Masala Pav Mumbai Style


  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 large onions finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoons ginger garlic paste
  • 1 medium capsicum finely chopped
  • 4 large tomatoes finely chopped
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garam masala
  • 2 tablespoons pav bhaji masala
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons fresh coriander
  • 6 pav

Note– Please read recipe notes in the end.

Main Equipment Used

Steps In Making

  1. Heat oil and butter on a tawa. Once done add finely chopped onions and cook them for 3-4 minutes or until light golden.
  2. Now add the ginger garlic paste and cook for a minute.
  3. Further add capsicum and cook for a minute. Do not over cook them.
  4. Add tomatoes and salt and cook till the tomatoes turn soft and mushy. It will take 4-5 minutes.
  5. Now add the dried masala, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder, pav bhaji masala, garam masala and mix well.
  6. Add some water and let the masala cook for a minute. Make sure its not dry. Else the pav wont be able to soak the masala.
  7. Once done add some butter and fresh coriander and mix.
Assemble Masala Pav
  1. To toast the pav on the same tawa, move the cooked masala to one side of the pan.
  2. On the other side add some 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.
  3. Take a tablespoon of the cooked masala and fill in inside the pav and cover it with the other half. Cook for another minute.
  4. Serve immediately with finely chopped onions and lemon.

Recipe Notes

  • You can make this recipe on a tawa or kadai.
  • You can make the masala pav recipe only in butter too.
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