Pav Bhaji | How to make Pav Bhaji

By Monika S Suman  |  26th Feb 2016  |  
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About Pav Bhaji Recipe

One of the most famous and hottest selling street foods.

Pav Bhaji

Ingredients to make Pav Bhaji

  • To pressure cook:
  • 1/2 cup cabbage, roughly chopped
  • 1 medium sized carrot
  • 1 small beetroot (the secret to the awesome color)
  • 1/4 cup peas
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled
  • 2 medium tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • To make paste:
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 green chilly
  • 1 big garlic clove
  • 1/2 inch ginger
  • Other Ingredients:
  • 1 tbsp bhaji masala
  • 2 tbsp oil or butter
  • salt to taste
  • coriander leaves to garnish
  • Pavs as needed

How to make Pav Bhaji

  1. Pressure cook the veggies in 1 cup water along with salt and turmeric powder till done. Beetroot takes a little time to cook. I cook the veggies for around 10 minutes in low flame after one whistle.
  2. Switch off the flame after 10 minutes and let the pressure release on its own.
  3. Simultaneously, grind the onion, garlic, ginger, chilly together and make a coarse paste using a little water if needed.
  4. In a pan, heat butter or oil and add the onion paste. Cook in low flame for 3 minutes or till the raw smell goes away. Add bhaji masala and 4 tbsp of warm water to the onion, mix well and cook it till oil seperates from the mixture.
  5. By now, the pressure of the cooker might have cooled down. Open the lid, using a big spoon or a masher, mash the boiled vegetables very nicely.
  6. Now add this mashed mixture to the prepared masala and mix well. Let it cook in low flame for 5 to 7 minutes. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with pav along with some lemon and onions.

My Tip:

Use more green chilies to increase the spice level. This recipe will give you normal spice. I add beetroots for that darK red gorgeous color.

Reviews for Pav Bhaji (8)

Rekha Bharatarajan2 years ago


Shweta Sahni3 years ago


Manjushree Sooraj3 years ago


Madhuchanda Sharma3 years ago

wow..adding beetroots is a lovely the colour of your bhaji!

Karthik Km3 years ago


monika mitruka3 years ago


Faheema Delvi4 years ago

one doubt while boiling vegetables do we hve to add tomatoes as well

Shweta Srivastava4 years ago

I agree monika! hot selling street food ever! Thanks to you I will prepare it

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