How to make Pav Bhaji Martini - A delicious Mumbai style buttery pav bhaji with a Manhattan style presentation.

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Main Ingredients : Pavs (पाव), Potatoes (आलू)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

Pav Bhaji Martini Recipe Card

Pav Bhaji Martini

History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

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Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Pav Bhaji Martini Recipe

  • Pavs (brown) 4-6

  • Potatoes boiled, peeled and mashed 6 medium

  • Bread loaf 1

  • Oil 2 tablespoons + as required

  • Onions chopped 2 medium

  • Ginger paste 1 teaspoon

  • Garlic paste 1 teaspoon

  • Pav bhaji masala 1 tablespoon

  • Tomatoes chopped 3 medium

  • Papdis as required

  • Cauliflower grated 4 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Red chilli paste 2 teaspoons

  • Tomato puree 2-3 tablespoons

  • Green capsicum chopped 2 teaspoons

  • Butter 9 teaspoons

  • Lemon 1

  • Fresh coriander leaves for garnish


Step 1

Heat two tablespoons oil in a non-stick pan. Add the onions and sauté till soft.

Step 2

Cut the pavs into fingers.

Step 3

Add the ginger paste and garlic paste to the pan and mix well.

Step 4

Add the pav bhaji masala, mix well and sauté for a minute.

Step 5

Add the chopped tomatoes, mix and sauté for four to five minutes.

Step 6

Cover the sides of papdis with little of the mashed potatoes along the circumference.

Step 7

Add the grated cauliflower in the pan. Mix well and add remaining potatoes. Mix well and cook for two minutes.

Step 8

Add one-fourth cup water, stir to mix and add salt and red chilli paste. Mix well.

Step 9

Add the tomato puree. Mix well and add one-fourth cup of water. Stir to mix, cover and cook for four to five minutes.

Step 10

Heat a non-stick tawa. Place the pav fingers, drizzle a little oil on top and cook on medium heat till crisp.

Step 11

Melt the butter in a Microwave oven for ten seconds.

Step 12

Add two teaspoons each of melted butter in individual martini glasses. Place the prepared papdis in them suspended over the butter.

Step 13

Reserve half a lemon and cut roundels from the remaining. Make slits on one side.

Step 14

Add chopped green capsicum to the vegetables. Mix well and cook for three to four more minutes.