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Pav Bhaji

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people


  • Carrot- 4 (medium sized)
  • beans – 1 cup (Roughly diced)
  • potatoes- 3 (medium sized)
  • capsicum- 2 (medium sized)
  • tomatoes -4 (medium sized)
  • onions- 2 (medium sized, finely chopped)
  • green chillies- 3 to 4 or as per taste (finely chopped)
  • ginger- 1 tablespoon (finely chopped)
  •  garlic- 8 to 10 cloves
  • salt-as per taste
  •  red chilli powder -1/2 teaspoon (optional)
  • pav bhaji masala- 1 tablespoon
  • turmeric powder- 1/4 tablespoon
  • butter- 4 tablespoon
  • Refined oil or olive oil- 1 tablespoon
  • coriander for garnishing
  • lemon- for serving


Recipe for bhaji:

  •  Roughly dice 4 carrots, 1 cup of beans, 3 medium sized potatoes, 1 capsicum and 2 tomatoes into small peices.
  • Now add all the above veggies in the pressure cooker along with green chillies and add 1 cup of water to it, add a table spoon of salt to it.
  • Pressure cook for 2 to 3 whistles on a medium flame.
  • Release the extra pressure and open the lid.
  • The veggies will become super soft. Mash them well with the help of a masher and make sure it turns into a paste
  • Finely chop 2 onions, 2 tomatoes, 1 capsicum and keep aside. Crush the garlic and ginger into small peices.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil along with 4 tablespoon of butter.
  • Add the crushed ginger and garlic to it. Saute them well until they turn golden and aromatic.
  • Now add the finely chopped onions to it and saute it well until it turns golden brown
  • Now add the finely chopped onions to it and saute it well until it turns golden brown
  • Now add the chopped tomatoes to it and saute them well until the tomato turns mushy and oil seperates.
  • Add 1/4 tablespoon of turmeric powder.
  • Add 1/2 tablespoon of chilli powder. You can totally skip it if you avoid red chillies, but it will effect the colour of the bhaji.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of pav bhaji masala and mix them well.
  • Now add the mashed veggies to it and stir well.
  • Add 1/2 glass of water to it. Cook the bhaji for 2 minutes until you get a creamy consistency.Finally add salt as per taste.
  • Add freshly chopped coriander and half tablespoon of lemon juice to it. Your delicious bhaji is ready to be served along with pav.

Recipe for pav:

  • Heat the pan with 2 tablespoon of oil.
  •  slice the pav horizontally into two pieces.
  • place the sliced pav on the pan and heat it for 2 to 3 minutes until it turns crispy.
  • Do the same on the other side.
  • Garnish the bhaji with some onion slices, freshly chopped coriander and topped butter and serve it along with the tossed pav and lemon slices. Tastes best when served hot.