Masala Pav/How to make Masala pav

Masala pav is a street food and loved by many.Till few days i had never tasted Masala pav only heard about it,thanks to my devar (brother in law) who made me taste this at famous outlet near Wardhaman nagar in Nagpur.Taste was exactly like pav-bhaji but no mashed potatoes were there,i wanted to ask the recipe from the stall owner but a little hesitant (though i could Google the recipe) thought these people make the real taste and their recipes are the best one’s if stall owners are willing to share.After the stall was a bit less crowded i asked the guy who was making the masala on a huge tawa..

Bhaiya isme kya dala h (how is it made)

Oh God!!! That guy went so fast and thank God i was recording his voice😂went home and repeatedly heard his voice and got the recipe…finally

Masala Pav is quick recipe,perfect for kids lunch box or evening snack.This can be served as party snack or finger food.

Without saying much lets get the recipe

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  • 12 pavs
  • 4 onions medium finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
  • 3 tomatoes finely chopped
  • 2 capsicum finely chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 1/4 tablespoon haldi powder/ turmeric
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon kashmiri lal mirch powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon coriander powder
  • 2 tablespoon Pav bhaji masala
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Coriander leaves for garnish
  • Oil n butter for frying and applying on pav
  • Cheese for garnish/ optional
  • Onions for garnish/ optional


  • Heat oil and butter in a kadhai
  • Add in onions,ginger-garlic paste and cook till transparent
  • Now add in chopped tomatoes and capsicum
  • Mix well
  • Add salt give it a mix and close the lid and cook for few seconds or till tomatoes and capsicum turn soft
  • Open the lid
  • Add all the given spices above
  • Mix it well
  • Your masala is ready

  • Now heat tawa apply butter in the slit pav and roast pav on them
  • Then,fill each pav with the masala again cook them on the tawa
  • Garnish with cheese i have skipped this
  • Your favourite street food Masala Pav is ready to be finished.

Batata vada/aloo bonda/potato vada

Batata vada are very famous snack of Mumbai. Basically they are stuffed between pavs or bread.One can eat them without pavs also .This dish can be found locally every place in Mumbai. As it fills the tummy for a long time.mostly prefferd by office goers and students. As they are pocket friendly as well.This vada has the origin in Mumbai it self.Being a mumbaikar it’s one of my favorite snack to relish on.#ontheblog#foodblogger#indianfood



4 to 6 potatoes (boiled)

1 1/2 cup besan (gram flour)

1 tablespoon mustard seeds

4 to 6 garlic cloves

2 tablespoon green chili chopped

4 to 6 curry leaves

1/2 tablespoon haldi powder (turmeric)

Salt as per taste

2 tablespoon oil for tadka

Oil for deep-frying

Coriander leaves chopped


Boil the potatoes, let it cool

Peel and mashed potatoes

Now,heat oil in wok add mustard seeds let them crackle

Add green chillies and garlic, saute

Add curry leaves, haldi powder and salt ,saute till the raw smell of haldi is gone

Now add the mashed potato and mix well,let it cool down

For the batter

Take a bowl add besan,haldi ,Salt and water,mix into thick and pouring consistency

For the batata vada

Take small portions of the potato mixture and roll into balls

Dip into the besan batter and deep fry till golden in colour

Your batata vada or aloo vada is ready to be served with green chutney

Enjoy them hot


Pav-bhaji is one of the most loved street food from Mumbai(Maharashtra),this dish can be found from a local street vendor to restaurants as well,This basically originated,way back in Mumbai to feed the textile workers who had to work day and night,by which they had very little time to have their launch,so one of the food stall vendors mixed all the vegetables available in his stall and made bhaji out of it and served them with pavs(buns) as they are famously called.



Lets see what goes in making this,my favourite dish from my birthplace Mumbai


  • 4 to 5 potatoes(boiled and peeled)
  • 1/2 cup green peas(boiled)
  • 1/2 beetroot(grated)
  • 1/2 cup green capsicum
  • 1/2 cup cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup carrots
  • 1/2 cup french beans
  • 3 onions(chopped)
  • 2 tomatoes(chopped)
  • 1 1/2 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 3 to 4 chili
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 2 tsp butter
  • 4 to 5 tsp pav bhaji masala
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp lime juice
  • grated cheese
  • salt as per taste
  • 1 ladi pav or buns


  • boil all the vegetables and keep aside(keep the stock as well)
  • heat oil and butter in pan add ginger-garlic paste,green chili,finely chopped onions fry till transparent
  • add finely chopped tomatoes into it saute them till they turn soft
  • Mix all the vegetables which were boiled(green peas,green capsicum,beetroot,cauliflower,french beans,carrot and potatoes) in the mixture
  • mash the vegetables well,so they mix properly,saute till the oil leaves the sides of the pan
  • put red chili powder and pav bhaji masala in it
  • add the stock,bhaji should be of thick consistence
  • add the lime juice and salt
  • I have added beetroot to get the colour red instead of kashmiri mirch powder
  • grate some cheese on the bhaji,garnish with coriander leaves(chopped)
  • serve with chopped onions and lemon wedges
  • and pavs of course


























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