Mix Bhaji Pav (Goan Special breakfast)

By: Prasanna| Published: 8:10:00 PM

A new post and something I loved having since childhood for breakfast..Goan Special - Mix Bhaji Pav! (It's mix of  Dried White Peas gravy and Potato Dry Sabji enjoy with hot Pav/Bread)

I had shared a recipe of Goa's special Une / Pav , try this for a very yummy and soft pav.
This recipe is strictly not a breakfast recipe,you can make this for evening tea/coffee time too.

Mix Bhaji and Pav is Goa's most favorite breakfast.Sometimes even if the dry Potato bhaji is not there but still the gravy sabji is something all love to eat with Pav.

I remember, whenever I used to be mad at my parents for some reasons my dad used to get me Bhaji Pav for breakfast to lighten up my mood ๐Ÿ˜Š as this was my favorite and they had a very good idea that if I see this then I will forget everything and will be back to normal ๐Ÿ˜€
I tried quiet a few times this recipe of gravy bhaji at home but was not able to get that taste what we get in Goa's restaurants. This time when I made this I could get some percentage of that taste of what we get in restaurants.
I could say that as my husband who is not much of beans/peas gravy fan or we can say that not much into vegetarian food asked for a second helping.

I got a few requests from some of my Blog readers asking to share bhaji pav recipe,as I shared bhaji pic on Facebook page sometime back. It was a random click that I had shared. So here is the recipe of my favorite breakfast mix bhaji pav.

Mix Bhaji Pav(Goan Special)
Feb - 04 - 2017
Prasanna Hede


For Gravy:
  • 3/4th Cup,Dried White Peas,soaked overnight
  • 2 No, White Potato,washed,peeled,cubed
  • 2 No, Tomato,diced
  • 1 No, Onion,finely chopped
  • 1/2 Teaspoon,Turmeric Powder
  • As per taste,Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon,Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon,Goan Samar Powder/Garam Masala/Malvani Masala
  • For Grinding:
  • 1/3rd Cup,Fresh Grated Coconut
  • 1/4th Teaspoon,Turmeric Powder
  • A Gooseberry Sized ball,Tamarind
  • 1/2 of Onion,sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon,Coriander Seeds

For Dry Bhaji:

  • 2 No,White Potato,washed,peeled,cubed
  • 2 Tablespoon,Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon,Mustard Seeds
  • 1/4th Teaspoon Hing / Asafoetida
  • 2 No,Green Chili,slit
  • 1 Teaspoon,Ginger,grated
  • 1 No,Onion,sliced
  • As per taste,Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon,Turmeric Powder
  • 1/4th Teaspoon,Sugar
  • 2 Sprigs,Cilantro,finely chopped


  • To make dry bhaji,first boil the potato cubes till soft.
  • Let it cool.
  • Drain the water and lightly crush potato with hands.
  • In a pan,add oil and let it get hot.
  • Add mustard seeds,hing,chili,ginger.
  • Fry till it starts to leave aroma.
  • Add onion and let it cook till soft.
  • To this add potato,turmeric powder,salt and sugar.
  • Mix well.
  • Reduce the flame and add cilantro.
  • Mix well. Serve this with gravy bhaji.
  • Next,drain the water from soaked peas.
  • In a pressure cooker,add peas,potato,tomato,onion finely chopped,turmeric powder,salt,sugar,samar powder/garam masala/malvani masala.
  • Mix well.
  • Add 1 Cup water to this and pressure cook for 15 minutes on medium flame or till the peas turn soft but do not loose shape.
  • In a mixer grinder,add all the ingredients mentioned under "For grinding" and adding very little water grind to a smooth paste.
  • When the pressure is released , add the ground paste and mix well.
  • Let it cook for 5 minutes.
  • Adjust water as per the gravy requirements.
  • Serve these two bhaji, the dry and gravy one with Pav.
  • Enjoy!


  • In the recipe I have used Goan Samar powder,if you do not find this then alternatively use any garam masala or malvani masala powder.
  • Goan Samar powder is a special kind of masala powder made in Goa to add to variety of food preparations in Goa.
  • In Goa its available in many locations and made in households too but outside Goa I am not sure where it will be available.

Hi, I'm Prasanna!

I will be the first one to admit that I am an accidental food blogger. I love trying out new recipes and giving them a twist of my own. Hope you enjoy trying out the recipes ... do leave me your valuable feedback ๐Ÿ˜Š

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