How to make Pav Bhaji Au Gratin -SK Khazana -

A super popular street food gets a French twist. Try this delicious mix of spicy vegetables topped with melted cheese and served with crisp pavs.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Toasted Pav Slices, Pav bhaji masala (पाव भाजी मसाला)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

Pav Bhaji Au Gratin -SK Khazana

Pav Bhaji Au Gratin -SK Khazana Recipe Card


Fusion cuisine is one that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines of this type are not categorized according to any one particular cuisine style and have played a part in a number of innovations.
Fusion food is a general term for the combination of various forms of cookery and comes in several forms.  

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Pav Bhaji Au Gratin -SK Khazana Recipe

  • Toasted Pav Slices as required

  • Pav bhaji masala 2 tablespoons

  • Potatoes medium, boiled, peeled and mashed 3

  • Mozzarella cheese grated 1/4 cup

  • Processed cheese grated 1/4 cup

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Butter 4 tablespoons

  • Onion large, finely chopped 1

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 tablespoon

  • Tomatoes medium, finely chopped 2

  • Green chillies chopped 1-2

  • Tomato puree 1/2 cup

  • Red chilli paste 2 tablespoons

  • Cauliflower grated 1/2 cup

  • Green peas blanched 1/2 cup

  • Capsicum small, finely chopped 1

  • Salt to taste

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Fresh coriander sprig for garnish

  • Lemon wedges to serve


Step 1

Preheat the oven at 180˚C.

Step 2

Heat oil and 2 tbsps butter in a non-stick pan, add onion and sauté till golden brown. Add ginger-garlic paste and mix well. Cook for a minute.

Step 3

Add tomatoes and green chillies and mix well. Cook till pulpy. Add tomato puree, mix and cook till the oil separates.

Step 4

Add red chilli paste, cauliflower, green peas, and mix well. Add potatoes, capsicum, salt and pav bhaji Masala and mix well. Mash the mixture using a masher and cook for 1-2 minutes.

Step 5

Add 1 cup water and mix well and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add remaining butter and mix, add coriander leaves and mix well. Take the pan off the heat.

Step 6

Transfer the mixture into a small oven proof pan, sprinkle mozzarella cheese and processed cheese on top. Bake for 10-15 minutes.

Step 7

Garnish with coriander sprig and serve hot with toasted pav slices and lemon wedges.

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