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Taste the Tradition: Authentic Pao Bhaji Recipe for 2024

Taste the Tradition: Authentic Pao Bhaji Recipe for 2024

Pav Bhaji is a popular Indian street food dish, especially in the state of Maharashtra. It's a spicy mashed vegetable dish served with buttered bread rolls. Here's a basic recipe to make Pav Bhaji at home:


For the Bhaji:

  • 3 medium-sized potatoes, boiled and mashed
  • 2 cups mixed vegetables (such as peas, carrots, cauliflower, bell peppers), finely chopped
  • 2 large onions, finely chopped
  • 3 large tomatoes, finely choppedall heart combo handmade in india Shop now:- Heart Combo
  • 4-5 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1-inch piece of ginger, minced
  • 2-3 green chilies, finely chopped (adjust according to your spice preference)
  • 1 tablespoon pav bhaji masala (readily available in Indian grocery stores)
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • Fresh coriander leaves for garnishing
  • Lemon wedges for serving Shop now:- Cute but Scorpio Mug

For the Pav (bread rolls):

  • 8 pav (dinner rolls)
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  1. Prepare the Bhaji:

    • Heat oil and butter in a large pan or kadhai.
    • Add minced garlic and ginger. Sauté until they turn golden brown.
    • Add chopped onions and green chilies. Cook until onions turn translucent.
    • Add chopped tomatoes and cook until they become soft and mushy.
    • Now, add all the chopped vegetables and mix well. Shop now:- Lily Mug
    • Add pav bhaji masala, red chili powder, turmeric powder, and salt. Mix everything thoroughly.
    • Add mashed potatoes and mix well until all the vegetables are well combined.
    • Cook the mixture on low heat, stirring occasionally, for about 15-20 minutes until the vegetables are cooked and the flavors meld together.
    • Mash the mixture using a potato masher until you get a smooth consistency. Add water if the mixture is too thick.
    • Once done, turn off the heat. Your Bhaji is ready.
  2. Prepare the Pav:

    • Slit the pav horizontally, keeping one edge intact. Shop now:- Daisy Bloom Mug
    • Heat a griddle or tawa and melt butter on it.
    • Place the pav on the griddle and toast them until they are lightly browned and crisp on both sides.
  3. Serve:

    • Garnish the Bhaji with freshly chopped coriander leaves and a dollop of butter.
    • Serve hot with buttered pav, lemon wedges, and some finely chopped onions on the side.

Enjoy your homemade Pav Bhaji! Adjust the spices and vegetables according to your taste preferences.


The conclusion of preparing pav bhaji is the culmination of a flavorful journey that involves careful selection of ingredients, precise cooking techniques, and the harmonious blending of spices. As you dish out the hot and aromatic pav bhaji, the kitchen fills with enticing aromas, setting the stage for a delightful culinary experience. The conclusion is not just about the final serving, but also about the satisfaction of creating something delicious and sharing it with loved ones. Whether enjoyed as a comforting meal on a lazy evening or as a festive treat during celebrations, the conclusion of pav bhaji is marked by contentment, smiles, and perhaps a lingering craving for more.

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