A hearty welcome to my blog in 2021. My first post to start the new year.Delicious spicy masala pav(Street Food) is a very popular Street food from Mumbai. One of most popular and favourite street food every mumbaikar can vouch for. This is totally different from Pav Bhaji and can be a complete meal in itself. I have added a secret ingredients that blends so well and you can’t guess it. The taste is unbeatable.

What is theme for Shhhhh Cooking Secretly Challenge ?

Our hostess for the theme #HotPot is Priya Iyer who blogs at thephotowali.wordpress.com. For this theme she wanted us to share any meal that we like to serve hot to our family on a cold winter day. She share this recipe for the theme. My partner is Shobha ji who is a wonderful and experienced blogger who gave me two secret ingredients Raw banana and Salt and I gave her Curry leaves and Toor dal and she whipped up a delicious Dakshin hotpot rasam for this theme. I whipped up Spicy masala pav(street food) for the theme.


  • Raw Banana :Adds a nice taste to the masala pav
  • Bell Pepper: I have added green bell pepper.
  • Fresh Pav: Always use fresh pav . Good if you can bake it at home.
  • Onion: An important ingredient of this dish.
  • Tomato:Used Red Color Ripe but firm tomatoes. Gives a nice red color to the dish.
  • Salt-Main ingredient of the dish
  • Ginger garlic paste–You can either use ginger garlic paste or finely chopped ginger garlic.
  • Pav Bhaji Masala: Main masala powder for this dish
  • Tikka Masala— Completely Optional
  • Kashmiri red Chilli Powder–Adds a nice red color to the dish
  • Fresh Coriander–Adds a nice aroma to the dish. I love to garnish with fresh coriander.
  • Butter–Be generous in using butter.
  • Lemon Juice –To be added before serving
  • Cumin: Add Cumin for the tadka

Recipe for Spicy Masala Pav(Street Food):

  • Author: Preethi Prasad
  • Prep Time : 15 Mins
  • Cook Time : 20 Mins
  • Total Time : 35 mins
  • Course : Street Food /Snack
  • Cuisine : Indian

Ingredients for Spicy Masala Pav(Street Food):

  • 2 Large Onions Finely Chopped
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper
  • 6 Fresh Pav
  • 1 Raw banana / Unripe Plantain peeled ,boiled and mashed
  • 3 Ripe red Tomatoes
  • 1 Tsp Cumin
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 2.5 Tsp Pav Bhaji Masala
  • 1 Tsp Kashmiri Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Tikka masala
  • 1 Cup Finely Chopped Fresh Coriander
  • Juice of 1 Lemon
  • 4 Tsp Butter
  • 3/4 Cup Water or as required


  • Pressure Cook upto 3 whistles the Raw banana and nicely mash it and ensure no lumps. Add Tikka masala and let it rest.
  • Heat a large sized skillet / Tava.
  • Add 2 tbsp Butter. Add Cumin and let them splutter.
  • Next add the ginger garlic paste and saute until the raw smell is gone.
  • Now add finely chopped onions and saute until they turn translucent.
  • Next step is to add the finely chopped tomatoes and saute for 3-4 mins until they are nicely done.
  • Once the tomatoes are cooked add pav bhaji masala, and Kashmiri chilli powder. Saute for a few seconds.
  • Add finely chopped Bell pepper.Saute for 2-3 minutes.
  • Mix the mashed raw banana and tikka masala mixture . Add salt as per taste.
  • Add water and allow it to cook until all the water evaporates and mixture is slightly thickened.
  • Bring the cooked masala on one side of the skillet / Tava.
  • Add some butter and toast the pav. Turn the sides and toast both the sides with butter.
  • Now place the masala on the pav and spread it on the pav as well.
  • Repeat the process for all the remaining Pav.
  • Garnish the masala pav with some chopped onions ,coriander and bell pepper , Squeeze the lemon juice and serve Hot and Spicy Masala Pav with some extra butter if you want.
  • Enjoy with Family and friends


  • You can use oil instead of butter but i would recommend to use butter.
  • Increase or decrease the pav bhaji masala as per your choice
  • Tikka masala is completely optional. I like to use it hence added.Feel free to skip if you do not have.
  • Always use fresh Pav as it tastes very delicious.
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  1. Spicy masala pav looks so inviting.. we love to have it once in a while. I like the use of tikka masala here, must have enhanced the flavors of bhaji.. it’s too cold here and I an craving some hot masala pavs now.. yumm

  2. The dish looks to tasty as well as appealing to the eyes. I like your option of raw banana instead of potato which is mostly used in the street food commonly. This snack can make a filling meal itself. Well done.

  3. Ah, you made me remember some old days when we use to enjoy this so much. I sometimes make it for myself, when I want to indulge and have some bread at hand. Never added raw bananas though, will try it out next.

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