Bombay Pavbhaji

Classic Mumbai style street food – spicy mashed mixed vegetables served with pav . This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Bombay Pavbhaji
Main Ingredients Potatoes, Tomatoes
Cuisine Maharashtrian
Course Snacks and Starters
Prep Time 16-20 minutes
Cook time 26-30 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Tangy
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Bombay Pavbhaji

  • 4 medium Potatoes boiled and mashed
  • 4 medium Tomatoes chopped
  • 2 medium Onions chopped
  • 1 medium Green capsicum seeded, chopped
  • 1/4 small Cauliflower grated
  • 1/4 cup Green peas shelled
  • 1 inch piece Ginger chopped
  • 8-10 cloves Garlic
  • 3 tablespoons Oil
  • 3-4 Green chillies chopped
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Pav bhaji masala
  • to taste Salt
  • 3 tablespoons Butter
  • 8 Pav
  • 1/4 cup Fresh coriander leaves chopped
  • 2 Lemons cut into wedges


  1. Boil green peas in salted water till soft, drain, mash lightly and set aside. Grind ginger and garlic to a fine paste.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and add three fourth quantity of onions. Sauté till light brown. Add green chillies and ginger-garlic paste. Stir-fry for half a minute.
  3. Add half the quantity of tomatoes and cook on medium heat for three to four minutes, stirring continuously or till oil separates from the masala.
  4. Add capsicum, mashed peas, cauliflower, potatoes and one and half cups of water. Bring it to a boil and simmer for ten minutes, pressing with back of the spoon a few times, till all the vegetables are completely mashed.
  5. Add Pavbhaji Masala, salt and remaining tomatoes. Cook on medium heat for two minutes, stirring continuously. Heat half of the butter in a thick-bottomed pan or a tawa.
  6. Slice pav horizontally into two and pan fry in butter for half a minute, pressing two or three times or till pav is crisp and light brown.
  7. Garnish the bhaji with chopped coriander leaves, remaining butter and serve hot with pav accompanied with remaining chopped onion and lemon wedges.

Nutrition Info

Calories 2198
Carbohydrates 311.8
Protein 43.8
Fat 86.5
Other Fiber Fiber- 32.3gm