Mumbai Style Masala Pav Recipe

Japleen Kaur

Recipe by Japleen Kaur

Mumbai Style Masala Pav Recipe

Cooking Time

10 minutes

Total Time

15 minutes

  • 1/2 tsp Kashmiri red chili powder
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • 2- large tomatoes finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp himalayan pink salt / sendha namak
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 2- whole wheat pav
  • 1/2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1/2 medium capsicum finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 -large onion finely chopped, separate 1 tbsp to garnish
  • 1/2 tsp white butter butter
  • 1 tbsp fresh coriander
  • 1 tbsp homemade pav bhaji masala
  • ¼ tsp garam masala
  • lemon wedges to serve
  • This Mumbai Style Masala Pav Recipe can be your trip to Mumbai’s street food while just sitting at your place. So enjoy your journey 😉

    Mumbai Style Masala Pav Recipe
    • Heat oil on a tawa. Add finely chopped onions and cook them for 3-4 minutes or until lightly golden.
    • Now add the ginger-garlic paste and cook for a minute.
    • Further, add capsicum and cook for a minute.
    • Add tomatoes and salt and then cook till the tomatoes turn soft and mushy.
    • Now add the dried masala, red chili powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder, pav bhaji masala, garam masala, and mix well.
    • Then, add some water and let the masala cook for a minute. Also make sure it is not dry. Else the pav won’t be able to soak the masala.
    • Add fresh coriander and mix.

      Assemble Masala Pav :
    • To toast the pav on the same tawa, move the cooked masala to one side of the pan.
    • On the other side, add butter. Cut the pav from the center and place it on the butter. Cook for two minutes or until it gets a nice golden crispy texture.
    • Take the cooked masala and fill it inside the pav and cover it with the other half. Cook, for another minute.
    • Serve immediately with finely chopped onions and lemon.

    Health benefits of mumbai style masala pav

    • Low in fat, capsicum lowers triglycerides to increase your metabolism. Capsicum also improves digestion.
    • Capsicum is rich in vitamin C, which helps in the absorption of iron by the body.
    • Garam masala is full of antioxidants that help in preventing skin problems and also help fight inflammation.
    • The presence of cloves and cardamom in the garam masala also makes it great for fighting bad breath.
    • Most of the ingredients of pav bhaji are vegetables. Vegetables are rich in fibers and vitamins.

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