Pav Bhaji (Mumbai Pav Bhaji Recipe)

By: Prasanna| Published: 2:28:00 PM

Famous Mumbai's street food -Pav Bhaji! Soft,delicious butter covered Pav dipped in steaming hot ,delicious Bhaji takes the food to another level!

Pav Bhaji is a famous street food in Mumbai and so the famous name it has "Bombay Pav Bhaji" !!

I had tried this pav bhaji at various places including Goa,Bangalore and Belgaum, but the one I loved most was in Mumbai....where I had been on a short visit.
Mostly the tastiest ones are those, you get on the  roadside chaat or food stalls near beaches,although we worry about health but everyone loves to try it and enjoy!!

I had tried this Pav Bhaji and fell in love with it the moment I had tasted it.well, I tried to imitate the Food Stall cook from one of the beaches and replicate the same taste at home.
This recipe I am sharing is not not my own.I have tried to do the same steps that Pav Bhaji Stall guy does(hope you all love this).

Do try and enjoy!!

Top view of bowl with famous Pav Bhaji

Pav Bhaji

prasanna hede
Published 05/16/2018
Pav Bhaji
Mumabi's famous Pav Bhai recipe -Soft,butter coated Pav served with very flavorful Bhaji,which is combination of multiple vegetables,cooked with various spices and served with butter.


  • 4 Tablespoon Butter,divided
  • 2 Tablespoon Oil
  • 1/2 Cup Green Bell Pepper,chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Green Peas(I used frozen)
  • 1/2 Cup Tomato,chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Red Onion,chopped
  • 1 Potato,mashed,medium
  • 1 Teaspoon Kasoori Methi /Dry Fenugreek
  • 2 Teaspoon Ginger, paste
  • 2 Teaspoon Garlic,paste
  • 2 Teaspoon Pav Bhaji Masala
  • 1 Teaspoon,Coriander Powder
  • Salt,as per need
  • 1 Teaspoon Sugar
  • A pinch Red Food grade Color
  • Water as per need
  • To Serve:
  • 2 Sprigs Cilantro,chopped
  • A dollop of Butter
  • Finely chopped Onion
  • 4 Pav


  1. In a Tava Griddle,add the 2 Tablespoon of Butter and oil together.
    When hot,add the vegetables one after other.
    Please check the step by step pictures for better idea.
  2. Add ginger paste,garlic paste,kasoori methi,pav bhaji masala,coriander powder,salt and sugar.
    Mix well.
  3. With a vegetable masher,start mashing the vegetables till they combine well.
    Add a pinch of food color and mash further.
    Add little water till you get desired consistency.
  4. Serve this with chopped cilantro,chopped onion and dollop of butter.
    Slit the Pav vertically,on Tava Griddle,add butter and cilantro when hot,coat the Pav well on all sides with butter and serve immediately.
Yield: 2 Servings
Prep Time: 00:10:00 mins.
Cook time: 00:15:00 mins.
Total time: 25 mins.
Tags: vegetarian,pav bhaji.mumbai street food

Here are the step by step pictures of how to make Pav Bhaji:

Step by step pictures pf how to make Bombay Pav Bhaji

Step by step pictures pf how to make Mumbai Pav Bhaji

A bowl with famous Mumbai Pav Bhaji street food served with Pav

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      4. I love to cook (and eat) Indian food, but this is a dish I am not familiar with... It looks delicious! Pinning for later!

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