Pav Bhaji | How to make Pav Bhaji

By Zareena Siraj  |  13th Feb 2016  |  
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About Pav Bhaji Recipe

I made the pav bhaji masala powder and added it to the bhaji and it was perfect. I thought of making the pav, but time didn’t permit me so I ended up with the store bought pavs. This is a perfect tea time snack and will be loved by all.The bhaji is very healthy and nutritious, as we use all kinds of vegetables in it. I love the smell of butter in both the pav and bhaji.

Pav Bhaji

Ingredients to make Pav Bhaji

  • Pav bhaji masala powder:
  • coriander powder- 2 tbsp
  • cloves- 2 nos
  • cardamom- 2 nos
  • cinnamon stick- 1 small stick
  • cumin powder- 1 tbsp
  • Black peppercorns- 1 tbsp
  • red chilli powder- 2 tsp
  • turmeric powder- 1/2 tbsp
  • Ingredients for bhaji:
  • potatoes (boiled and mashed)- 2 nos
  • onions (chopped)- 2 nos
  • ginger and Garlic paste- 1 tbsp
  • carrots (cubed)- 2 nos
  • Beans (chopped)- 10 nos
  • turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
  • red chilli powder- 1 tsp
  • Pav bhaji masala- 2 tbsp
  • green chillies (chopped)- 2 nos
  • tomatoes (chopped)- 2 nos
  • butter (at room temp)- 1 tbsp
  • lemon Juice- 1 tbsp
  • coriander leaves- 1 bunch
  • Pav bread (toasted with butter)- 4-5 nos

How to make Pav Bhaji

  1. Method: Dry roast all the ingredients of the 'Pav Bhaji Powder' and grind it to a fine powder. Keep it aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and add the chopped onions. Fry till they turn translucent. In this add the ginger and garlic paste and green chillies.
  3. Add the turmeric powder, red chilli powder and the prepared pav bhaji masala. Mix it well.
  4. Add the boiled and mashed vegetables along with the chopped tomatoes and keep it on a high flame for 5 mins.
  5. Then lower the flame and cook for about 10- 15 mins, till all the gravy is thickened.
  6. Once the gravy is thickened add the salt and turn off the flame. At last add the lemon juice and butter and mix well.
  7. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve this along with chopped onions and butter roasted pav on a lovely evening.

Reviews for Pav Bhaji (2)

Zareena Siraj3 years ago

Yeah Piyali, You can prepare this dish without onions and garlic. It would taste good.

Piyali Moitra3 years ago

can the Onion and garlic be replaced?

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