Monday, 28 December 2015

How to make Masala Pav

Recipe of Masala Pav | Mumbai style masala pav

Masala Pav is a famous Indian street food which is made by blending vegetables in butter with Indian spices topped on soft and spongy toasted buns. It is a popular Mumbai roadside food which is relished by all. It is a delicious snack which is filling and easy to prepare. Garnishing of coriander leaves, onion and red chilly enhances the taste of this flavorful snack.

Masala Pav, Mumbai bhaji Pav, Pav Bhaji

It is a traditional meal of India which is full of Indian flavors. When vegetables are blended and mixed in onion tomato gravy, aroma of spices will make you crave for it. It is an Indian filling savory snack which is full of taste and flavor.

Masala Pav, Mumbai bhaji Pav, Pav Bhaji

Lets start with the recipe :

Preparation Time   Cooking time Total Time Yield
10 minutes20 minutes30 minutes Serves 4 

Recipe Type : Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine : Indian

Ingredients :
  • 8 soft ready-made buns
  • 2 crushed/chopped onions
  • 4 crushed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon ginger paste
  • 6 finely chopped cloves of garlic
  • 3 chopped green chillies
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • pinch of asafoetida (Hing)
  • pinch of red chilly
  • Salt according to taste
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoon chaat masala
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 2 boiled potatoes
  • 1/2 chopped cauliflower 
  • 1/2 chopped cabbage
  • 1 chopped capsicum
  • 3 chopped carrot
  • 1/2 chopped bottle gourd
  • 1/2 cup chopped beans 
  • 1 lemon
  • butter
  • Coriander leaves, chopped onion, red chilly for garnishing
Preparation for Gravy :

  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a pan
  • Add cumin seeds, garlic and asafoetida (Hing) in it
  • When it splutter, add onions, ginger, green chillies and garlic paste in it
  • When onion turns golden brown, add crushed tomato 
  • Add salt, pepper, red chilly, garam masala and chaat masala in it
  • Let it cook on low flame for sometime, until gravy cooks 
  • Boil vegetables in a pressure cooker, they should be soft enough to be mashed
  • Take out excess stock of vegetables and keep it aside
  •  Mash vegetables with the masher
  • Add mashed vegetables in the masala bhaji
  • Add 1 tablespoon butter in it
  • Put the lid on the pan and let the bhaji cook for sometime till it is dry and there is no water in it, stir it occasionaly 
  • Cook till it has thick dry consistency
  • Add lemon juice and mix it
  • Toast buns with butter and top it with the masala bhaji
  • Top it with chopped onion, chopped coriander leaves and red chilly
Masala Pav, Mumbai bhaji Pav, Pav Bhaji


  1. wow that's a long list of ingredients..but the result looks worth all the efforts. YUM!

  2. Looks Delicious, I will try this :D . Thanks for sharing your masala pav recipe

  3. Happy New Year to You all ...
    Perfect ...Yummy ..Masala Pav for this cold season.

  4. Hib Ritu, I love street food, it's always the best of where ever you are. happy New Year's!

  5. A popular street food!! Looks too good..

  6. Delicious and mouth watering masala pav, I have heard and seen it, but never tried eating as well as making, this time Sure to try. bookmarked.


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