Pav Bhaji is a favorite fast food dish in India. Pav is buns and bhaji is the mixed spicy vegetables. This is a very popular dish with roadside vendors.
Recipe will serve 4
- 2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
- 1 cups chopped cauliflower
- 1/2 cup chopped green beans
- 1/2 cup peas
- 1/2 cup chopped carrots
- 3 tablespoons oil
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 2 green chilies chopped
- 2 tablespoon finely sliced ginger
- 3 medium chopped tomatoes
- 1/2 teaspoon red chili
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
- 1 tablespoon fennel seed powder (saunf)
- 2 teaspoon salt (adjust to taste)
- 1 teaspoon garam masala
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice (adjust to taste)
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro (hara dhania)
- 6 bread buns
- 1 medium chopped tomatoes
- Few pieces of thinly sliced lemon
- Boil all the vegetables potatoes, cauliflower, beans, peas, and beans in about 1 ½ cup of water. Don’t add too much water, just enough to cook.
- After the vegetables are soft and tender, drain the excess water and mash them coarsely with a fork or potato masher.
- Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat.
- Add tomatoes, green chilies, cilantro, and ginger and sauté for 2-3 minutes until pasty.
- Next add the red chili powder, fennel seed and turmeric, mix it well.
- Add mashed vegetables.
- Using a spatula, simultaneously mash and stir all the vegetables for 5 minutes.
- Add salt and two tablespoons of ghee, stir-fry for another minute.
- Add about ¼ cup of water or as needed, and let it cook for a minute.
- Turn off the heat.
- Add garam masala, and lemon juice, mix it well
- Toast the halves bun over a skillet using butter over medium heat until buns are golden brown from both sides.
- Serve toasted buns with bhaji (mixed vegetables), garnish with chopped tomatoes and sliced lemon.
- You can use almost any vegetables to make the bhaji, but keep the potato base. You can also try vegetables such as cabbage, bell pepper, and eggplant.
- If you don’t eat potatoes, use green bananas for the base.
- For vegan replace the butter with oil.
91 thoughts on “Pav Bhaji”
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Praveer, thank you
I tried your pav bhaji recepie today. It came out really good.
Thanks mam for sharing your delicious recipes
I’ll definitely try this superb recipe
I love your cooking Manjula Maám.. I have learnt cooking today only because of you. Your recipes are so simple and easy to prepare. I m going to try Pav Bhaji recipe today, I know it will come out well as I follow you.
Your the best chef for all the learners.
Deepika, thank you
I came across your blog while looking for some Indian food recipes and liked a lot. How amazing! I will keep an eye out for all your recipes 🙂
One should not throw away the water in which the vegetables have been boiled, to avoid washing away of the essential nutrients .
Secondly , its always better to boil the vegetables whole or in big chunks .. This is to preserve the nutrients again.
hi mam.. can i know that 1 cup of chopped veg means how many grams??
u r a very talented chef!thankyou
Thank you for sharing such a great recipe manjula aunty. Your detailing is so lovely and simple. I made this several times and everyone loved it. I have tried several other recipes you have shared, but this was the best. U made me a star
wow!!!!it was a finger licking pavbhaji…..so yummy n tasty…im lovin it……
I made this several times. It turned out great. I did add garlic at the time of adding tomatoes, green chillies, ginger etc. I add garlic because it reduces cholesterol.
I noticed you are using saunf in Pav-Bhaji. I will need to try this next time.
……………….it is very yummyyyyy to eat
Turned out just the way I wanted it.yummy and easyj
Turned out really good.easy and tasty.
Recipe turned out delicious. And found nothing lacking even though there was no onion and garlic. Easy and tasty. Tasted just the bhaji we get in road side stalls. Thank You for sharing these recipes.
hiee i seriously loved ur recipe and its simplicity… i just wanted to know can i add pav bhaji masala powder do the recipe ….??? or is it uneccessary???? as they r spices already in the recipe????
I wonder why you did not include sautéed onions in the bhaji? I have seen this in other recipe versions
Aunty is Jain.. She doesn’t use onions or garlic in any of her recipes.
You are the best teacher ever!! Thanks for showing us how to make Pav Bhaji. This is absolutely delicious and I am going to be making this for tomorrow’s dinner. Love you Manjula.
I try pay bajji so good ymmmy thanks for the recipe
I just wanted to say thank you Manjula! I live abroad and it I did not find bhaji masala anywhere. Then I just started discovered your recipe and my bhaaji was superb!! We all enjoyed it and I look forward to trying other recipes!!
