• The Rasoi Recipes

Pav Bhaji

Updated: May 6

Preparation Time: 15 min. Cooking Time: 25 min. Serves 4


4 Tomatoes Medium Size Finely Chopped

3 Onions Medium Size Finely Chopped

1 Green Capsicum Very Finely Chopped

½ Head of Cauliflower Chopped

2 Potatoes Small

2 Carrots Small

½ cup Green Frozen Peas

2 tbsp Ginger Paste

1½ tbsp Tomato Puree

1 tbsp Garlic Paste

2 tbsp Oil

2 tbsp Butter

1 tsp Cumin Seeds

¼ tsp Asafoetida (Hing)

1½ tsp Red Chilli Powder

½ tsp Turmeric Powder

2 tsp Pav Bhaji Masala Powder

Salt to taste

For Topping:

2 Red Onions Very Finely Chopped

1½ tbsp Coriander Finely Chopped

1 Lime Cut into Wedges


  1. Cut the cauliflower, potatoes and carrots into cubes and wash and steam them. Once steamed, mash the boiled vegetables gently with a potato masher until it reached a little chunky texture.

  2. Heat oil and butter together in a pan over medium flame. Add the cumin seeds, asafoetida and chopped onions, cook until the onions go brown.

  3. Now add the capsicum, ginger paste, garlic paste, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and pav bhaji masala powder and sauté for 2 minutes, then add the tomato puree, tomatoes and salt.

  4. Once the tomatoes are soft and runny then add the mash vegetables, next mix it well and let it cook for 5 minutes stirring occasionally and add the frozen peas, cook for a further 2 minutes.

  • Enjoy hot with the toppings, wedge of lime and bread rolls (Pav).

Preparing for Pav:

Spread the butter on both side of the rolls and put it under the grill till its light brown.

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