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masala pav recipe Mumbai Street style

Masala Pav- Mumbai Street Food Recipe

Mumbai Masala Pav is spicy and filling street food from Mumbai. Soft buttery pav bun is stuffed with spicy masala gravy slathered in a spicy masala and is served with a generous sprinkle of coriander leaves and lime juice.
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Course: Appetizer, Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: indian street food, street food
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 215kcal
Author: Rekha Kakkar


  • 2-3 tablespoon Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard Seeds
  • ½ cup Red Onion
  • 2 teaspoon Chili Paste
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger-garlic paste
  • ¼ cup Capsicum chopped
  • ¼ cup Mushroom chopped
  • 2 tablespoon Pav Bhaji Masala
  • Salt
  • 1 cup Tomatoes chopped
  • 1 green chili chopped
  • 4 burger buns
  • 3-4 tablespoon water
  • Coriander leaves


  • Add 2 tablespoon of oil in a pan/ tava.
  • When the oil starts to smoke add cumin seeds in it. Then add mustard seeds and half a cup of onion in it.
  • Saute the onion until they are light pink and then add ginger-garlic paste in it. The ginger-garlic paste is optional so add only if you feel like.
  • Saute all the ingredients for another minute and then add finely chopped capsicum and mushrooms in it.
  • Mix everything and add spices now. Start by adding 2 tablespoons of pav bhaji masala and salt.
  • Mix the spices and cook for 3-4 minutes until the veggies become little soft.
  • Then add 3 medium sized finely chopped tomatoes( approx 1 cup) and chopped green chilies in the tava.
  • Now, add chopped coriander leaves with the tomatoes and cook for 5-6 minutes on medium heat till the tomatoes become soft and pulpy.
  • When the tomatoes are soft and pulpy pour 3-4 tablespoon of water and mix everything.
  • Now, mash the veggies with the back of your ladle while cooking the masala. Cook and mix the masala for 2 minutes.
  • Now, when the masalas are about to cook, take tomato masher and mash and mix the masala for 2-3 minutes.
  • Your masala is ready now slide it one side and take pav buns, cut them from between. Add a teaspoon of butter and put buns on it.
  • Switch off the heat and sandwich the masala in the pav and take them out in a plate.
  • Sprinkle some coriander leaves and serve with sev and masala tea.



Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 306mg | Potassium: 274mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 105IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 3mg