Since we don’t eat onion garlic etc…. I can make this dish for my family.
mera manpasnd bhaji pav
Excellent recipe! Thanks so much, all of your recipes taste super duper great, and are so easy to make! Wonderful work, keep posting more recipes.
Thank you for sharing your recipes Manjula! I think this tastes even better than when I’ve had it at a restaurant. So simple too. I’ve always thought Indian food looked so complicated, but your videos make me fearless 🙂
namaste Manjula aunty,
This is a great recipe…my family loved it.Thank you for all the wonderful recipes you show . They are simple and easy to follow.
Dear Manjula Aunty,
Thank you very much for this recipe. The pav bhaji came out great, just like the roadside stuff in India.
i loved the preparation, its so easy and fast took 20 minutes totally. awsome…….. what was i doing until now!!!!
Great recipe! it tastes just like the pav bhaji you would get at a restaurant! My husband LOVED it and I will be making it more often. Thank you for the recipe.
It is a hit food item at my home. Can make my kids eat all sabjiis that way.
Hi Manjula Ji,
I love your cooking and your site is my quick reference for any receipe i want. Many thanks to you for helping us who live away from India. I live in Canada and for me your cooking is a boon. Thanks alot. Keep going.
Your reipes are just wonderful.I have a request would you tell us how to prepare falooda sev for kulfi or falooda drink.
Dear Manjulaji, I have learnt to make pav bhaji with your recipe… it is so simple and makes such a delicious meal that now my husband calls me “pav bhaji master” and it’s definitely his favourite dish. Thanks!!!
Hi Manjula aunty, Great Recipie.. I like ur all recipies. I want to ask u one thing, what kind of pav u buy? because here in u.s.a in most of the pav, they have eggwash on top of the pavs.. I m fully vegetarian and don’t eat either egg.. so i feel hesitant before buying breads or pavs.. can u plz let me know what kind of pav u use…?
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Hi Swetha, I also just checked out your blog. It looks nice. I’m not too familiar with Andhra food, so it will be interesting to look at your recipes. Are you blogging from India or elsewhere? Jaya
Hi Jaya, I live in California. I am happy that you visited my blog and like it. Keep visiting my blog along with Manjula Aunty’s website. I am trying to blog almost everyday. If you like something you can also leave comments on my blog. Thanks, Swetha.
I like your videos. I can suggest you to please try following recipe of pav bhaji for the authentic Mumbai street taste.
Look forward to hear from you.
Delicious! Excellent (and very easy to make) recipe. Serving this on a crusty fresh French baguette instead of buns is a nice way to show off the bhaji.
Hi Manjula Aunty -We are an avid watcher of your receipes and have tried and tested your rceipies in my family and got accolades. I would like to have your receipe of kali Dal and Dal Makahani in your show. Awaiting to hear from you soon.
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ur recipes r simply superb.I tried ur rasgullas,peda …..initially they were nt good bt now I ‘ve expertised in tht and my family enjoys them. thank u and kepp helping us to improve our culnary skills.
hiii manjula aunty ur recipes are very tasty
i likr them very much
when my mother cooks ur recipes
i eat more than family members
thanks for ur recipes
Hi Manjula, Thank you for your recipes. I love watching your videos and learning from you! I am going to try making the parathas because I like the way they puff up so nicely. I would also like to try making the muthia dumplings. Thank you for being such a good cooking teacher. I will continue watching your videos.
hi! i was just wondering if there is any other name for pav bhaji……………..because i’m not familier with name but i did knew the recipe and i can’t recall the name of the recipe……………
how r u….i want to say thanks to u.i love ur recipes so much,i already tried masala french fries,simply super.even my loves ur recipes.ur recipes r best in the net.ts very easy to make ur recipes..once again thanks for ur recipes
YOur recipes are v v simple but easy to cook and delicious. I just want to know , are you making only satwik cooking(dishes without onion and garlic).If so i would love to see more recipes from you.Thanks a lot
Hello Manjula, I just have to say that this is one of my favorite recipes of yours. I am so glad that I had your video to watch because I started wondering “Am I cooking this too long? How cooked should my tomato sauce be before I add the veggies?” I must admit, the delicious smell made me a little impatient to start eating but it was so wonderful. Plus, I have lots of lovely leftovers.
I am vegan, so I used coconut oil instead of ghee for the pav and some margarine instead of butter… that worked quite well.
Good day Manjula, congrations on all the nice dishes and the videos. Your recipes are the best on the net.
Thank you for sharing them with the world.
i love ur recipes. thank u. u are simply great. I am only 13 but i love to do cooking. Thanks to u i get to try new recipes. even my mom loves ur recipes. do u live in india. please reply soon.
