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A traditional Mumbai street food called Pav Bhaji originated in the Indian state of Maharashtra.

It is a spicy, flavorful dish made up of mashed vegetables cooked with flavored spices and served with buttered Pav (bread).

The traditional ingredients used in Mumbai pav bhaji include potatoes, tomatoes, onions, cauliflower, green peas, capsicum, and spices like turmeric, red chili powder, garam masala.

The vegetables are then mashed together and cooked in a flavorful mix of butter, onions and tomatoes.

The final dish is served with buttered Pav (bread) buns or dinner rolls. It is usually garnished with chopped cilantro leaves and a dollop of fresh butter or butter and lemon juice.

Mumbai Pav Bhaji is a delicious, nutritious dish enjoyed by people of all ages! It has become popular in many other parts of India, especially due to its convenience and ease of preparation.

Alternatively, it can be served as an appetizer or snack for parties or special occasions. Pav bhaji can be served with accompaniments like chutney, onion rings, or pickles.

It can also be served as a meal with some Indian breads and curries. It can also be served with butter or cheese as a topping, adding to its flavor.

The dish has become popular all over India and can now be found in restaurants worldwide.

Mumbai Pav Bhaji is an incredibly versatile dish loved by people of all ages in all corners of the world! So if you are looking for a tasty and nutritious meal, look no further than Pav Bhaji. 

The Mumbai pav bhaji is an all-time favorite among people in Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra.

It is often served late at night at street stalls in the city for those out after a night of fun and enjoyment.

Mumbai Pav bhaji is also served at most restaurants, cafes and food stalls in the city. It is a delicious option for those looking for something quick, tasty and flavorful! 

How To Make Easy Mumbai Street Food Pav Bhaji Recipe

Mumbai Pav Bhaji is an incredibly versatile dish that can be enjoyed as a snack or full meal. Its flavors can be enhanced with different spices, herbs and vegetables to create a unique dish. It is a great way to make use of leftover vegetables or spices in the kitchen as well. 

How To Make Easy Mumbai Pav Bhaji RecipePin
How To Make Easy Mumbai Pav Bhaji Recipe

Prep Time: 31-40 minutes
Cook Time: 26-30 minutes
Total Time:  1 hour

Cuisine: Indian
Course: Snacks and Starters
Serves: 4 people

Author: Ranjeeta Nath Ghai

Ingredients for Pav Bhaji Masala Recipe

  • 6 one-inch pieces Multigrain pavs 
  • 1 tbsp Oil 
  • Butter for brushing teaspoons 
  • 2 medium Onions , finely chopped 
  • Salt to taste 
  • 1 tbsp Ginger-garlic paste 
  • 1 large Tomato, finely chopped 
  • 1 medium Green capsicum, finely chopped 
  • ½ cup Carrot, grated 
  • ½ cup Cauliflower, grated 
  • 2-3 medium Potatoes, boiled, peeled and mashed 
  • ¼ cup Frozen green peas 
  • 1½ tbsp Pav bhaji masala 
  • 1 Green chilli, finely chopped 
  • 1 tsp Red chilli paste 
  • 1 tsp Garam masala powder 
  • 2 tsp Lemon juice 
  • 1 tbsp Fresh coriander leaves, finely chopped 
  • ½ cup Mozzarella cheese grated 
  • 2 slices Cheese

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180º C.
  2. Heat oil and 2 tsp butter in a non-stick pan, add onions and sauté till translucent. Add a pinch of salt, mix and sauté till onions turn golden brown.
  3. Add ginger-garlic paste, mix and sauté till the raw smells disappear. Add tomato, mix and cook till it turns pulpy. Add capsicum and carrot, mix and cook for 3-4 minutes. Add cauliflower, potatoes and frozen green peas, mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add salt, pav bhaji masala, green chilli, red chilli paste and garam masala powder, mix well and sauté. Mash the mixture well, add lemon juice and coriander leaves and mix. Add little water and mash again.
  5. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  6. Place the set of pavs on a worktop and halve it horizontally. Place the base layer on the prepared tray and spread the bhaji all over it. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese all over and place the cheese slices over. Cover with the top layer of pavs, and brush the top with butter.
  7. Keep the tray in the preheated oven and bake for 4-5 minutes or till the cheese melts.
  8. Remove the tray from the oven, and place it on a serving wooden platter with the parchment paper. Pull apart individual pav from the whole set and serve hot.

