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Pav Bhaji

Mixed vegetable curry with dinner rolls

Recipe by Dairyman of Dubai, AE

Many of you have asked how to prepare perfect Pav Bhajis. Here is how I make it. Use whatever vegetables you have in your refrigerator.

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

  • 8 nos. Dinner Rolls
  • 1 no. Tomato, chopped
  • 3 nos. Onion, chopped
  • 1 no. Bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup Potato, chopped
  • 1 cup Vegetables, cauliflower, carrots etc., chopped
  • ½ cup Peas
  • 2 tsps. Spice Mix for Pav Bhaji
  • 1 tsp Chili, powder
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric, powder
  • ½ tsp Ginger, grated
  • ½ tsp Garlic, crushed
  • ½ no. Lemon
  • pinch Cilantro, to garnish
  • Salt to taste
  • pinch Vegetable Oil, to shallow fry


Set aside 1 chopped onion for garnishing. Cook mixed vegetables, potatoes and peas in a pressure cooker. Don't add too much water while cooking. After the vegetables are done, drain and mash them coarsely. Heat butter (or oil) in a pan and fry onion and ginger/garlic. When onions turn translucent, add bell peppers and tomatoes. Continue frying till it turns soft. Now add Pav Bhaji Masala, chili powder, turmeric powder, salt and fry for another couple of minutes. Now you can add the mashed vegetables. Turn up the heat and continue stirring till everything is well incorporated. Take off the stove when the bhaji is thick. Cut Pavs in half horizontally and lightly coat it with butter. Roast them on hot griddle just before serving. Garnish Bhaji with chopped coriander leaves, chopped onions and a thin wedge of lemon.


Maneet Kaur

I liked the way of adding capsicum(bell pepper),as otherwise i used to put the whole pepper into the p.cooker and then peel it off which i felt a bit difficult and messy of the recipe is just as mine....very nice


first i taste it and then i comment on it....



when u r making pav bhaji mix small amount of soya chunks into the bhaji , it make your bhaji more nutritious. i always make this way.



pav bhaji masala is easily available in the market and u can use that masala also.



what does mean by dinner rolls and how 2 make pav bhaji masala?

aarthi kumar

great recipe...everyone at home loved it..

shradha agrawal

this recipe is good in Taste.


You can add any vegetable except veggies that are sour (example Karela, Methi leaves etc).... to make it healthy add pumpkin and spinach ( that kids avoid)


It was one mind blowing recipe... we can add any vegetables that we have a liking for... the way onions, bell peppers and tomatoes are asked to be sauted and then mixed with boiled vegetables, gives this a classic adn crisp effect... just like a bombay bhaji... Cheers to the recipe!! Looking forward to such amazing recipes from your site....


thank you my pav bhaji turned out really yummy!! just like mom's....

vaishali singh

hi its realy nice to have bhaji but please is someone can tell how to make pav at home .


for authentic taste grind red chillies and garlic to fine paste, u can add a few spices to kill the raw smell of red chillies. before adding onion,add jeera and choppd capsicum to the butter.


i would like to suggest that the bhajhi would taste better if we grind the onion and tomatoes instaead of chopping it.


This recipe is pretty good, but it assumes that we know what vegetales have to be put in. People who don't know idea about this dish and making 1st time, how do they know what vegetables are appropriate? recipe just sayin ( cauliflower, potatoes...etc) This is very disappointing. Because there is nothing like ETC.. when u i guess this need to change. I would like to let others know what vegetables to use: Cabbage Cauliflower, Potatoes, Peas, Tuvar ( like green peas), Brinjal, Bell Pepper

rama kumari

its ok but addition of brinjal would have resulted in great improvement in taste....


i would like if u add pav bhaji masala in the receipe


I would like it if you could also share the recipe of the pav bhavi masala used


I would request u to plz share JAIN Pav Bhaji recipe...


in this recipe if you're really looking for "mumbai-style pav bhaji" then in vegetables you must add green beans instead of carrots with cauliflower & also you have to add a lots of butter during the preparation itself


Supperbs! No one in Thailand can make it!