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Pav Bhaji

A delicious gravy served along with Pavs
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Maharashtrian
Keyword: Pav Bhaji
Servings: 4
Author: Srividhya G


  • Onion - 1
  • Tomatoes - 3
  • Cauliflower Florets - 1 cup
  • Potatoes - 3
  • Peas - 1/4 cup
  • Colored bell peppers - 1/4 cup I used orange bell pepper
  • Cilantro for garnishing
  • Butter - 1 tbsp
  • Oil - 2 tsps
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  • Ginger Garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Pav Bhaji Masala - 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - 1.5 tsps
  • Water - 1 cup
  • Sugar - 1/2 tsp


  • Boil the potatoes and mash them roughly.
  • Chop all the veggies and set them aside.
  • Now heat the kadai and add 1 tsp of oil.
  • Once the oil is hot add the cumin seeds. As they start to crackle add the ginger garlic paste.
  • Cook till the raw smell goes and then add the chopped onions.
  • Once the onion turns translucent add the chopped tomatoes.
  • Add salt, turmeric powder and pav bhaji masala and cover and cook till the tomatoes are soft and mushy.
  • Now add all the veggies and add 1 cup of water and cover and cook for 5 minutes till the cauliflower becomes tender.
  • Add the sugar and using a potato masher, mash all the veggies and bring it along together.
  • Let it boil for couple of minutes and thats it.
  • Add the butter and serve it hot with the pav.


Adding sugar is just my preference. It completely optional.
Also you can cook the potatoes along with veggies. I usually boil them before so that it speeds up my cooking process.
I usually microwave my potatoes but if you are using pressure cooker the preparation time might vary.