Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Bombay Pulav, Pav Bhaji Style

One of the things I like about Mumbai is the mouth watering street food that you get, especially the chaats available in every street corner. I like Tava Pulav a lot and I like it because of the crunchiness of the vegetables and the taste of pav bhaji -which add a distinct flavor to the rice. When I was in Mumbai I relished this dish.If you are bored with same old pulav do make this, they are absolute delight for summer picnics. Here comes the recipe .

  • 1 cup rice cooked
  • 1 big onion
  • 2 big tomatoes
  • ½ cup tomato ketchup 
  • 1 Medium potato, peeled, cubed and boiled 
  • 1 ½ tbsp pav bhaji masala 
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ cup boiled peas
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste 
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • Salt

Heat a tsp of oil. Add cumin seeds, ginger garlic paste, onions and cook till the onions become translucent. 
Add the tomatoes and peas. Stir for a minute and cook until tomatoes become soft. 
Add the potato and stir for a minute or so. 
Add the ketchup, Pav bhaji masala, turmeric, and chilli powder. 
Add the rice and salt and combine it such that there are no lumps. The tomato mixture/gravy should be evenly distributed. 
Garnish with coriander leaves .
Serve hot with raita chutneys or dips.


  1. this looks really spicy and colourful

  2. Colorful and tasty. Thx for linking.


  3. Very nice one , bookmarked it

  4. Which masala are u using.... and thanks for this simple Pav Bhaji recipe

    1. hi rekha. i used Everest pav bhaji massala. even mdh will be ok :)


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