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Mumbai Masala Pav Recipe

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 2
Author: Hari Chandana Ponnaluri


  • 4 Pavs
  • 1/2 cup Onion finely chopped
  • 1 Capsicum, small sized
  • 1/2 cup Tomatoes finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 4 tbsp Butter
  • 2 tsp Pav Bhaji Masala Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 Red Chilli Powder or as needed
  • Salt to taste
  • Chopped Coriander Leaves
  • 1 Lemon


  • Heat 2 tbsp of butter in a pan. Add cumin seeds and saute until aromatic. Add the onion pieces. Fry the onions till they become translucent.
  • Add the ginger garlic paste and saute for a minute. Add the chopped capsicum and garlic to it and fry for two minutes.
  • Now add the tomatoes and saute for 2 minutes. Add turmeric, salt, red chilli powder and pav bhaji masala powder and mix well.
  • Add a little water and cook until tomatoes are soft and mushy.
  • Add the juice of half a lemon and coriander leaves and combine.  Move this prepared masala / curry to one side of the pan.
  • Melt 1/2 tablespoon of butter on the empty side of the pan. Place the sliced pav on the butter and lightly toast on both sides.
  • Spread the prepared masala on the inner side of the pav. Smear the masala all over the bread and remove from the pan.
  • Repeat the same process with remaining pavs.
  • Garnish with chopped onion, coriander leaves and sev.
  • Serve hot with lemon wedges.