Home Made Pav Bhaji

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Recipe prepared by Smt Jhansi Lakshmi
Article written by Lakshmi Aparna

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Pav bhaji is a fast food dish from Maharashtra. It consists of a vegetable curry along served with soft bread mildly fried in butter. The curry is a spiced mixture of mashed vegetables in a thick gravy, cooked on a flat tava or frying pan. Here are the step by step instructions.

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Serves: 5
Course: Evening snack
Cuisine: Chat
1 bowl measurement: 250 ml


Boiled and mashed potatoes: 1 bowl (2 potatoes)
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Finely chopped vegetables

Cauliflower: 1 bowl
Green chillies: 2
Onions: 1 bowl
Green peas: 1 bowl
Tomatoes: 2 bowls
Carrot: 1 bowl
French beans: 1 bowl
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Boiled Carrot
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Boiled french beans
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White soft bread (available in grocery stores or bakery)
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Tamarind chutney: 1 tbsp
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Tomato sauce: 1 tbsp
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Fennel seeds (somp): 1 tbsp
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Butter: 2-3 tbsp
Cooking Butter

Ginger & garlic paste: 1 tbsp
ginger garlic paste

Chopped onions: Few
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Coriander leaves: Few
Chopped coriander leaves

Pav bhaji masher
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Pav bhaji chat masala: 1-2 tbsp

Turmeric powder: 1/2 tbsp 

Water: 2 bowls

Sugar: 1/4 tbsp

Salt: As required

Oil: 2 tbsp

Dry red chilly powder: 1 tbsp


Step 1: Heat 2 tbsp oil, add 1 bowl chopped onions, saute (fry) for 2 minute in high flame
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Step 2: Add and mix 1 tbsp fennel seeds (somp), saute (fry) for 1 minute in high flame 
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Step 3: Add and mix 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste, saute (fry) for 2 minutes in high flame
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Step 4: Add chopped 2 bowls tomatoes, 1/2 tbsp turmeric powder, 1 tbsp salt
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Step 5: Add and mix 1/4 tbsp sugar to it, saute (fry) for few secondsIMG 9113

Step 6: Add and mix all vegetables, Cook for 10 minutes in high flame by adding 2 bowls water
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Step 7: Add and mix few coriander leaves, 1 tbsp pav bhaji chat masala. Let it cook for 8 - 10 minutes till it come to required thickness
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Step 8: Mash the curry with masher, add and mix 1 tbsp tomato sauce, 1 tbsp tamarind chutney
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Mash it again and turn off the flame
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Slice the bread in half
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Step 9: Add little butter in frying pan, now mildly fry bread on both the sides
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Pav bhaji is ready to serve
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Enjoy the curry with butter bread and chopped onions, you can even make Pav Bhaji Burgers :)
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