

A very famous street food, full of flavors and so easy to make.

Masala pav

Ingredients to make Masala pav

  • 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1 medium potato, boiled and grated
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped or 1/4 cup grated bell pepper
  • 4 big garlic cloves and 1 inch ginger, grated
  • 1 tsp red chilly powder (add more if you want very spicy)
  • 1 tbsp Pav bhaji masala
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp butter or oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • coriander leaves for garnish
  • Other Ingredients:
  • 4 Pavs
  • butter as needed to toast the pavs

How to make Masala pav

  1. In a heated pan, add butter or oil. If using butter, make sure you don’t let it burn. Keep the flame low. Add onions, sauté in low flame for a few minutes toll they turn soft. Add ginger garlic paste. Saute for a minute and add bell peppers
  2. Let it cook for a minute. Add chopped tomatoes, pav bhaji masala, red chilly powder and salt to taste. Cook everything together till oil separates from the masala.
  3. Add 1/2 cup of warm water, mix and add grated potatoes. Let everything simmer for 2-3 minutes in low flame, garnish with coriander leaves, switch off the flame and keep aside.
  4. Now heat a non stick or an iron tawa. Slit the pavs but do not break into two halves. Toast the bread using butter.
  5. Spread the masalas all over the toasted bread nicely (make sure to cover all the sides of the pavs with masala) and serve immediately along with some chopped onions and lemon wedges.

My Tip:

I always use red bell peppers to make this. I mostly grate the bell peppers. I absolutely love using grated bell peppers. It gives a good color and enhances the taste too. Using grated bell peppers makes the masala smooth too. But please don’t use mixer grinder to make the paste, use grater only.

Reviews for Masala pav (6)

Prerna Pai2 years ago


Ankit Kumar Gupta3 years ago


Shilpa Barve Nigudkar3 years ago

Tried it.. Was yummy.

Deepthi Nayak3 years ago


Vandana Gupta3 years ago

looks yum

Sunita Ramankulath4 years ago


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