Masala Pav recipe

Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 6
Masala Pav - Masala pav bhaji cooked with pav bhaji masala served as Masala Pav. Pav bhaji and masala pav are famous Indian street food in India.
  • 2 cups potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 cups cabbage, diced
  • 5 small sized onions
  • 4 medium tomatoes
  • 1 cup green peas (I used frozen)
  • ½ tbsp green chili paste
  • ½ tbsp ginger paste
  • ½ tbsp garlic paste
  • 3 tbsp pav bhaji masala powder
  • 2 tbsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp ginger-mango chutney
  • 8 tbsp butter
  • Fresh coriander for garnish
  1. Peel the potatoes and cut then into large dice, same way cut the cabbage into large shape. Take both into pressure cooker and let it boil till 4-5 whistles.
  2. Then using blender, crush them. Meanwhile do the chopping of onions and tomatoes.
  3. I prefer to boil green pea separate from potatoes and cabbage. But you can also cook all together.
  4. Heat the large deep sauce pan on medium flame, and take lots of butter into it. And add onion and cook it translucent
  5. Then add ginger-garlic-chili paste into it and again cook for 2 minutes. Finally add tomatoes.
  6. Add 1 tbsp pav-bhaji masala powder and red chili powder cover it with lid, and let it cook for at least 10 minutes.
  7. Once onion-tomato are cooked, add potato and cabbage mixture into it, add salt according to taste, add some more pav-bhaji masala powder. (optional)
  8. Then again cook for 10 minutes. At the end add green pea and 1 tbsp garlic-mango chutney (my secret ingredient)
  9. Give a nice stir and garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
  10. Take a pav or bun and spread just little mango-garlic chutney and do the stuffing 4-5 tbsp pav bhaji. Garnish with chopped onion.
1) Some tomato slices might be added with pav bhaji.

2) You can serve it as pav bhaji style.

3) In market, venders are using red food color to make it more red hot and spicy. But I avoided it.
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