Pav-bhaji is one of the most loved street food from Mumbai(Maharashtra),this dish can be found from a local street vendor to restaurants as well,This basically originated,way back in Mumbai to feed the textile workers who had to work day and night,by which they had very little time to have their launch,so one of the food stall vendors mixed all the vegetables available in his stall and made bhaji out of it and served them with pavs(buns) as they are famously called.



Lets see what goes in making this,my favourite dish from my birthplace Mumbai


  • 4 to 5 potatoes(boiled and peeled)
  • 1/2 cup green peas(boiled)
  • 1/2 beetroot(grated)
  • 1/2 cup green capsicum
  • 1/2 cup cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup carrots
  • 1/2 cup french beans
  • 3 onions(chopped)
  • 2 tomatoes(chopped)
  • 1 1/2 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 3 to 4 chili
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 2 tsp butter
  • 4 to 5 tsp pav bhaji masala
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp lime juice
  • grated cheese
  • salt as per taste
  • 1 ladi pav or buns


  • boil all the vegetables and keep aside(keep the stock as well)
  • heat oil and butter in pan add ginger-garlic paste,green chili,finely chopped onions fry till transparent
  • add finely chopped tomatoes into it saute them till they turn soft
  • Mix all the vegetables which were boiled(green peas,green capsicum,beetroot,cauliflower,french beans,carrot and potatoes) in the mixture
  • mash the vegetables well,so they mix properly,saute till the oil leaves the sides of the pan
  • put red chili powder and pav bhaji masala in it
  • add the stock,bhaji should be of thick consistence
  • add the lime juice and salt
  • I have added beetroot to get the colour red instead of kashmiri mirch powder
  • grate some cheese on the bhaji,garnish with coriander leaves(chopped)
  • serve with chopped onions and lemon wedges
  • and pavs of course



























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