HI ritusha Manjula aunty is an indian. She is a jain but she does not live in india . she is setteled in califorina in U.S.A
The Pav Bhaji recipe is excellent. I could not believe myself that i could do this so well.
Needless to say its all because of your recipe, the clarity with which you give instructions is very nice.
The video coverage is very well done. My husband was just enjoing the pav bhaji and he was thrilled that i did such a tasty dish
It was his favourite from long. Thanks to you.
Thanks so much for this recipe. It was wonderful and so simple. Your instruction is always so clear!
once i had made this but it wasn’t too good. Thankyou for sharing me your metod i’ll try it.
Hai Manjula Aunty,
Great Receipe…..Thanks a lot
Hello Manjula Aunty,
I will be nice if you can post the recipe of how to make Pav at home.
hi aunty ..thanks again. one doubt..is not needed to add onions ?
Hello Vidya, I do not use onion in my any recipe by choice.
hello i just loved your pavbaji recipie i wanted to ask that can we mix oninion and coriender chutney for ganishing ??
Pav Bhaji was very tasty. My whole family loved it.
Thanks a lot Manulaji for your wonderful work.
It is so nice to watch your videos. Tonight I am going to make Pav Bhaji.
Love you lots.
Great recipe, the whole family loved it, and then went back for seconds. So far alll
your recipes that I have tried are all family keepers now.
Thanks for the demo and all the love that goes into the food
hi manjula aunty
i want bhel puri recipes.
Hi manjula auntie
u r recpies are so much easy and tasty i did lot of recpies following u r direction they come out very taste now i want make RAGDA PATTIES u will post this video recipe for me auntie
very thankfull for u r work ,this is really u make every familly so mauch happy for helping to make delicious dishes we can serve our familly my son says that was cool yammy mommy so i want say thanks to u auntie
Thank you very much Manjula aunty for all your recipes. After I tried your recipes for Rajma, pav bhaji, chole tikki, gajar halwa and some more, my husband now always tells me when I make some new things–” Manjula ben ni recipe thi karyu ne ? to to saras j hashe” means ” if you have used Manjula aunty’s recipes, it will surely taste very good”. sometimes I feel like you are one of our family member (like my mother or my aunty), whenever I need to cook something, I just refer ur site and then move forward. Thanks for making me so confident now in cooking.
I loved the video on youtube about roti making by Manjula.
I did notice that the measurements seem off.
Am I wrong or did I misunderstand?
Thanks for writing back.
Please forgive me if this is the wrong place to post this inquiry.
why didn’t u use pavbhaji masala? i have trust on ur recipies still i’m eager to know the reason.thanku.
If you read the ingredient list on the paubhaji masala box, it’s almost just like garam masala, saunf, and lemon juice. I made it this way for the first time without using the paubhaji masala and it came out really good. I was not sure, but I just gave a shot.
Also, I sauteed chopped onions in the beginning of the recipe because I do eat them and it came out great.
thank u for ur reply.after u have said,i’ve seen the ingredients on pavbhaji masala.Exactly the same ingredients.Anyway,aunty is doing a great job.
i like ur recipes they are really very good and we i try them they turns out great, aunte can u mail me come cake recipes to my id firstname.lastname@example.org
Looks yummy! Thanks for posting another great recipe. Would you please tell me where I can buy a pan like the one you use for cooking the tomato and spice mixture in this video?
Please reply. I’ve been checking daily for an answer.
This is a wok by Calphalon. If you are in the US, you can check any large department store or specialty cooking stores. You can also Google “Calphalon” and order it on-line.
I have posted many qurries before but no luck on my request, this time can you plz teach us how to
make HABSHI HALWA, its dark brown and very soft, i hope you fullfill my receipe this time
Aunty receive many, many requests for different recipes. Please be patient and don’t take it personally if she cannot reply to your specific request.
Nice recipe. I think you should cook the vegetables in a pressure cooker. Vegetables lose their nutrients when you put them in boiling water.
You can cook vegetables without a pressure cooker too in a steamer mesh and lid on the pot. The water level is below the mesh so the vegetables cook by steam.
You can use a pressure cooker so long as the vegetables don’t overcook and get too mushy.
What an excellent demonstration!!! Your demo always gives an impression that its very easy and gives us confidence that this won’t go wrong. The way you serve is mouth watering. Every video of yours shows your dedication and experience and flawless making of things. I wish you cook for a long time and make people happy.
Dear Manjula Auntie,
You are awesome :-).
My teenage daughter doesn’t like the taste of onion and garlic so she wants me to cook using your recipes and the dishes I make always turn out better than the original ones!!
Lots of best wishes to you and your fans………
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