Pav bhaji

IMG_794411How to prepare Pav bhaji ?






  • Potatoes- 2 medium sized
  • carrots – 1 medium sized (yielding 1/2 cup of chopped cubes )
  • cauliflower- 1/2 cup of florets
  • green peas- 1/2 cup
  • butter – 1+2+2 tbsp
  • cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • salt to taste
  • bell peppers – 1/2 cup finely chopped
  • tomatoes – 2 medium sized(finely chopped)
  • pav bhaji masala (without onion, garlic) – 1 1/2 tbsp
  • red chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • asafoetida – a pinch
  • water as required
  • fresh coriander leaves – 1 tbsp (finely chopped)
  • pav/ bread rolls/ baps – 8  to 10
  • lemon juice of half a lemon


  • Wash all the vegetables, chop them roughly and pressure cook them for 15 min or for 3 whistles.
  • Once cooked let the cooker cool and then mash them with the help of a potato masher and set the vegetables aside.
  • In a wok, add 1 tbsp of butter and heat it on medium high.
  • To the hot butter add cumin seeds, asafoetida and chilli powder and fry them for a minute.
  • To the above add finely chopped capsicum/ bell peppers and saute them until soft.
  • Now add the finely chopped tomatoes and the pav bhaji masala.
  • Mix well and roast them.
  • Once the tomatoes are roasted, add the mashed vegetables and mix well. If necessary add water to bring the right consistency.
  • Add salt and 2 tbsp of butter and cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • In the meanwhile, on a hot tava/ pan, toast the baps/ pav with the rest of the butter.
  • Garnish the Bhaji with fresh coriander
  • Serve with toasted pav to Lord Krishna and enjoy His prasadam.