Masala Pav /Masala Pav Recipe

Masala Pav ,One of the famous street food from Mumbai/Bombay . Masala pav  is simply finger licking good its nothing but bread/pav stuffed with a spicy onion tomato gravy toasted with butter on tava and served hot..Masala Pav has been my favourite  dish since college days ..My friends and I used to enjoy having this ..Those were the days ! .Now I make this at home only .It was raining heavy and i was craving for this so quickly made this and we enjoyed it .Although Masala pav is my to go option when i have leftover pav/breads but I enjoy it more during monsoons while its raining out love to gorge on this .

mumbai masala pav

how to make masala pav
If you love cheese add as much as you want..the recipe is quite simple ..some people love to make this with leftover pav bhaji gravy but we simply love it like this. Masala pav is perfect option for lazy dinners or for those small evening hunger pangs.All you need is just 15 minutes to put all things together .I love having this with lots of nylon sev it adds a nice crunch and of course some grated cheese which makes everything yummmmmmy

4 Pav/bread
2 tomatoes chopped
1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 big or 2 med sized onions finely chopped
1 capsicum/green bell pepper finely chopped
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
2 tsp pavbhaji masala
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
3 tbsp butter/ as needed
1 tsp oil
salt to taste
lime/lemon juice and wedges for garnish
grated cheese as needed
sev as required

mumbai street style masala pav

  • Heat a tava/non stick pan add oil and butter 
  • once hot add cumin seeds ,let it splutter
  • Add chopped onions and fry till transculent 
  • add ginger garlic paste and saute till raw smell goes off
  • add the chopped tomatoes and saute till mushy
  • also add the chopped capsicum and saute,mash it with the masher 
  • add the red chilli powder and pav bahji masla  mix well also add salt
  • Add about 1/2 cup water and let the mixture cook till it thickens
  • simmer and cook for few minutes
  • add coriander leaves and lime/lemon juice.
  • Remove the masala in a plate,just keep some in the pan In the same pan add about 1tbsp butter and toast the pav/bread
  • Add the masala over the pav 
  • Garnish with a dollop of butter  sev ,little chopped onion corainder leaves and grated cheese and serve with lemon wedge 

i like my masala pav to be moist hence i let the masala coat the pav well if you like crispy pav then simply toast the pav till crisp and fill the masala in and also place some on top choice is yours.