Butter Pav Bhaji

Butter Pav Bhaji

Pav bhaji is one of the most famous Indian street foods. In Mumbai, you come across numerous Pav bhaji stalls selling a variety of delicious Pav bhaji. As the name suggests, the main part of the dish is the Bhajji, which is prepared using boiled potato, cauliflowers, green peppers and onions, along with additional veggies as per choice. And to top it up, lots and lots butter goes in the dish which makes it super scrumptious. Here is my recipe of Pav bhaji !!


1 large potato

3 cups cauliflower florets

1 cup green peas

1 green pepper

1 large onion

3 tomatoes

1 green chilli

2 tbsp oil

1/2 tsp cumin seeds

1&1/2 tsp coriander powder

1 tsp red chilli powder

1 tsp kashmiri chilli powder

2 tbsp Pav bhaji masala

4-5 tbsp butter (adjust as per choice)

Salt as per taste

3 cups of water

Chopped onions and coriander for garnishing


Dice the potato and boil it along with cauliflower florets, green peas in pressure cooker for 3-4 whistles. Once boiled, mash them properly.

Take a pan on a medium-high flame. Once the pan is hot, add oil to it. Add cumin seeds to the hot oil followed with finely chopped onions. Keep stirring the onions till it turns translucent and then add finely chopped green pepper, green chilli, tomatoes. Continue stirring and add dry spices except Pav bhaji masala. Let it all cook well, which will take around 3-5 minutes.

Next add the boiled and mashed vegetables to the pan and cook everything together. If required add water to ensure vegetables are not sticking to the bottom of pan (I used same water which was used for boiling the vegetables). Add Pav bhaji masala and salt.

Once everything is added to the pan, mash it gently and let it cook for another 5-7 minutes. It will start thickening and oil will separate out from sides of the pan which indicates everything is cooked well. Simmer it and add butter and chopped coriander on top. Gently mix it and Pav bhaji is ready to serve. While serving, garnish it with onions and coriander and drizzle some lime juice. You can also bake Pav or use readymade ones.

I hope you’ll enjoy this recipe, happy eating !!

Butter Pav Bhaji

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