Saturday, 2 July 2016

Pav Bhaji | How to make Pav Bhaji at home | Snacks Recipes

pav bhajji recipe to make at home, easy pav bhaji recipe

Pav bhaji is more than a snack always. Mostly it has been our dinner many days. Pav bhaji holds very good memories with me. I was first introduced to this wonderful pav in my college days when I knew nothing about cooking. My best friend and me stayed in a flat instead of college hostel. We did have a cook, but most of the days she wont come and we eat out. During semester, when we feel lazy to cook or go out, we buy pav bhaji and get more bhaji from the shop to eat it with tossed bread in the night.

It is definitely a bliss for hungry people like we gals who skip lunch and crave for something spicy in the evening rains and best climate of coimbatore. Miss coimbatore and its another famous chat roadside kalan.
Recipe Category: Snack | North Indian Serves: 4 
Preparation Time: 20 minutes Cooking Time: 30 minutes Soaking Time: 1 hour 
Recipe Source: Tarla Dalal 
For the bhaji
Potatoes 3 boiled and peeled
Fresh green peas 1/2 cup | 75 grams
Dry green peas 1/4 cup | 40 grams
Oil 1 tbsp
Butter 2 tbsp
Chilli Garlic Paste 2 tbsp
Cumin seeds 1 tbsp
Capsicum 1 finely chopped
Onions 3 medium size, finely chopped
Tomatoes 2 finely chopped
Chilli Powder 2 tsp
Pav bhaji masala 1 1/2 tbsp
Water 1/2 cup 
Salt As required
Coriander 2 tbsp
For the Pav
Pav buns 8
Butter 8 tsp
Pav bhaji masala 1 tsp

Method of Preparation: 
To be soaked:

Soak dry green peas in warm water for one hour. 

For the bhajji:

1. Pressure cook the potatoes, fresh green peas and soaked dry green peas for 3-4 whistles or until soft. Turn off and once the pressure is released, drain water and reserve the stock water. Mash the vegetables well with a potato masher. Keep it aside. In a wide non stick tava or kadhai ,heat the oil and 1 tbsp of butter.Once the oil is hot, add the cumin seeds and let it crackle.
2. Add chilli-garlic paste and saute on medium flame for few seconds.Add the chopped capsicum and saute for a minute in medium flame. Add the onions and saute for about 8-10 minutes or until the onions turn slightly brown.
3. Add the tomatoes, chilli powder, pav bhajji masala, salt and water. Let it cook on medium flame for 5-7 minutes or till the oil separates, while continuously mashing with the potato masher.
4. Add the mashed vegetables, coriander, stock water and 1 tbsp of butter. Mash it well using a potato masher and cook on a medium flame for 5-7 minutes, while stirring continuously (as it tries to stick to the tava). Turn Off.

For the pav:

Slit 2 pav vertically and keep aside. Heat a large tava(griddle), add 2 tsp of butter and sprinkle little pav bhajji masala, mix it well and place the pav on it. Cook on a medium flame till they turn brown and crisp on both the sides. (Add more butter if required).

To serve:
Place the pav buns, bhaji garnished with butter and finely chopped coriander leaves, lots of chopped onions and lemon slices. 

pav bhajji recipe to make at home, easy pav bhaji recipe

  • Pav bhaji masala is available in different brand names at most grocery stores. 
  • For a healthier version, you can also add carrots, beans and cauliflower to the vegetables.
  • Instead of pav buns, you can serve this with breads and dosa.
  • VARIATIONS: Cheese Pav Bhaji: Add lots of grated cheese to the prepared pav bhaji and serve immediately. Khada Pav Bhaji: Dont mash the vegetables and cut it in big cubes and make the bhaji. 
  • For Chilli Garlic Paste you can find the post here
pav bhajji recipe to make at home, easy pav bhaji recipe

Lets enjoy the pav with lots of butter and the crunchy onions!!!


  1. love pav baji any time.. happy to follow u ..
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  2. Easy to follow and looks so good!

  3. Looks really delicious... really give a street food looks.. nice presentation too. thankx for linking to my event

  4. want to time travel to coll days now:):);)<3

  5. looks have a nice blog ..happy to follow you back

  6. I've just come on over from MLLA June edition as I loved the sound of this, Yum.

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  7. This looks quite fabulous! And with all those flavours, I can imagine it would be beautifully fragrant and tasty too :)

  8. Irresistible Pav Bhajjii...... :)

  9. Oh yumm! Amazing presentation and bhaji looks absolutely delicious!


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