Having lightly toasted pav, soaked in melted butter along with with hot cup of tea can get anyone drooling! That used to be my regular sunday breakfast before marriage. But when one gets married and becomes a mother, the only thought that comes to ones mind is how to incorporate more veggies in your childs diet 🙂 This is one such yummy way.

Masala Pav is a street food which is had when there is an odd hour craving for somethng chatpata. I also tend to make it for breakfast or for my sons tiffin or when this leftover bhaji from pav bhaji. If the veggies are boiled and kept ready, it can happen in a jiffy early morning. To make it truly healthy, make it with whole wheat pav or better still homemmade whole wheat pav

Level Easy


2 boiled potatoes

2  cups veggies boiled with salt ( cauliflower, green peas, carrots, beans or anything that is available in the pantry)

2 onions

4 tomatoes

1 tsp cumin seeds

1 tsp turmeric powder (optional)

1/2 tbsp ginger garlic paste

1-1/2 tbsp pav bhaji masala




  1. In a bowl/pan/tava, heat some butter. Add cumin seeds. Once they crackle add, onions and ginger garlic paste.
  2. Saute well till translucent. Add tomatoes. Cook till mushy.
  3. Add salt, turmeric powder and pav bhaji masala. Go easy on the salt as it had been added in the veggies too.Cook for few minutes and then add the veggies.
  4. Cook well and switch off the flame.
  5. Heat butter on a pan or tava. Cut open the pav and toast it both sides with this butter.
  6. While the pav is getting toasted at the side, add butter at the centre and a portion of the above bhaji mix. Cook slightly and roll the toasted pav on this bhaji well to coat it completely on both sides. Also stuff some bhaji inside.
  7. Close the pav and serve hot.
  8. Repeat the process  with other pavs.

Tip: For bhaji of ‘ pav Bhaji ‘ & ‘ Masala Pav’ always add more tomatoes to get a nice tangy flavour