Pav Bhaji Recipe (with Step by Step Photos)

Pav Bhaji – a spicy curry of mixed vegetables (bhaji) cooked in a special blend of spices and served with soft buttered pav (bread bun shallow fried in butter), is any Indian food lover’s dream. The boiled and mashed veggies give it a smooth yet chunky texture while specially blended Pav Bhaji Masala gives it an irresistible, mouthwatering aroma and taste – serve it with a piece of buttery shallow fried bun and voila! – it’s a perfect party food that can be made in advance. It’s also the best way to make your kids eat some veggies as sometimes kids don’t like the taste of a particular veggie, but in pav bhaji they wouldn’t even notice any veggie and eat joyfully. Whether you want to entertain the guests or feed your kid, this recipe’s step by step photos, tips and variations will help you make best pav bhaji at home in just 40 minutes.
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes
Serves: 3 servings
2 medium Potatoes (approx. 1½ cups chopped)
1/2 cup Green Peas (fresh or frozen)
3/4 cup chopped Cauliflower (approx. 1/4 head of cauliflower)
1/2 cup chopped Carrot (approx. 1 medium)
1 large Onion, chopped (approx. 3/4 cup)
1 tablespoon Ginger Garlic Paste
2 medium Tomatoes, chopped (approx. 1¼ cup)
1/2 cup chopped Capsicum (approx. 1 small)
1½ teaspoons Red Chilli Powder (or less)
1/4 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
1 teaspoon Cumin-Coriander Powder, optional
1 teaspoon Readymade Pav Bhaji Masala Powder
1 teaspoon Lemon Juice
Salt to taste
2 tablespoons Oil + 2 tablespoons Butter
Butter for serving
2 tablespoons finely chopped Coriander Leaves
8 Pav Buns, for serving
  1. Take all the vegetables listed in the ingredients. Wash them in running water and cut them into small pieces.


Sep 21, 2019 by Shabana Saddama
Is it important to use all the vegetables?

Response: Hello Shabana, the main vegetables for pav bhaji are - potato, green peas, capsicum, cauliflower, onion and tomato. You can add the other vegetables as per the availability and your preference.

Aug 17, 2019 by Neelam
Nice recipes, loved the variation.
Apr 25, 2019 by Sujatha
Can we use regular buns for pav bhaji?

Response: Yes Sujatha, you can use regular buns.

Mar 27, 2019 by Manjula
Nice and tempting recipe.. I like the rich flavour of bhaji..Thank you. Keep sharing such recipes.

Jan 31, 2019 by Deepa
It was very nicely explained and in detail. And I prepared it. Thank you for such an wonderful explanation.
Nov 01, 2018 by Myeventsoffers
Exactly what I was looking for.
I wanted the amount of ingredients to take (not in cups or grams). Just how many potato, onion, tomato.
Thanks for giving that.

Oct 21, 2018 by Neha
It's very nicely explained that makes it easy to understand and helpful to cook.
Thanks a ton.
Sep 12, 2018 by Sameer Khan
First time in my life I cooked something that's not tea or noodles. Turned out really good and the best part is I did it all on my own. Thank you. Keep up the good work.
Aug 23, 2018 by Rajni rai
Very nice recipe and very tasty.
Aug 11, 2018 by priya kaur
Thanks really nice recipe! very tasty.
Aug 10, 2018 by INDERJEET GUJRAL
Very useful receipe. I tried and liked it. Thanks
Jul 04, 2018 by Snehal Bobdey
Really very well explained. Thanks.
It's a bumper pav bhaji.
May 09, 2018 by Abhay
Recipe came out as intended. Thank you for the guidance with simplicity. Recommend for all to try.
Mar 17, 2018 by Sachin Meshram
Nice & quick recipe to fill your hunger..love it thank you very much
Mar 03, 2018 by Patrisia
Very well explained recipe.. turned out really good. . thanks
Feb 02, 2018 by Rani
It's yummy, thank you ji
Jan 23, 2018 by Sumàntara
Thank you. Easy n helpful
Jan 10, 2018 by niketa
thanks..the recipe is very well explained..lovd it.
Jan 02, 2018 by Nalini
It came out delicious.thank you so much
Jan 01, 2018 by Farhin Majumder
Itz too easy to make pav bhaji at home..really amazing...thnxxx 4 shareing your recipe??
Dec 29, 2017 by dipti shikha
a very easy to make reciepe.my hubby loved it.. how much butter should i use???

Response: You can use as much butter as you like.

Dec 24, 2017 by UMESH
Fantastic. Nice... Very good
Dec 21, 2017 by Thiruselvam
Way of descriptions good

Nov 24, 2017 by Jude
Awesome.. my family loved it.
Nov 22, 2017 by Anand Hiranandani
Can you describe the recipe for jain pav bhaji?

