Pav Bhaji

Dear Friends,

Pav bhaji is a street side food of Mumbai, India. Bhaji is hot, spicy and tangy gravy eaten with Pav (Bread).

Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Cooking Time: 30 minutes


Cauliflower florets – 2 cups
Cabbage shredded – 1 cup
Potato cut in big chucks – 2 big/4 small
Carrot finely chopped – 1 cup
Green pepper finely chopped – 1
Onion – 1 big/2 small
Garlic – 7-8 cloves
Frozen Green peas – 1 cup
Dry Green peas cooked and mashed (optional) – 1 cup
Tomato puree – 1 1/2 cup
Oil and butter for cooking
Salt to taste
Lemon juice – 2 tbsp
Butter – 1 inch cube
Fresh coriander for garnishing

Cumin seeds – 1 1/2 tsp
Red chili powder – 2 tsp
Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
Coriander powder – 2 tsp
Pavbhaji masala – 2 tsp

1. Cook cauliflower, cabbage, potato and carrot in pressure cooker. You can also add eggplant with all these vegetables. Pressure cook it until 3 whistles. Once it cooked mash it with masher.

2. Finely chop green pepper, onion and garlic.

3. In a pan heat the add 2 tbsp oil and 2 tbsp butter and add cumin seeds. In 30 seconds add chopped green pepper and saute for 2-3 minutes.

4. Add chopped onion and garlic to the pan and also add salt. Cook on medium heat until onions are lightly brown around 4-5 minutes.

5. Add all remaining spices, tomato puree and cook on low for 3-4 minute or until oil separates from the mixture. Stir occasionally.

6. Add mashed vegetable mixture, frozen green peas, cooked and mashed dry green peas in the pan. Stir well, add water to adjust consistency. Also adjust salt if you find it is low. Simmer for 4-5 minutes so all the flavors are blended together. At the end, add lemon juice and butter.


7. Garnish with coriander and serve hot with Gluten free/Regular Pav or Paratha.

Enjoy this Mumbai street food in comfort of your home.

Hope you will have fun cooking and eating this dish.

Also let me know if you have any questions/comments regarding the dish.

Thank you for visiting my blog. Until next time!

Author: Bhavna's Food Journey

Welcome to Bhavna's food journey! Join me in cooking easy, simple, healthy and delicious food. I am a mother of two adult children and understand the fast life of today's adult. Hope you will enjoy and try my recipes. Looking forward to hearing from you!!

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