Sunday, October 14, 2012

Masala Pav- Mumbai Style

I think the time is finally here, for a super tasty spicy street food of Mumbai. No, its not Pav Bhaji but yet another member of the same family- Massala Pav. I would say Massala Pav is very similar to Pav Bhaji but is much quicker and is more like a tea time or an evening snack. Massala is spicy vegetable mash and Pav is yeasty pull apart dinner rolls.

Having lived in Mumbai, I have seen vedors selling Massala Pav as an open sandwich, roasted with butter and garnished with onions. I have also eaten the ones which are served as burger wherein a thick layer of massala is coated inside the bun, later roasted in butter and then served with chopped onions.

Massla Pav gets ready in breeze if you have all ingridents ready. My favourite way is the burger style but feel free to make it as an open sandwich as well.

2 tablespoons Butter
2 cloves garlic, grated
1/4 cup Onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup Tomatoes, finely chopped
1/4 cup Bell Pepper, finely chopped
2 tablespoons Coriander Leaves
2 teaspoon Pav Bhaji Masala
Red chilli powder, to taste
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 cup water
Salt to taste
4 pav
1/2 cup chopped onions (to garnish)
Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a pan. To it add garlic and onions. Saute for 30 seconds.
Add chopped bell peppers and tomatoes. Add 1/2 cup of water. Cover and let it cook for 1 minute.
Add the remaining ingridents and mix. Cover and cook again for 30 seconds.
Let the massala cool down.
On the same pan, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon butter.
Take bread and slit it in two halves
Apply a thick layer of massala on the innerside of pav. Close the pav and roast on the pan till it gets golden colour.
Serve with chopped onions.


  1. Wow its so so tempting... i wish to be your neighbour to have this yummy pav ....

  2. Love this recipe.i have some Pav I will make today itself

  3. oh this will actually make my tumy merry and happy. a real must try recipe

  4. very inviting and delicious .. all time fav chaat :)


Do not be a silent reader, do leave your comments :)