How To Make Pav Bhaji Masala At Home Easily

How to make pav bhaji masala at home easily

What is pav bhaji: Pav bhaji is an Indian street food that is most popular, particularly in Maharashtra. This is a spicy vegetable curry that is served along with soft bread called Pav, and the curry is called Bhaji in the regional language.

Homemade pav bhaji masala is a mixture of all spices at the correct ratio and fresh, which Will make a difference to the main dish. Here will learn how to make pav bhaji masala at home easily. 

Recipe NamePav Bhaji Masala At Home Easily
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Servings2 servings

Unpacking ingredients to make pav Bhaji masala at home.

How to make pav bhaji masala at home easily

1 Tablespoon of coriander seeds

1 Tablespoon of cumin seeds

1 Tablespoon of fennel seeds

1 Tablespoon of Cinnamon powder

1 Tablespoon of Black pepper

1 Tablespoon of Mango powder, also called as Amchur

1 Tablespoon of turmeric powder

1 Tablespoon of red chilli powder 

1 Tablespoon of Kasuri methi 

1 Tablespoon of black salt

Normal salt, according to taste

How to make Pav Bhaji masala at home easily

Below are the instructions to prepare pav bhaji masala at home easily 

Step 1: Collect all the spices and powders which are required. And keep them aside.

Step 2: Now dry roast all the spices in a pan except the powders.

Step 3: Turn OFF the stove and take all spices out and keep it aside to cool down.

Step 4: Once all the spices are cooled, grind them all in a grinder until they biome a fine powder.

Step 5:Transfer the powder from the blender into a big bowl and add black pepper, cinnamon powder, dry mango powder, turmeric powder, red chili powder, kasuri methi, black salt, and some regular according to taste in the bowl.

Step 6: Mix all ingredients with a spoon until all of them get combined.

Step 7: Transfer the pav bhaji masala powder into an airtight container and use it when needed.

Tips to make perfect pav bhaji masala at home 

1. Roast the spices on a low flame heat and prevent them from burning and becoming bitter.

2. Use only fresh and whole spices for your Pav Bhaji masala, as they are more flavorful and aromatic than pre-ground powders.

3. Adjust the red chilli powder quantity according to the spicy level you like to your taste preference.

 4. Use this pav bhaji masala in the pav bhaji dish.

What Can be Made From Pav Bhaji?

Pav Bhaji masala is not only used in making pav bhaji is used in many other dishes to make it tastier.

Tava Pulao: it is one of the most liked foods by Maharashtra people and many others. Cooked veggies like carrot, capsicum, and peas in a pan, cook it well and add cooked rice and masala on Tava. Cook it for some time, garnish with coriander, and serve with Rita  

Sandwich: Roast bread slices on a frying pan with some butter. Then add masala to butter and roast it in them. Now keep tomato, onion and half-boiled egg as one layer on the bread and keep the other slide on top. And toast it in a sandwich toaster.

You can use this masala in many other dishes like butter paneer masala, mixed sprouts and Channa sabzi also.


Making pav bhaji at home is an excellent way to enhance the flavors of your dish. You can make this masala easily at home with few steps. By making your masala, you can have additives and preservatives you find in your store masalas.

This is a starting point, you can try different ratios of spices to get a new taste in your Pav bhaji dish. So give it a try and enjoy the authentic taste of pav Bhaji at home. Comment your feedback about the taste in the comment section.


1. Is homemade pav bhaji good?

Yes, homemade pav bhaji is better because we will get a street-style taste along with fresh ingredients and hygiene. If you are health conscious then this will suit you, where you can make it according to your preferences.

2. Which masala is best for pav bhaji?

Here are some of the best masalas you can use for pav bhaji at home which are Everest Pav Bhaji Masala, Eastern Pav Bhaji Masala, Tata Sampann Pav Bhaji Masala, Badshah Mumbai Bhaji Pav Masala,MDH Pav Bhaji Masala

3.Does pav bhaji masala contain onion and garlic?

 Yes, onion used in making pav bhaji .you cannot experience real taste of pav bhaji without onion. Garlic is used in Bhaji to get flavors, and also it is used for garnishing.

4. What spice can replace garlic and onion?

Asafoetida in a small amount can replace garlic and onion and give its flavor in soups, vegetable curries, etc.½ spoon of asafoetida is enough to replace ⅔ cup of onion and two ginger pieces.

5. What is the good combination for pav bhaji?

The best combination with pav bhaji will be any kind of biryani, or you can go with pulao along with this combination. Any dessert is a must, such as ice cream, jamun, etc.

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