How to make Pav bhaaji – mumbai popular street food recipes

         Pav bhaji is an all time favourite at my place. I make it so frequently, but never actually quite blogged about it. The reason being, it was polished off before I could even take a photo. An irresistable so called street food ,indeed. Its popular all over India especially the one available in mumbai is the most popular.Its quite spicy when we used to have it in the streets of India. So I make it mildly spiced especially for the kids and we all love it that way. Its easy and ideal dish to make for get togethers and birthday parties.


  • Cuisine: indian
  • Course: side dish
  • Preparation Time: 10 mins
  • Cooking Time: 20 mins


2 Potatoes- chopped
1 Capsicum-chopped
1 Carrots- chopped
1 cup Peas
1 Onion- finely chopped
2 Tomatoes- finely chopped
1 tsp Ginger garlic green chilly paste- (more of garlic)


  1. Red chilly powder- 1tsp(you can add more if you like it hot and spicy)
  2. turmeric powder- 1tsp

Pav bhaaji masala- 2tsp(any brand, I used everest)


1 tsp Coriander powder
to taste Salt
2 tsp Oil
1 tsp Butter- + more for toating the buns/pav
/ Pavbuns- according to requirement


  1. Cook potatoes,carrots,peas and capsicum in a pressure cooker till tender enoughto mash them.
  2. Heat oil and one spoon of butter in a pan.
  3. Add Ginger garlic green chilly paste.
  4. Add onions and saute for sometime.
  5. Add the tomatoes. Saute and cook tomatoes till they are soft and mixed well.
  6. Add turmeric powder, red chilly powder,coriander powder.
  7. Add the cooked vegetables and mix well.
  8. Mash the vegetables well with a mechanical masher or the spoon you are using to stir.
  9. Add the pav bhaji masala.
  10. Keep stirring till the vegetables get mixed well with the masala.
  11. While serving, squeeze lime on it and garnish with raw onions,coriander leaves and butter.
    For the pav
  1. Cut them into halves. Apply little butter and both sides. Sprinkle a little salt and red chilly powder(optional). Toast them on a hot tava.
  2. Serve the bhaaji with the toasted pav. Serve hot.

Some awards-

LG and Vij have passed me some awards-

360 degree foodie award

Hardworking food blogger

Great buddy award

Kreative blogger award.

LG has also passed me A perfect blend of friendship,Good job,Inspiration award, I am chocoholic,Butterfly award.

See the picture in the Awards link.

Also a pending meme –

7 things I say often-

1.laksh, please…(maximum of my time running behind my 1 year old, asking him not to do this or that..)

2. Good boy(thats something which I say quite often,encouraging my son to stop doing some mischief he is upto)

3.O god(when I have forgetten something)

4. Hey bhagwann(when I am tired or amused)

5.yenna ( means “what” in tamil, I mostly use it to begin a conversation)

6.when will I finish all the work(seems to be never ending)


7 things I did before

1.spend lot of time reading lovely books(something which I have not done for sometime now)

2.Worked for a couple of years before I got married.

3.Had a great time with friends during my post grad and when I was working.

4. Did a lot of handwork and craft when there was lots of time when I was newly married.

5. Learned to cook.

6. Learned to drive but never practiced..

7.Visited malaysia and bali with my hubby

7 things I do now

1. Blog

2. Spend time with my son.

3. Cook and the usual house activities

4. Experiment new cuisines and baking

5. Chat with friends while I take my son to a nearby park.

6. Watch tv with my hubby atleast for 30 minutes everyday after he returns from office(to update him and get updated with all news)

7 things I want to do

1. Work

2. Learn more of baking techniques and cake decoration

3. Learn to make greeting cards and other new crafts

4. Teach my son(lots of things in my mind..lets see)

5. Travel to all interestin
g places atleast once in my lifetime.

6. Resume my reading habit

7. Enjoy every moment.

7 things which attract me about the opposite sex

1. Patience


3.understanding(understand before I say something)

4. Talks a lot with a good sense of humour


6.Decent and dignified

7. knows what to do at the right time and right place

7 favourite foods

1. Dal chaval

2. Almost all sweets and chocolates

3. Cakes

4. Green chilly pickle


6.Anything with paneer

7.All chaat items

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  1. Taste of Mysore

    Pav Bhaji! I bet anyone can resist that temptation Sowmya! You must blog sometime of making Paav Buns. Congratulations on all your awards and it was nice reading MEME….

  2. Mahimaa's kitchen

    wowww.. looks veery delicious. nice pic.

  3. pav bhaji looks so delicious Sowmya! Congrats on all your awards. Enjoyed reading your meme.

  4. Sowmya Madhavan

    making paav buns at home is in my to do list..hope to do it soon..

  5. Pearlsofeast

    Nice to go through it Sowmya. The pav baji looks so delightful and tempting.

  6. Nice reading through 7 MEME. Pav bhaji looks yummy.

  7. Delicious pav baji. Looks tasty.
    Nice reading ur meme.

  8. yummy pav bhaji and glad to know more of u…with time priorities changes,..even i was addicted to reading but now no time,…:-)

  9. srikars kitchen

    wow… looks yummy & super…

  10. The Pav bhaji looks yummy. Ibetter dont look at theat big chunk of butter sitting on top.Its sin for me.

  11. Congrats on the awards. Was nice reading your meme.

  12. Last time i had this was in India.
    Ilove them and these look delicious. You sis must be a wonderful cook like you.
    loves knowingmore about you

  13. Pav bhaji looks awesome Sowmya and nice reading your meme.

  14. Hey, enjoyed reading your tag… how nice!

  15. Pav Bhaji is all time fav street food……I cannot resist…..want to grab a bite…

  16. Loved the Pav Bhajji and meme. Congrats on you awards.

  17. Wow, the butter on top is calling me 🙂 Perfect !

  18. Divya Vikram

    Classic combo.Looks delicious with the dollop of butter.

  19. Congrats on all your awards , nice reading your meme and getting to know more about you …the pav bhaji looks inviting…

  20. Vanamala Hebbar

    lovely …nice pic… congrats

  21. Priya Suresh

    Pav bhaji looks deicious..congrats on ur awards…nice to know more about u..

  22. looks yummy..

  23. Pav bhaaji looks delicious. Its always my favorite one. Congrats on your awards. Meme – Its nice to know more about u.

  24. pav baaji..yuumm, i too have the same prob. , i could never take the snap, it finishes before itself, hehe. But last time i did managed to take snap of a bit leftover, ‘ll publish it soon..


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