pav sandwich recipe, how to make mumbai style pav sandwich recipe

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mumbai style pav sandwich recipe - pav sandwich is yet another scrumptious snack from the mumbai street food scene. in this recipe a spiced mashed potatoes stuffing is placed in the pav along with some sliced veggies.

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pav sandwich recipe with step by step pics. pav sandwich is yet another scrumptious snack from the mumbai street food scene. pav or bread rolls are used an accompaniment with many snacks in mumbai. they are served with curries like usal or misal (legumes curry) or snacks like kanda bhaji or aloo pakora or samosa.

pav sandwich recipe

there are various ways pav sandwich can be made. in this recipe a spiced mashed potatoes stuffing is placed in the pav along with some sliced veggies.

i have lightly toasted the pav in a bit of butter before placing the fillings in them. alternatively you can place the stuffing and then toast or grill the pav.

while growing up, pav bhaji, vada pav and samosa pav were my favorite snacks with pav. eating vada pav and samosa pav was easier as you just need to hold them in your hands and while walking on road you can eat them. thats what i would do when coming from my tuition classes. pick a samosa or vada pav from the shop and eat my way to home.

pav can be used in various ways with vegetarian dishes like:

for the pav sandwich recipe, you can use any type of pav or bread rolls. i have used whole wheat pav. pav can also be brought from a good bakery. to make pav sandwich, you will also need sandwich chutney. if you plan to make pav at home, then you can check the following pav recipes:

serve pav sandwich as soon as you make them with green chutney or tomato ketchup or mint chutney.

pav sandwich recipe below:

pav sandwich recipe
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pav sandwich recipe

mumbai style pav sandwich recipe - pav sandwich is yet another scrumptious snack from the mumbai street food scene. in this recipe a spiced mashed potatoes stuffing is placed in the pav along with some sliced veggies.

course snacks, starters
cuisine indian street food, mumbai street food
prep time 15 minutes
cook time 10 minutes
total time 25 minutes
servings 4 pav sandwich
rough calories per serving 124 kcal
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

for potato stuffing:

  • 3 medium sized potatoes - boiled
  • ½ teaspoon pav bhaji masala
  • ½ teaspoon chaat masala or sandwich masala or add as required
  • ½ teaspoon roasted cumin powder
  • ¼ teaspoon kashmiri red chilli powder
  • salt as required

other ingredients for pav sandwich:

  • 4 pav or bread rolls
  • 1 small onion - thinly sliced
  • 1 small tomato - thinly sliced
  • 1 small cucumber - thinly sliced
  • sandwich chutney or green chutney - as required
  • butter as required, you can also use oil

how to make recipe

making potato stuffing for pav sandwich:

  1. first rinse and then take 3 medium potatoes in a 2 litre pressure cooker. also add ½ teaspoon salt. add enough water just about covering the potatoes. 

  2. pressure cook for 4 to 5 whistles on medium flame or till the potatoes are softened and of a mashable consistency.

  3. when the potatoes become warm, peel them and mash well with a fork or with a potato masher.

  4. now add the following spice powders – ½ teaspoon pav bhaji masala, ½ teaspoon chaat masala, ½ teaspoon roasted cumin powder, ¼ teaspoon kashmiri red chilli powder and salt as required.

  5. mix very well.

assembling and making pav sandwich:

  1. keep all the ingredients ready for making pav sandwich.

  2. slice the pav in two halves.

  3. heat 1 to 2 teaspoons butter in a tawa or pan. let the butter melt.

  4. place the pav slices and roll them on the melted butter.

  5. then turn them and roll on the remaining leftover melted butter.

  6. toast 4 to 6 pav slices at a time depending on the size of the tawa or pan.

  7. toast one side till light golden or golden and crisp.

  8. turn over and toast the second side till light golden or golden and crisp. remove the toasted pav.

  9. spread some sandwich chutney on the pav.

  10. take a portion of the spiced mashed potato mixture and place it on the pav. press and flatten the potato mixture.

  11. now place two to three thin slices of onion, tomato and cucumber. sprinkle some chaat masala and black salt also.

  12. cover with the remaining pav slices.

  13. serve pav sandwich as soon as you assemble them with a side of sandwich chutney or coriander chutney or tomato ketchup.

how to make mumbai style pav sandwich recipe:

a) making potato stuffing:

1. first rinse and then take 3 medium potatoes in a 2 litre pressure cooker. also add ½ teaspoon salt. add enough water just about covering the potatoes. pressure cook for 4 to 5 whistles on medium flame or till the potatoes are softened and of a mashable consistency.

potatoes to make pav sandwich recipe

2. when the potatoes become warm, peel them and mash well with a fork or with a potato masher.

making pav sandwich recipe

3. now add the following spice powders – ½ teaspoon pav bhaji masala, ½ teaspoon chaat masala, ½ teaspoon roasted cumin powder, ¼ teaspoon kashmiri red chilli powder and salt as required.

making pav sandwich recipe

4. mix very well.

making pav sandwich recipe

b) assembling and making pav sandwich:

5. keep all the ingredients ready for making pav sandwich – 4 pav, thinly sliced onions, cucumber and tomatoes, potato stuffing and sandwich chutney. for chutney you can use the following recipes.

making pav sandwich recipe

6. slice the pav in two halves.

pav for making pav sandwich recipe

7. heat 1 to 2 teaspoons  butter in a tawa or pan. let the butter melt. you can also use oil instead of butter.

making pav sandwich recipe

8. place the pav slices and roll them on the melted butter.

making pav sandwich recipe

9. then turn them and roll on the remaining leftover melted butter.

making pav sandwich recipe

10. toast 4 to 6 pav slices at a time depending on the size of the tawa or pan.

making pav sandwich recipe

11. toast one side till light golden or golden and crisp.

making pav sandwich recipe

12. turn over and toast the second side till light golden or golden and crisp.

making pav sandwich recipe

13. the second side also can be lightly toasted or more toasted as per your preferences.

making pav sandwich recipe

14. remove the toasted pav.

15. spread some sandwich chutney on the pav.

making mumbai style pav sandwich recipe

16. take a portion of the spiced mashed potato mixture and place it on the pav. press and flatten the potato mixture.

making mumbai style pav sandwich recipe

17. now place two to three thin slices of onion, tomato and cucumber. sprinkle some chaat masala and black salt also.

making mumbai style pav sandwich recipe

18. cover with the remaining pav slices.

mumbai style pav sandwich recipe

19. serve pav sandwich as soon as you assemble them with a side of sandwich chutney or coriander chutney or tomato ketchup.

mumbai pav sandwich recipe

dassana amit
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i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree surely enhanced my cooking & baking skills which i now share as fool proof recipes on the blog. i am trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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  1. Hi Dassana, I live in the US and vada pav rolls are not easily available, so can I use any kind of dinner rolls for this recipe or will some kind of white sandwich bread will work best? Thanks, Annu

    • annu, any kind of dinner rolls can be used. even burger buns can be used. sandwich bread will also work.

      • Awesome, one thing we have in abundance here is hamburger buns😉. Thanks Dassana.

        • thats great. but use burger buns which are not sweet. the sweetness of the burger buns won’t pair well with the chatpata and tangy aloo masala stuffing.

          • I made this recipe using sourdough bread slices and it was DELICIOUS😊. Thanks Dassana.

            • thanks annu for sharing the feedback. sourdough bread is one of my favorite bread. i am sure the pav sandwich must have tasted great with sour dough bread. wish you a happy new year.

              • just saw this message. A Very Very Happy New Year to You and Your Family. May 2018 be the BEST year ever for you.

                • thank you annu 🙏