Masala Pav ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )


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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.

Try other Mumbai street food snacks like Kaanda Bhajji Pav and Samosa Pav and also check out our collection of Pav Bhaji Recipes.

Enjoy how to make Masala Pav recipe with detailed step by step photos and video below.

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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 6 plates
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Ingredients

For The Masala Pav 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
12 tsp butter
12 ladi pav

For Serving With Masala Pav
a few lemon wedge
Method
For the masala pav masala

    For the masala pav 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 to make the masala pav

    How to proceed to make the masala pav
  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 the masala pav immediately with lemon wedges.

Masala Pav Video

Masala Pav ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes ) recipe with step by step photos

Making masala for Mumbai Masala Pav

  1. For the Mumbai street style masala pav recipe, we will first make the homemade red chilli-garlic paste. For that remove the stems of the Kashmiri red chillies and discard them.
  2. Soak around 12-15 whole red chillies in enough hot water for atleast 30 minutes.
  3. Drain the chillies with the help of a strainer.
  4. Transfer the chillies to a small mixer grinder.
  5. Add roughly 1 tbsp of garlic or 12-14 small cloves of peeled garlic.
  6. Add approx. ¼ cup of water.
  7. Blend in a mixer till smooth. You will get around half cup of chilli-garlic paste which can be stored and kept in the freezer and used further to make Pav BhajiTawa Pulao, and Jini dosa.
  8. For the masala of Mumbai roadside masala pav, heat the butter in a deep kadhai or deep non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds. Use generous amount of butter to make street style masala pav. The authentic way of making masala pav is by using a large tawa but, we are making use of kadhai to avoid spillage.
  9. When the seeds crackle, add 4 tbsp of the prepared red chilli-garlic paste and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds. If not this paste, you can add freshly pounder ginger-garlic-green chilli paste but, you won't get that spicy red colour masala then.
  10. Add the onions. Some recipe variations make use of boiled and mashed potatoes.
  11. Also, add the capsicum. You can even make use of red and yellow bell peppers if you want.
  12. Add around ¼ cup of water and mix well. The masala should neither be dry or watery.
  13. Cook on a medium flame for 5 to 7 minutes while stirring occasionally or till the raw smell of onions has vanished.
  14. Add the tomatoes and salt.
  15. Add the chilli powder. Spicy food lovers can toss in some more chilli powder.
  16. Add the pav bhaji masala. Here is a recipe for homemade pav bhaji masala.
  17. Add 1 cup of water and mix well.
  18. Cook on a medium flame for 12 to 15 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  19. Mash it lightly.
  20. Add the coriander and simmer for another minute.
  21. Add the lemon juice and mix well.
  22. Divide into 12 portions and keep aside.
  23. Slit a laddi pav horizontally with the help of a knife. To make fresh, homemade laddi pav check out our recipe for eggless homemade laddi pav buns or for a healthy variant try whole wheat ladi pav.

How to make Mumbai street style masala pav

  1. To make the Mumbai street style masala pav recipe, 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. We have used around 1/3 cup of masala for each Mumbai roadside masala pav.       
  2. Place the slit pav 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 the masala pav immediately with lemon wedges and chopped onions. Enjoy masala pav hot as a starter or evening snack.
  6. Enjoy other popular Mumabi street-style recipes like Schezuan Chopsuey Dosa, Vegetable Sandwich and Veg Frankie.
     

Accompaniments

Choco Shake 


RECIPE SOURCE : Mumbai's Roadside SnacksBuy this cookbook

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Reviews

Masala Pav ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
5
 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.
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08 Mar 18 10:42 AM
Masala Pav ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
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 on 15 Jul 17 06:28 PM


Masala Pav ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
5
 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 !!
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27 Jan 17 09:24 AM
Masala Pav ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
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 on 05 Jul 16 06:06 PM


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


I tried at home and its taste is as yummy as outside !!!
Masala Pav ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
5
 on 22 Nov 13 05:25 PM


This masala pav recipe is sooo tasty.....it is exactly like the one you get in restaurants...yumm yumm yumm is all that i can say !
Masala Pav ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
5
 on 07 Jun 12 08:34 PM


lOVED THEM