Homemade Pav Bhaji Masala Powder (Step by Step)

Pav Bhaji is a favorite fast food dish in India and originated from Maharashtra. I guess there are very few Indians who wouldn’t have tasted this fast food! The key to a good Pav Bhaji lies in the quality of the masala that goes into the making of the spicy bhaji. IMG_0647-1 bm name

Pav Bhaji masala is a combination of a few favorite Indian spices mixed into one, resulting in an easy to use blend. Pav Bhaji masala can be easily purchased at your local Indian store. All these days I bought Pav Bhaji masala from shops and last week when I was browsing on internet and saw this recipe and instantly tried it. Each one has their own version of pav bhaji masala powder and here is mine :) Even if you can easily get it pre-made, the aroma of freshly ground spices cannot be beat. It is so flavorful and said to myself no more store bought ones hereafter.

IMG_0643-1 bmIngredients:

  • 7 whole red dry chili
  • 4 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 2 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tbsp black pepper
  • 1/2 inch cinnamon sticks
  • 3 cloves
  • 4-5 black cardamom
  • 2 tbsp dry mango powder
  • 1 tbsp fennel seeds

IMG_0640-1 bmDirections:

  1. In a pan, dry roast all the ingredients (except for dry mango powder) till it they golden brown on a low medium flame.
  2. Roast for a few minutes (till some nice aroma is released). Then add the dry mango powder and roast for a minute. Switch off the flame.
  3. Once the mixture cools down completely, grind it to a fine powder in a mixer.
  4. Store in an airtight container.

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14 thoughts on “Homemade Pav Bhaji Masala Powder (Step by Step)

  1. Hey there ! thnks for sharing this :) I live in pakistan and i can’t find pav bhaji masla anywhere in pak, I so love pav bhaji so im going to make this homemade pav bhaji masla nd will definitely enjoy eating it !

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