Masala Pav Recipe

Mumbai special masala Pav recipe | Chaat - Street food - Snack recipe

Recipe / food styling / photography by - Sunayana Gupta


Masala Pav is a quick snack and a perfect one to satisfy your sudden hunger pangs. With delicious tantalizing flavors it is one of the most popular snack from Mumbai street food and is relished by thousands of people on regular basis as a go on snack or with a cup of Cutting Chai or Masala Tea.

Such popularity is perhaps due to the ease of this recipe, simple cooking technique and very basic arrangements. All you need is a Pan to cook the masala which is made with onion, tomatoes, capsicum and other powdered spices. Even the Pav is toasted along with this masala in the same pan. Hence, there is absolutely nothing that is fussy and it hardly takes some 10-15 minutes to bring out the whole dish and serve like a pro!

As far as the flavors are concerned, it tastes almost like Pav Bhaji since the basic ingredients are similar and of course due to a generous addition of Pav Bhaji Masala too. I have shared both these recipes of Mumbai Pav bhaji and Pav Bhaji Masala which you can refer to bring out the magic in your kitchen. Also if you want to check out more recipes from Maharashtrian Cuisine or Mumbai Street Food, then here you go. Do refer these recipes  -

Bombay Sandwich Recipe

Batata Vada Recipe

Moong Dal Bhajia Recipe

Masala Bhat Recipe

Tondli Chi Bhaji recipe

Multigrain Gobi Thalipeeth

Khandeshi Masala Khichidi

Masala Pav is always served with some farsaan or sev along with chopped onions and fried green chilli, if prefer. Team with the all time favorite Dhaniya Pudina Chutney and Sonth Chutney.

Masala Pav

Masala Pav is famous street food. Its easy to make masala pav, to make masala pav we need pav, chopped onion, tomato, capsicum, cabbage and pav bhaji masala.

Preparation Time : 5 minutes
Cooking Time : 10 minutes

Category : Chaat
Cuisine :
Servings : 0 servings

Author : Sunayana Gupta

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Recipe Ingredients

  • Pav bread - 2
  • Onion (Finely chopped) - 1 medium
  • Tomato (Finely chopped) - 1 large
  • Capsicum (Finely chopped) - 2 tablespoon
  • Cabbage (Finely chopped) - 2 tablespoon
  • Pav bhaji masala - 2 teaspoon
  • Garam masala powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Chilli paste - 1 teaspoon
  • Cumin seeds (Zeera) - 1 teaspoon
  • Salt - To taste
  • Lime juice (Nimbu ras) - To preferance
  • Butter - 2 tablespoon
  • Oil - 1 tablespoon
  • Freshly chopped coriander (Hara dhaniya) - A handful

How to make Masala Pav

Making ‘Masala’ for Masala Pav -

  • To make Masala Pav we need to heat oil and butter in a pan.
  • Add in cumin seeds and allow to crackle. Now add chopped onion and fry till it gets pink.
  • Add chopped tomatoes, capsicum, cabbage and cook on low to medium flame till these veggies get soft and mushy.
  • Now to balance the consistency add in about 1/2 cup of water and add in chilli paste and powdered spices like garam masala, pao bhaji masala.
  • Season with salt, lime juice and give a nice stir. Let it come to a boil.
  • Masala is ready. Just top it with chopped coriander and slide it to the side of the pan making room to toast pao in the same pan.

Making ‘Masala Pav’ -

  • Add butter in the same pan and put in sliced pao. Roast on either sides till golden.
  • Now coat the pao with masala. Sqeeze some lime juice and top with freshly chopped coriander. Remove from heat.
  • Masala Pav is now ready to be served.
  • Do serve immediately after cooking, otherwise it would turn soggy.

  • Name
  • Masala Pav Recipe
  • Sub name
  • Mumbai special masala Pav recipe | Chaat - Street food - Snack recipe
  • Category
  • Chaat
  • Cuisine
  • Maharashtrian - Mumbai
  • Key ingredients
  • Pao, onion, capsicum, powdered spices
  • Cooking technique
  • Cooking on gas top
  • Technicality
  • Medium
  • Taste
  • Spicy and more or less like ‘Pao Bhaji’
  • Texture
  • Burger kind
  • Preparation time
  • 5 minutes
  • Cooking time
  • 10 minutes
  • Servings
  • 0
  • Equipment used
  • Pan
  • Steps
  • 0
  • Created date
  • 2019-03-13 13:48:23

About Sunayana Gupta



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