How to make Masala Pav -

An authentic mumbai street food snack. Masala Pav, made by stuffing spicy tomato-onion gravy inside butter-laden pavs. Masala pav is one of the well known and widely eaten delicious street food of India

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Pavs (पाव), Potatoes (आलू)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Masala Pav

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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 : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Masala Pav Recipe

  • Pavs 8

  • Potatoes 2 large

  • Onions chopped 2 large

  • Capsicum chopped 1 small

  • Tomato chopped 1 large

  • Salt to taste

  • Pav bhaji masala 2 teaspoons

  • Oil 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Lettuce few leaves


Step 1

Slit the pavs into two halves. Heat the oil in a non stick pan. Add onions and sauté for two minutes. Add green capsicum and sauté. Meanwhile keep the slit pavs on a heated grill, close the lid and cook.

Step 2

Add tomatoes to the pan and continue to sauté. Add salt and quarter cup water and mix. Add pav bhaji masala and mix. Add the boiled potatoes and another quarter cup of water and cook till all the ingredients blend well and the mixture is quite dry. Add coriander leaves and mix.

Step 3

Place lettuce leaves over the bread halves. Spread the cooked filling over them, fold each half and serve immediately.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.