Pav Bhaji Recipe, How to make Punjabi Pav Bhaji Masala Recipe
Recipe type: Main, Snacks
RecipeCuisine: Indian Cuisine
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Serves: 5-6
Pav Bhaji Recipe - made in Punjabi style with loads of butter, herbs, veggies and pav bhaji masala powder.
recipeIngredient (used american measuring cup, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 2-3 tbsp butter
  • 1 big green capsicum diced into small cubes and de -seeded
  • 1 cup water or as required
  • 1.5 cup of tomato puree (just chop and blend the tomatoes)
  • 1.5 cup of boiled-chopped potatoes or grated
  • 1 cup green peas boiled
  • 1.5 cup cauliflower florets boiled (optional) grated
  • 1.5 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1.5 cup of onions finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp pav bhaji masala powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 and ┬╝th tbsp kashmiri red chili powder or as required
  • 2 tsp punjabi garam masala powder
  • 1 tbsp chat masala
  • a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
  • few chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 tbsp dried fenugreek leaves (kasoori methi)
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • some lemon wedges for garnish
  • some chopped onion for garnish
  • salt or black salt as per taste
How to make the recipe?
  1. Pressure cook the potatoes, green peas and cauliflower until 3 whistles or until soft and tender.
  2. Take a heavy bottomed pan place on high heat. Add little butter once the pan is hot add chopped capsicum to it.
  3. Keep stirring once capsicum is softened add a little water to it.
  4. Now mash them with the help of a masher. Remove and place aside.
  5. In the same pan add 1 tbsp pav bhaji masala, 1 tsp punjabi garam masala powder, asofoetida, kashmiri red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander leaves if using and a pinch of kasoori methi
  6. Stir them nicely on low heat.
  7. Now add the chopped onion.
  8. Saute until they change color add ginger-garlic paste.
  9. Keep stirring until onion changes color to pale light brown and the smell from ginger-garlic diminishes.
  10. Pour the tomato puree. Add sugar to balance the acidity coming from tomatoes.
  11. Simmer the tomatoes until they thicken and soften.Then add boiled-grated cauliflower and boiled green peas.
  12. Put the grated or chopped boiled potatoes along fried capsicum.
  13. Mix all nicely and mash with the help of masher.
  14. Cover with a lid and cook until they leave oil.
  15. Now add chat masala and salt.
  16. Check the consistency add water if required and alter any spices if required. Cook until bhaji bubbles switch off the gas.
  17. Squeeze some lime juice, rest of pav bhaji masala, rest of garam masala powder and chat masala.
  18. Serve a dollop of butter, chopped onion, coriander leaves and lemon wedges
  19. Also, don't forget to serve the buttered masala pav's along the bhaji.
1. Pav bhaji is of medium consistency so add water accordingly.
2. Alter spices and seasoning as per your taste and preference.
Recipe by Flavors of Mumbai at