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Pav Bhaji Recipe

Pav bhaji is a popular Indian street food from Mumbai. It is a blend of mashed boiled vegetables & spices which is usually served with toasted pavs. It is so creamy & flavourful and is loved by both kids & adults alike.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: lunch, Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: indian street food, mumbai pav bhaji, pav bhaji, pav bhaji recipe
Servings: 4 people
Author: Archana


  • Pressure Cooker
  • Blender
  • Masher


  • 2 tbsp. Oil
  • 1 tbsp. Jeera
  • 1 tbsp. Minced Garlic
  • 1 tbsp. Minced Ginger
  • 1 bowl Chopped Onion
  • 1 bowl Chopped Tomatoes
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1 tbsp. Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tbsp. Coriander Powder
  • 3 tbsp. Pav Bhaji Masala
  • Vegetable (potatoes, beans, cauliflower, carrots, peas)


  • Heat oil in a pan, add jeera and sauté for a few seconds.
  • Add minced garlic & ginger and cook them until they are golden brown.
  • Once garlic & ginger are done, add chopped onions and cook until the onions are translucent.
  • Add chopped tomatoes and let them cook until soft.
  • Add salt as per taste, turmeric powder, coriander powder and mix together.
  • Once the spices are mixed nicely, add Pav Bhaji masala, mix again and cook for a few minutes.
  • Blend the mixture in a blender to make a creamy paste.
  • In a pressure cooker, add water, vegetables, salt and pressure cook for 4-5 minutes.
  • Once the vegetables are soft, add in the blended paste and mix together.
  • Mash the vegetables nicely using a masher. You can keep the consistency anyway you like it.
  • Cook for another 4-5 minutes and the bhaji is ready.
  • Toast the pavs in butter and serve the Pav Bhaji with lemon wedges and onions.