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Pav Bhaji

Pav Bhaji a favourite fast food for many, A mix of vegetable cooked with spices in a tomato gravy ,topped with a good amount of butter and served with pav .

Here is my version of A Pav bhaji , using just potatoes and spices available at home .

Pav Bhaji


500 gms Potatoes (approximately 6 potatoes)

2 onions finely chopped

2 green chillies finely chopped

1 tsp ginger garlic paste

Amul butter as required

2 tomatoes made to a puree

For the Pav bhaji masala mix (spices)

1/4 tsp turmeric powder

1/2 tsp garam masala powder

1/4 tsp hing ( asofetida powder)

1/2 tsp chaat masala powder

1 tsp chilli powder

Dry roast the below mentioned whole spices and powder it.

1/2 tsp fennel seeds

2 tsp coriander seeds

1/2 tsp cumin seeds

1tsp pepper corn

Mix both together and keep aside , pav bhaji masala mix ready

1tsp lemon juice

salt to taste


1 cup finely chopped coriander leaves finely chopped

1 cup chopped onions finely chopped for serving


Heat up some oil in a pan add a tsp of butter.

Then add the finely chopped onions and stir fry till lightly browned. Now add the chopped chillies and tomato puree and 1/4 cup water ,allow to cook for a minute on medium flame.

Next add the mix masala powder ( the pav bhaji masala mix) and 1/2 cup water , mix well and then add a tsp of butter . Allow to cook for a minute covered on medium flame.

Add the ginger garlic paste ,mix well, salt to taste and a tbsp of coriander leaves finely chopped. Next add the chopped boiled potatoes ,mix well mashing the potatoes into the gravy , adding some amount of water. Mix well.

Cook for 2 minutes. Lastly add the finely chopped coriander leaves, salt if required, lemon juice and butter

Serve with pav , finely chopped onions.

Garam masala powder

Recipe for garam masala powder

Garam Masala Powder


100 grams cinnamon

40 gms cloves

40 grams cardamom

40 grams peppercorn

20 gram star anise

20 grams javitri /mace flower

10 grams bay leaf


Dry roast all the above ingredients. Allow to cool. Dry grind to fine powder.

Sift the powder.

Fill in airtight bottle

Total weight around 230 gms of garam masala .

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