Pao Bhaji | How to make Pao Bhaji

By Pinkle Sachdev  |  31st Aug 2016  |  
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About Pao Bhaji Recipe

My family loves this Pao Bhaji recipe. We eat this for dinner and my kids love to take this in their tiffins.

Pao Bhaji, a marvelous creation to spice up your day. The relishing flavours, the appealing texture and the amazing aroma of Pao Bhaji is just mouth-watering. This amazing recipe is provided by Pinkle Sachdev. Be it kids or adults, no one can resist this delicious dish. How to make Pao Bhaji is a question which arises in people's mind quite often. So, this simple step by step Pao Bhaji recipe by Pinkle Sachdev. Pao Bhaji can even be tried by beginners. A few secret ingredients in Pao Bhaji just makes it the way it is served in restaurants. Pao Bhaji can serve 6 people. So, the next time you have a get together or a party at home, don't forget to check and try out Pao Bhaji.

Pao Bhaji

Ingredients to make Pao Bhaji

  • 3 carrots
  • 25 pieces of beans
  • 1/2 of a small cabbage
  • 1/2 cup green peas
  • 1/2 small bottle gourd
  • 4 potatoes
  • 1/2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 big sized onions, chopped
  • 2 big sized capsicum, finely chopped
  • 1 and 1/2 " ginger
  • 10-12 garlic Cloves
  • 3-4 dry red chillies (deseeded and soaked)
  • 5-6 tomatoes (finely chopped/pureed)
  • 1 tbsp kasturi methi
  • salt to taste
  • 2-3 tbsp Pao-Bhaji masala (Badshah)
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp amchoor powder
  • 1 and 1/2 tbsp dhaniya/ coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala
  • Chopped coriander- a handful
  • 1 lemon

How to make Pao Bhaji

  1. Wash and chop the vegetables into medium sized pieces.
  2. Pressure cook these veggies and green peas with 1/2 cup of water. Let it cook till 1 whistle blows. Wash, boil, cool and peel the potatoes separately.
  3. Grind the ginger, garlic and soaked chillies together to form a fine paste.
  4. Heat oil and butter in a pan/kadai. Add the chopped onions and saute till it turns light pink in colour. Add the ginger/ garlic/ chilli paste and cook for 2-3 mins on a low flame.
  5. Next add the capsicum and stir fry for 2 mins. Then add the tomatoes and cook till the oil separates from the masala.
  6. Add a little crushed kasturi methi, salt, pao bhaji masala, red chilli powder, amchoor powder, dhaniya powder and garam masala. Cook it for another 2 mins.
  7. Add the pressure cooked and mashed veggies, potatoes to the masala. Mash it with the help of a potato masher. Cover and cook for 5-7 mins.
  8. Garinsh it with chopped coriander and butter.
  9. Serve it hot with pao accompanied with chopped onions, lemon wedges and roasted papad.

My Tip:

I used 2 dry red chillies, pureed tomatoes and veggies because my kids don't like veggies that much. If you like it more spicy and red in colour, then add 4 dry chillies. If your kids like it, then you can go ahead with chopped tomatoes and mashed vegetables.

Reviews for Pao Bhaji (4)

Jonali Mudoi2 years ago


Shambhavi Gupta2 years ago

even my favourite!

Taahira Laiq2 years ago

love this dish

Sneha Kaur2 years ago

Looks yum and healthy.. Will soon try