How to make Pav Bhaji Pull Apart -

The popular Mumbai street food served differently is just as tasty

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Mummy Ka Magic.

Main Ingredients : Multigrain pavs, Oil (ऑइल)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

Pav Bhaji Pull Apart

Pav Bhaji Pull Apart Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Pav Bhaji Pull Apart Recipe

  • Multigrain pavs 6 one-inch pieces

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Butter for brushi teaspoons

  • Onions , finely chopped 2 medium

  • Salt to taste

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 tablespoon

  • Tomato , finely chopped 1 large

  • Green capsicum , finely chopped 1 medium

  • Carrot , grated 1/2 cup

  • Cauliflower , grated 1/2 cup

  • Potatoes , boiled, peeled and mashed 2-3 medium

  • Frozen green peas 1/4 cup

  • Pav bhaji masala 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Green chilli , finely chopped 1

  • Red chilli paste 1 teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • Lemon juice 2 teaspoons

  • Fresh coriander leaves , finely chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Mozzarella cheese , grated 1/2 cup

  • Cheese 2 slices


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 180º C.

Step 2

Heat oil and 2 tsps butter in a non-stick pan, add onions and sauté till translucent. Add a pinch of salt, mix and sauté till onions turn golden brown.

Step 3

Add ginger-garlic paste, mix and sauté till the raw smells disappear. Add tomato, mix and cook till it turns pulpy. Add capsicum and carrot, mix and cook for 3-4 minutes. Add cauliflower, potatoes and frozen green peas, mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Step 4

Add salt, pav bhaji masala, green chilli, red chilli paste and garam masala powder, mix well and sauté. Mash the mixture well, add lemon juice and coriander leaves and mix. Add little water and mash again.

Step 5

Line a baking tray with parchment paper.

Step 6

Place the set of pavs on a worktop and halve it horizontally. Place the base layer on the prepared tray and spread bhaji all over it. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese all over and place the cheese slices over. Cover with top layer of pavs, brush the top with butter.

Step 7

Keep the tray in the preheated oven and bake for 4-5 minutes or till cheese melts.

Step 8

Take the tray out of the oven, and place on a serving wooden platter with the parchment paper. Pull apart individual pav from the whole set and serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.