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How To Make Easy Mumbai Pav Bhaji RecipePin

Recipe Name: Easy Mumbai Pav Bhaji Recipe

Author: Ranjeeta Nath Ghai

Description: Mumbai Pav Bhaji is an incredibly versatile dish that can be enjoyed as a snack or full meal. Its flavors can be enhanced with different spices, herbs and vegetables to create a unique dish. It is a great way to make use of leftover vegetables or spices in the kitchen as well.

Preperation time: 40M

Cook Time: 30M

Total Time: 1H

Type: Main Course, Snacks and Starters

Recipe Yield: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients: 6 one-inch pieces Multigrain pavs , 1 tbsp Oil , Butter for brushing teaspoons , 2 medium Onions , finely chopped , Salt to taste , 1 tbsp Ginger-garlic paste , 1 large Tomato, finely chopped , 1 medium Green capsicum, finely chopped , ½ cup Carrot, grated , ½ cup Cauliflower, grated , 2-3 medium Potatoes, boiled, peeled and mashed , ¼ cup Frozen green peas , 1½ tbsp Pav bhaji masala , 1 Green chilli, finely chopped , 1 tsp Red chilli paste , 1 tsp Garam masala powder , 2 tsp Lemon juice , 1 tbsp Fresh coriander leaves, finely chopped , ½ cup Mozzarella cheese grated , 2 slices Cheese

Recipe Instructions: Preheat the oven to 180º C. Heat oil and 2 tsp butter in a non-stick pan, add onions and sauté till translucent. Add a pinch of salt, mix and sauté till onions turn golden brown. Add ginger-garlic paste, mix and sauté till the raw smells disappear. Add tomato, mix and cook till it turns pulpy. Add capsicum and carrot, mix and cook for 3-4 minutes. Add cauliflower, potatoes and frozen green peas, mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add salt, pav bhaji masala, green chilli, red chilli paste and garam masala powder, mix well and sauté. Mash the mixture well, add lemon juice and coriander leaves and mix. Add little water and mash again. Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Place the set of pavs on a worktop and halve it horizontally. Place the base layer on the prepared tray and spread the bhaji all over it. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese all over and place the cheese slices over. Cover with the top layer of pavs, and brush the top with butter. Keep the tray in the preheated oven and bake for 4-5 minutes or till the cheese melts. Remove the tray from the oven, and place it on a serving wooden platter with the parchment paper. Pull apart individual pav from the whole set and serve hot.

Recipe Cuisine: Indian/Maharashtrian

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  1. Yummiest Pav Bhaji from mumbai streets

    We go from Pune to Mumbai sometimes just to have pavbhaji party 🙈 mumbai street food is famous for a reason and specially this masala paav bhaji from beaches. I would love to try this out at home for experiment so that we don’t need to go to Mumbai every-time we crave for pav bhaji 😜

    1. Ranjeeta Nath Ghai says:

      Thank you, I’m glad you liked it. You can add other left over veggies too in this.

  2. That’s such a tasty dish even just by looking at it! I’ve been looking more and tasting more Indian cuisine lately and have been loving it! Though I must admit that my spice tolerance is still at it’s minimum, I appreciate more than ever the mix of spices on each dish!

    1. Ranjeeta Nath Ghai says:

      Thank you, I’m glad you liked it. You can try it with less spices too.

  3. Fast food is my weakness and pav bhaji is one of my favourites. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  4. Wow, this pav bhaji recipe looks delicious! I’ve always wanted to try making it at home but never knew where to start. Your step-by-step instructions and use of pav bhaji masala make it seem like an easy process. I can’t wait to try this recipe and bring the taste of Mumbai street food into my kitchen. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Ranjeeta Nath Ghai says:

      Thank you, I’m glad you liked it.

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