How to make Masala Pav Sandwich -

Bread pavs toasted to a crisp in spicy masala. A spicy Mumbai street food Masala Pav can be made at home in few simple steps. Masala pav is a yummy and spicy mumbai street food.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Onions (प्याज़ ), Pav bhaji masala (पाव भाजी मसाला)

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Masala Pav Sandwich

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The Maharashtrian hospitality is legendary. The cuisine has subtle variety and strong flavours and varies from region to region. In ancient times in the more affluent homes, feasts often started at mid-day and ended when the sun set! The presentation of food was alluring with a practice to sing sacred verses to dedicate the meal to God.
Maharashtrian cuisine covers a wide range from being extremely mild to very spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, vegetables, lentils and fruit form important components of Maharashtrian diet. 
Everybody knows about the unbeatable taste of the Mumbai’s chaats! But there is so much more to explore and savour in the other regions of Maharashtra. 

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Masala Pav Sandwich Recipe

  • Onions finely chopped 2 large

  • Pav bhaji masala 2 tablespoons

  • Oil 1 teaspoon

  • Butter 1 tablespoon

  • Green capsicum finely chopped 1 small

  • Tomatoes finely chopped 2 large

  • Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves finely chopped a few sprigs

  • Salt to taste

  • Bread slit pavs 6-8

  • Cucumbers thinly sliced 2 medium

  • Tomatoes sliced 2 medium

  • Potatoes boiled and peeled, sliced 2 large


Step 1

Heat oil and butter in a thick-bottomed pan, add onions and sauté on medium heat for two to three minutes till light pink. Add tomatoes and salt and continue to sauté on low heat till tomatoes are done.

Step 2

Add green capsicum, pav bhaji masala and garam masala powder and continue to cook on low heat for two to three m till it emits a nice aroma and oil surfaces on top. Add fresh coriander and stir to mix well.

Step 3

To serve, dip slit pav in the onion-tomato masala and cook till lightly crisp. Remove the pav from heat, arrange cucumber, tomato and potato slices in the pav like a sandwich and serve hot.

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