Best Pav Bhaji Restaurant Style | पाव भाजी
This is the best pav bhaji restaurant style recipe and is one of the most famous street food of India, in which spicy tangy blend of mix veggies served with buttery pav (soft bread rolls/dinner rolls).
This pav bhaji recipe is so flavoursome because of the combination of vegetables used in it as well as the spices which gives it a unique memorable taste that no other recipe can beat.
Pav bhaji is an easy way to feed your family with lots of vegetables in form of a tasty treat.
- --- for bhaji
- 2 cup carrot
- 1 cup cauliflower
- 1 cup broccoli (optional)
- 1-1.5 cup green peas (fresh or frozen)
- 1 cup beetroot (optional)
- 1 cup butternut squash (optional)
- 2 cup potato
- 1 tbsp oil
- 4 tbsp butter
- 1 nos onion finely chopped
- 1/4 cup green capsicum finely chopped
- 1/4 cup red bell pepper finely chopped
- 2-3 green chillies (finely chopped)
- 1 inch ginger (finely chopped)
- 1.5 cup tomato (chopped)
- to taste salt
- ½ tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tsp coriander powder
- 1 tsp fennel powder
- ½ tsp red chilli powder
- --- Either
- 1 tbsp pav bhaji masala (optional)
- --- Or
- ¼ tsp garam masala power
- 4 tbsp chopped coriander (cilantro)
- 2-3 tbsp lemon juice
- --- for serving
- 8-10 pav (bread rolls)
- 4 tbs butter
- some onion rings
- 1 nos lemon
In a Pressure cooker add roughly chopped carrots, potatoes, cauliflower, broccoli, pea, butternut squash and beetroots. Add salt, turmeric powder and ½ cup water.
Pressure cook it for a whistle and let the pressure subside on its own.
Now open the pressure cooker and mash the vegetables with the help of a masher or ladle.
Heat a pan and add a tablespoon of oil followed by butter to prevent butter from burning. Once hot add cumin seeds.
After cumin seed are light golden add onions and ginger.
Add capsicum and bell pepper and cook on medium heat until the onions are cooked well.
Now add tomatoes, green chillies and salt. Mix it well, cover and cook on medium heat until tomatoes are tender.
Mash the tomatoes and add spices. You may also add some kasoori methi at this point. Mix well and cover again on low heat for 1-2 minutes.
Once the masala is cooked well it will start releasing the oil, at this point add the mashed vegetables and continue cooking on medium heat. Mash well all the veggies and cook for 7-8 minutes.
Add water to adjust the consistency of bhaji. Cover and cook on medium heat for another 5 minutes.
Sprinkle a pinch of garam masala and sugar at the end. Finish with some butter and freshly chopped coriander leaves.
Switch off the heat and add lemon juice. Bhaji is ready to be served, lets prepare the pav now.
Slit the pav in the middle. Heat a pan or tawa and add 2 tablespoon of butter and fresh coriander. Place the pav on it and cook on medium heat until it is golden.
Apply butter and coriander leaves on the other side.
flip and cook the other side as well until golden and crisp.
Serve bhaji along with some onions and lemon wedge and butter on top. Enjoy it hot.
- You can aujust the spices according to your liking.
- You can skip the butter if you want, but butter gives a very nice flavour to this.
- You can use red pumpkin in place of butternut squash if you cant find it.
- Always add lemon juice after switching off the gas.
Try this Easy Pav Bhaji Recipe and let us know how it turned out for you. We would love to hear from you.