Pav Bhaji is a popular Mumbai street food. It’s an amalgamation of veggies which known as Bhaji. And it served with butter toasted, soft & crisp Pav buns. A one of a kind complete meal, one can find this delicious food at any road-side eateries, restaurants, almost everywhere in Mumbai. There are many versions of making it, I’m sharing the way I love to make it for my family. Hope you’ll enjoy making it at home and don’t forget to share your experience with me. 🙂
Pav Bhaji- Mumbai street style
Pav Bhaji is a popular street food of Mumbai. It's an amalgamation of veggies which known as Bhaji. And it served with butter toasted, soft & crisp Pav buns. A delicious, complete meal loved by people of all ages.
- 3 medium size (boiled)- Potatoes
- 1 cup (roughly chopped)- Cauliflower
- 1 cup (roughly chopped)- Carrot
- ½ cup- Peas
- ½ cup (roughly chopped)- French beans
- 1 Large onion Finely chopped
- 2- 3- Large tomatoes roughly chopped
- 1- Capsicum/green bell pepper roughly chopped
- 1 tbsp- Ginger-garlic paste
- 1-2- Green chilies chopped
- 1½ tbsp- Pav bhaji masala
- ¼ tsp- Garam masala powder
- 1 tsp- Kashmiri mirch powder
- ½ tsp- Turmeric powder
- ½ tsp Cumin seeds
- 2 tbsp- Vegetable oil
- Salt to taste
- 12 Pav/Buns
Preparing the Bhaji
Boil all the veggies except onion,, tomatoes, and capsicum, keep aside.
In a bowl add potatoes, cauliflower, carrots, and beans. Mash them a little using a vegetable masher. No need to mash them completely.
Heat oil in a frying pan. Temper with cumin seeds. Add chopped onion, sauté them until light brown in colour.
Add ginger-garlic paste, pav bhaji masala, turmeric powder kashmiri mirch powder, salt, and chopped tomatoes. Mix & stir them over low heat until fragrant.
Mash the tomatoes using the spatula. Now add the mashed veggies, capsicum, green chilies, and peas. Mix well, and add ½ cup of water. Mix & cook over medium heat for 10-12 minutes. Keep stirring to prevent burning from the bottom of the pan.
Next to add garam masla powder. Mix well, top the bhaji with some butter (as much as you like) at this stage. Remove from the heat.
Preparinig the buttered pav/buns
Slice the pav buns from the middle. In a frying pan add some butter, and sauté them from both sides until crisp toasted.
Serve hot with Bhaji. And add some sliced onions, green chutney to the platter as accompaniments. Enjoy!