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Pav Bhaji Recipe | How to Make Mumbai Pav Bhaji

Pav Bhaji Recipe with step by step pictures. Learn how to Make Bhaji for Pav Bhaji at home. Mixed vegetables cooked in onion tomato masala with pav bhaji masala powder and spices with loads of butter.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian, mumbai
Servings 4 servings
Calories 390 kcal


  • Pav Buns as needed I used whole wheat pav buns
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • Lemon Slices to serve
  • For Bhaji:
  • 3 medium Potato peeled and cubed
  • 1 cup Cauliflower cut into big pieces
  • 1 piece Beetroot peeled and cubed
  • 6 Beans chopped
  • 1 large Carrot chopped
  • ½ cup Frozen Peas
  • 1 medium Onion finely chopped
  • 1 cup Capsicum / Bell Pepper chopped finely
  • 4 large Tomato chopped finely
  • 3 Green Chilli chopped finely
  • 1 tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 2 tsp Chilli powder
  • 2 tsp Garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tsp Sugar
  • Coriander leaves / Cilantro for garnishing
  • 5 tbsp Butter
  • 2 tsp Lemon Juice


  • Take potato, cauliflower, beans, beetroot and carrot in a pressure cooker and cover it with water. Pressure cook for 4 whistle, simmer for 10 mins. Turn off the heat and let them steam go all by itself. Open the cooker and mash the veggies roughly with a masher, Set aside.
  • Melt butter in a kadai and add in cumin seeds and let them sizzle.
  • Now add in onions and capsicum. cook till golden brown.
  • Add in green chilli and ginger garlic paste and saute for a min.
  • Add in all spice powders and mix well.Add in chopped tomatoes and mix well.
  • Add in salt and sugar.Cook till the tomatoes turn mushy and become saucy.
  • Add in water and peas. Bring it to a boil.
  • Now add in all the mashed vegetables and mix well.
  • Cover it and simmer for 10-15 mins..
  • Add in lemon juice and coriander leaves. Mix well. Bhaji done.
  • To serve pav bhaji..Heat a tblspn of butter and add a cut open pav bun and toast for 1 min till golden. Remove to a plate.
  • Add a tblspn of butter in the same tawa and add some bhaji on top of it..Cook till it is thick and bubbly. Transfer this to the plate.
  • Dollop a spoonful of butter on top and add some onions too..Squeeze some lemon juice and serve..


Nutrition Facts
Pav Bhaji Recipe | How to Make Mumbai Pav Bhaji
Amount Per Serving (1 servings)
Calories 390 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 53mg18%
Sodium 347mg15%
Potassium 1379mg39%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 5443IU109%
Vitamin C 78mg95%
Calcium 69mg7%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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