How to make Masala Pav -

A twist to your traditional Pav Bhaji, Masala pav tastes delectable and is amazing to look at. Masala Pav recreates the magic of pav bhaji in a more convenient format

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Onions (प्याज़ ), Tomatoes (टमाटर)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

Masala Pav

Masala Pav Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Masala Pav Recipe

  • Onions , finely chopped 2 large

  • Tomatoes , finely chopped 2 large

  • Pavs 4

  • Pav bhaji masala 1 teaspoon

  • Butter as required

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 tablespoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Green capsicums , chopped 2 medium

  • Salt to taste

  • Fresh coriander leaves , chopped 2 tbsps + to garnish

  • Lemon 1

  • Onion , chopped to serve

  • Lemon slices to serve


Step 1

For a set of 2 pavs, heat 1 tablespoon butter on a non-stick tawa, add onion and tomato, mix and saute for 2 minutes, mashing with the masher.

Step 2

Add 1 tablespoon butter, ginger-garlic paste and red chilli powder, mix and continue to mash and sauté for 1-2 minutes. Add capsicum, mash and sauté for 1 minute.

Step 3

Add pav bhaji masala and salt, mix and continue to mash and saute for 1-2 minutes. Add 1 tablespoon coriander leaves, squeeze the juice of ½ lemon juice, mash and mix well.

Step 4

Slit a set of 2 pavs horizontally with one side intact, place on top of onion-tomato mixture with cut side down.

Step 5

Apply some butter on top of pavs, fold the pavs with onion-tomato mixture stuffed in between. Toast the buns from both sides, drizzling some more butter around, till evenly golden brown on both sides. Repeat this process with the remaining pavs.

Step 6

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with some onion and lemon slices.

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