Masala Pav ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )

Masala Pav , onions, capsicum and tomatoes cooked in an aromatic mixture of pav bhaji masalas served with lemon wedges.

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Masala pav, whoever invented bread will be awe-struck to see it being put to such good use! quick and easy, masala pav is made by stuffing spicy tomato-onion gravy inside butter-laden pavs. Sometimes, the pav is just roasted on the tava with butter, loads of coriander and pav bhaji masala. Ask for cheese along with it for a richer feel.

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Masala Pav ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes ) recipe - How to make Masala Pav ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )



Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 plates
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For The Masala
4 tbsp butter
1 tbsp cumin seeds (jeera)
4 tbsp red chilli-garlic paste
1 1/4 cups finely chopped onions
1 cup finely chopped capsicum
4 cups finely chopped tomatoes
salt to taste
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1 tbsp pav bhaji masala
1/4 cup finely chopped coriander (dhania)
1 tbsp lemon juice

Other Ingredients
8 tsp butter
8 ladi pav

For Serving
a few lemon wedges
For the masala

    For the masala
  1. Heat the butter in a deep kadhai and add the cumin seeds.
  2. When the seeds crackle, add the red chilli-garlic paste and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
  3. Add the onions, capsicum and ¼ cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 5 to 7 minutes or till the onions turn translucent, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the tomatoes, salt, chilli powder, pav bhaji masala and 1 cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 10 to 12 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  5. Mash it lightly, add the coriander and simmer for another minute.
  6. Add the lemon juice and mix well.
  7. Divide into 8 portions and keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Heat 1 tsp of butter on a non-stick tava (griddle), add a portion of the prepared masala and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  2. Slit 1 pav vertically, open and place it on the masala.
  3. Spread the masala evenly over the pav till it gets evenly coated form all the sides.
  4. Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make more masala pav.
  5. Serve immediately with lemon wedges.

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Masala Pav ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
 on 23 Oct 17 09:08 AM

My kids and my husband just loved the masala pav...thanks for this mouth watering recipe...
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks for the feedback. Happy cooking.
08 Mar 18 10:42 AM
Masala Pav ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
 on 15 Jul 17 06:28 PM

Masala Pav ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
 on 25 Jan 17 07:03 PM

I''ve made this masala pav 2times and every time my family enjoyd it.. Thank you for this easy recipe
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Sonal, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you liked them. Happy Cooking !!
27 Jan 17 09:24 AM
Masala Pav ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
 on 05 Jul 16 06:06 PM

Masala Pav ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
 on 26 Mar 16 08:53 AM

I tried at home and its taste is as yummy as outside !!!
Masala Pav ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
 on 22 Nov 13 05:25 PM

This masala pav recipe is sooo is exactly like the one you get in restaurants...yumm yumm yumm is all that i can say !
Masala Pav ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
 on 07 Jun 12 08:34 PM