Thursday, February 20, 2014


I remember the first time I had Pav Bhaji Masala in a place called Gangotree Chat house in Chennai. The very moment I fell in love with the aromatic smell of the butter in the pav and the masala. For a long time, I was craving for Pav Bhaji masala ;) so i decided to do this yummy chat recipe. Whenever I go out, I order pav bhaji or bhel puri, without a second thought. They are my all time favourite chat. Pav Bhaji is easy to make, it has almost all vegetables. I followed a simple version of this chat recipe. Here we go with the recipe.


Onion (chopped)
1 big 
Tomato (chopped)
2 medium 
Green chillies (finely chopped)
2 big 
Capsicum (chopped)
1 medium 
Mixed veggies (carrot, bean, cauliflower, green pea)
altogether 1 cup
Ginger garlic paste
1 tsp
Fresh lemon (cut into two halves)
Red chilli powder
½ tsp
Pav Bhaji Masala (MDH)
2 tsp
as per taste
3 tbsp

Garnishing Ingredients

Pav Bun/ White Bread
As needed
Onion (chopped)
1 medium 
Cilantro (finely chopped)
As needed
Fresh lemon (cut into small cubes for squeezing )
As needed


  • Pressure cook the potatoes (peel the skin off and cut the potatoes like other veggies).
  • Cut the veggies, pressure cook with salt and little water for 2 whistles.  

    • Heat a skillet with butter, add green chilli, onion and ginger garlic paste, fry till the onion turns transparent and raw smell of the ginger garlic paste goes off.
    • Then add capsicum & fry for a minute (crispiness of the capsicum should be retained), then add chopped tomatoes, salt, pav bhaji masala and red chilli powder.

    • Fry till the tomato get soft and mushy, then add the boiled potato and veggies. Now mash the veggies with the masher until it blends with the masala.

    • Simmer for 5 mins and stir well once, then add chopped cilantro to the masala and mix well.
    • Meanwhile in another skillet add a tsp of butter, toast the pav bun both side till it turns to golden brown colour.
    • Garnish the pav bhaji masala with finely chopped onion, cilantro and squeeze the lemon as needed, serve it hot.


    • Veggies can be added to your choice. 
    • Potatoes and veggies should be separately pressure cooked. Since the veggies are cut into small cubes, so the cooking time will be less when compared to the potatoes.
    • I used pav bun but you can also use burger bun or white bread.
    • Capsicum shouldn't be over-cooked,crispiness and colour of the vegetable must be retained.
    • This chat recipe can be served as appetizer/ snacks for the guest.  
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