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Paneer pav bhaji recipe

Learn how to make Paneer pav bhaji recipe, step by step and full video recipe. A delicious twist to the regular pav bhaji, perfect for get togethers and birthday party menu.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4


  • ¾ cup Paneer cube cut
  • 1 Onion
  • 2 Tomato
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger garlic paste
  • 2 Green chilli chopped
  • ½ Capsicum
  • 1 Potato
  • 1 Carrot
  • 9 Beans
  • ¼ cup Green peas
  • ½ Beetroot Optional
  • ½ cup Cauliflower florets
  • 1.5 teaspoon Kashmiri Red chilli powder
  • 2 teaspoon Pav bhaji masala
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric
  • 2 teaspoon Lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon Coriander leaves chopped
  • Salt - as needed
  • 1 tablespoon Butter

To serve

  • Raw onion chopped
  • Lemon wedge
  • Coriander leaves chopped
  • Butter


  • Peel potato, carrot and dice them. Finely chop beans. Cut cauliflower and keep it immersed in water with salt for 15 mins.
    1 Potato, 1 Carrot, 9 Beans, ½ cup Cauliflower florets
  • Place all the vegetables chopped along with green peas in a vessel and add ½ cup water.
    ¼ cup Green peas
  • Pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  • Heat a pan with 1 tablespoon butter. Fry finely chopped onion and green chilli for a minute.
    1 Onion, 1 tablespoon Butter, 2 Green chilli
  • Add ginger garlic paste and cook for another minute.
    1 teaspoon Ginger garlic paste
  • In goes finely chopped tomato, red chilli powder, turmeric and pav bhaji masala, required salt.
    1.5 teaspoon Kashmiri Red chilli powder, 2 teaspoon Pav bhaji masala, ¼ teaspoon Turmeric, Salt - as needed
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes or until the tomatoes turn soft and mushy.
    2 Tomato
  • Add finely chopped capsicum and cook further more for a minute.
    ½ Capsicum
  • Add cooked vegetables. Mash it well until thick using potato masher.
  • Add ¾ cup or required water. Mix well.
  • Add finely cube cut paneer and simmer for 6 - 8 minutes. Stir in between to avoid burning.
    ¾ cup Paneer
  • Switch off flame, top with 1 tablespoon butter. Squeeze in a lemon and garnish with chopped coriander.
    2 teaspoon Lemon juice, 2 tablespoon Coriander leaves
  • While serving, top it with onion, coriander, butter and a lemon wedge by side.
    Raw onion, Lemon wedge, Coriander leaves, Butter



  • You can choose to mash the paneer, upto your choice Adding ¼ beetroot gives a good colour to the bhaji.
  • Use kashmiri red chilli powder for mild spice and bright red colour. Also choose red ripe tomato.