Masala Pav



For The Masala

2 tablespoons butter
1 medium red onion, chopped
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
¼ cup finely chopped green pepper
¼ cup finely chopped red pepper
½ inch ginger
3-4 garlic
1 green chili
2 teaspoons pav bhaji masala, adjust to taste
½ teaspoon cumin seeds
½ teaspoon kashmiri red chili powder
1 teaspoon crushed kasuri methi, also known as dried fenugreek leaves
3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1-2 teaspoons lemon juice
salt, to taste
½ cup water

For The Buns

4-5 buns/pav
1 tablespoon butter
kasuri methi, to sprinkle
To Serve
finely chopped onions
lemon slices


Melt butter in a pan on medium heat. Once the butter melts, add cumin seeds and let it crackle.
Crush the ginger, garlic and green chili together using a mortar and pestle and add to the pan.
Saute for few seconds or till the crushed ginger-garlic paste starts to change its color.
Add chopped onions and mix. Cook till onions become translucent and then add chopped tomatoes. Cook for 2 minutes.
Now add pav bhaji masala, salt and kashmiri red chili powder and mix. Cook the spices for a minute.
Add chopped green and red pepper and cook for another minute. Also add crushed kasuri methi.
Now add ½ cup water, reduce the heat to medium-low and let it cook for around 8-10 minutes or till water dries up.
The masala shouldn’t be dry but it shouldn’t be too watery either. So cook till the masala reaches that consistency. Then add in lemon juice.
And also add chopped cilantro and mix. The masala is now done. Add in chopped cilantro.
Shift the masala to one side of the pan. Melt some butter on the other side of the pan.
Sprinkle crushed kasuri methi on top of melted butter.
Place buns on top of the butter. Toast the buns till golden brown from both sides.
Place the masala on top of the toasted buns. Serve masala pav with some extra onion on top!