Pav Bhaji

Pav Bhaji  – The origin of this dish is traced to textile mill workers in Mumbai in the 1850s.  The mill workers used to have lunch breaks too short for a full meal, and a light lunch was preferred to a heavy one, as the employees had to return to strenuous physical labor after lunch. A vendor created this dish using items or parts of other dishes available on the menu.



Roti or rice was replaced with pav and the curries that usually go with Indian bread or rice were amalgamated into just one spicy concoction, the ‘bhaji’. Initially, it remained the food of the mill-workers. With time the dish found its way into restaurants and spread over Central Mumbai and other parts of the city via the Udipi restaurants.

Vegetarian Diet Delivery

Pav Buns – 10
Onions – 2, finely chopped
Coriander Powder – 2 tblsp
Tomatoes – 2 cups, finely chopped
Cumin Powder – 1 tblsp
Potato – 2 cups, cooked and mashed
Chilli Powder – 1 tsp
Peas – 1/2 cup, cooked
Pav Bhaji Masala – 1 tblsp
Green Beans – 1/2 cup, finely chopped
Coriander Leaves – 1 cup
Cabbage – 1 cup, shredded
Lemon Juice – 1 tblsp
Capsicum – 1/2 cup, chopped
Ginger – 2 tsp, grated
Garlic – 1 tsp, crushed
Green Chillies – 2, finely chopped
Water – 1/2 cup
Salt as per taste

Delicious Doctor Approved Diet Meals For Diabetics

Add onions to hot oil and fry till pink, add garlic and fry for a minute, add tomatoes, salt, coriander powder, cumin powder and chilli powder. Stir for a minute.
Add the other ingredients and cook on low heat for 5 minutes. Cook chopped vegetables except capsicum, covered for 5 minutes on medium heat. Mash well. Add 1/2 cup of water and simmer.  Add chopped capsicum and when all the vegetables are well mixed, garnish with coriander and lemon juice.

For the pavs, slit the pav buns horizontal from the middle.  Apply butter on the cut surface and toast in hot pan. Remove when it is golden brown. To serve, sprinkle chopped onions, coriander and pav bhaji masala over bhaji and serve hot with pav buns.


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  1. Maheshk says:

    Just can’t keep up with all your posts, Priya! Looks like you have a “team” there cooking and baking with you…how do you manage all these delicious dishes, and desserts, day after day, with perfect photos, as well!Love this yummy and spicy side dish:DDD

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    • Fanglisang says:

      An easy way (slightly modified way) is- boil peleed potatoes, chopped capsicum, chopped cauliflower, peas and chopped pumpkin in a pressure cooker with just one whistle and mash them together. Then use them for pao bhaji preparation.