Response: Hello Anand, follow the below given tips to make jain pav bhaji using the same given recipe.
1. Don't add onion, garlic and ginger.
2. Replace potato with the same amount of raw banana(peeled and chopped).

Oct 31, 2017 by Vasuki
I cooked this recipe for my wife for our anniversary and it was delicious and tasty!
Thanks for the wonderful and detailed description of the entire recipe.

Oct 22, 2017 by Julie
I made this for a party and everyone loved it. I used MTR pav bhaji masala.

Sep 24, 2017 by ravi singh bhadauria
Realy very easy and fantastic recipe....loved it thanks.
Aug 26, 2017 by Sameerahmed chapparband
Hum dry Mattar dale to?

Response: You can add dry matar (dry peas) which are soaked and boiled in place of fresh green peas.

Jul 06, 2017 by Neha Kale
I tired the pav bhaji recipe. It was awesome, it's very simple to make food.
Jun 23, 2017 by Vineeta
I made the bhaji too spicy. How to balance it. Please help ?

Response: Hello Vineeta, you can add the boiled and mashed potato, lemon juice and little amount of sugar to reduce the spiciness.

May 07, 2017 by Sadrudin Lalji
Very good recipe explanation so step by step. Shall try. Really tasty food.Thanks
May 07, 2017 by Sadrudin lalji
Thank you very interesting recipe with nice step by step explanation. Shall try soon.
Mar 11, 2017 by Allison
Looking to make this as it is my favourite dish! Just wondering do you make the ginger garlic paste (if so how) or do you buy this?

Response: We will publish recipe for making Ginger Garlic Paste. You can also buy it in a store and use it.

Mar 07, 2017 by AMRITA P S
Truly delicious. Taste was the best, mild spice and lovable by all.
Feb 06, 2017 by Lavina
Too good. Easy to make step by step.
Jan 26, 2017 by Matin Chilwan
Easy recipes with the help of photos, crystal clear explaination.
Jan 08, 2017 by Vamsi
I am currently staying out of India..but I perfectly made this Pav bhaji..really thanks a lot. For the easy explaining of this delicious dish.. it's so yummy and full of my tummy..
Dec 20, 2016 by Deeksha
I tried this one and it came out super delicious. Thanks for this one, everyone at home just loved it.
Nov 05, 2016 by Subadharshini
Mouthwatering outcome!!! Easy steps to follow!!! Waiting for my hubby and mom to taste:-))
Nov 05, 2016 by Sandhya
I tried various other recipes but none came as delicious and awesome as this one. Tried the recipe today Simply loved it.. Thanks for sharing
Oct 06, 2016 by Sweta
I tried it yesterday, it came out delicious....
Sep 14, 2016 by Khushboo
How much raw veggies needed for 15 people?

Response: This recipe serves 3 persons, so you need to multiply all ingredients by 5.

Sep 02, 2016 by Viji
Thanks for sharing, tried this today and it came out good!
Aug 30, 2016 by Gurmeet kaur
Yummy and tasty recipe easy to follow.
Aug 30, 2016 by BAISAKHI SAHA
It was awesome. Thank you so much for sharing this recepi.
Aug 19, 2016 by Sujatha N
I tried this..and it was yummy.
Aug 13, 2016 by Ashwini
Thank you so much for this recipe. Its so good and delicious.
Jun 30, 2016 by Anusuya
Very nice easy to follow steps.

Jun 23, 2016 by Maari
Nice and best way to prepare dishes.
All the best.

Response: Thank You.

Jun 09, 2016 by Priyanka rastogi
Awesome recipe...A big big hit in my family. Thanks a lot for sharing it with us.
Jun 05, 2016 by Anu Kumari
I always follow your page to cook new dishes, and it has helped me to cook food in a better way.
May 22, 2016 by Sampada
Today I tried ur recipe & it turned out perfect!!
My guests just loved the taste of paw bhaji.
Thanks a lot for explaining in such simple steps!
Apr 18, 2016 by Seema
Perfect step-by-step directions!! The pav bhaji tasted superb and is a big hit with my kids :) They wanted it in their tiffins too! Capsicum gives it a wonderful flavour.

Response: Thank you Seema for trying the recipe. I'm glad to hear that your kids enjoyed it.

Mar 04, 2016 by Alka
I love your website and your recipes and way of explaining. I am a working professional and have been just an average cook, your recipes are my life saver. Thanks so much.. really grateful.

Mar 01, 2016 by Sarah
This turned out ok. Will try some more recipes from this site
Feb 02, 2016 by Payal
For me the small piece of butter on top of the pav bhaji is like the cherry on top of a cake. The dish is never quite complete without it. Gowardhan butter adds just the right flavour and buttery goodness.
Jan 22, 2016 by Swati
Superb.... You explained all these recipes with colourfull pictures and in proper steps.. I like it very much.... Is there any free ebook of recipes of your website?

Response: Thank you Swati for sharing the feedback. Right now, we don't have any ebook of recipes.

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