Break ke baad hazir hai Pav Bhaji ke saat !!!


Finally!!!! I’m back with everyone’s favorite street food.

Famous street food everyone crave for, I still remember those  sundays jam packed beach road with crazy crowds and lined up chaat wala’s with their mobile carts with all those delicious hot and steaming pav’s, bhaji, chaats and all different kinds of Bajji’s. Pav/Pavv/Pao Bhaji is a fabulous dish prepared with wholesome vegetables and spices  traditionally serve with pav (bread).  There are lots of different ways to prepare bhaji. Here is my version.


3 medium potatoes ( peeled and diced)
2 carrots ( peeled and diced)
1/2 cup fresh/frozen peas)
1 cup grated cauliflower
1 capsicum (green pepper) finely chopped
1 large onion finely chopped ( reserve some onions for garnish)
1 large tomato finely chopped
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1-2 tbsp pav bhaji masala ( Everest or MTR)
Salt to taste
1-2 tbsp veg oil
1 tbsp unsalted butter for garnish
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves
Lemon wedges/ juice of 1 lemon

Pav buns ( readily available in Indian stores or use dinner rolls)


Pressure cook potatoes, carrots and peas. Cook and mash. Heat oil in a deep skillet add onions, ginger garlic paste and saute’ until the onions turn soft and translucent. Add grated cauliflower , capsicum and  cook until soft. Now add pav bhaji masala saute for a minute, add chopped tomatoes and cook until the tomatoes turn soft and mushy, stir in mashed veggies add salt, little water ( around 1/4th cup). mix well. cover the lid and cook on medium low flame for 8-10 mins. Adjust the taste( add masala or salt if needed) and consistency .  Stir in  chopped coriander leaves and butter (reserve some for garnish for serving) turn off the heat.

Heat tava grease it with  butter or ghee (clarified butter),  slice/slit  half horizontally  . Place the buns open and face down on the pan, and cook till golden and crisp. Flip and repeat on other side.

Serve Pav and Bhaji with lemon wedges and raw onions. Enjoy anytime any day!!.


6 Responses to “Break ke baad hazir hai Pav Bhaji ke saat !!!”

  1. February 27, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    Haha! Loved the title, you are too funny! 🙂

    Good to see you back and with a Pav Bhaji too. YUMMO! Enjoy! 🙂

  2. February 27, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    Thanks Asha, its really nice to see your comment, I wanted to take some nice pictures, but Nis wanted to eat the pav and “onions”.

  3. 3 sandeepa
    February 28, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    So good to see you back…and lamba break tha 🙂 But the pav bhaji looks so yumm that we are only too glad to have you posting

  4. February 28, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    aaj nahi kal, kal nahi parosum me break thoda lamba hogya:).

  5. 5 Sia
    March 2, 2009 at 6:48 am

    Drool, drool and drool…
    so glad to see ur post girl 🙂

  6. March 3, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    welcome Back!! how are things at your end?

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