Pav bhaji style mushrooms…Mushrooms cooked in the Mumbai street food style

Like pav bhaji? Want it try another delicious variation of it…here it is…finfer licking and yummy mushroom bhaji! Less efforts than to make pav bhaji and yet just as tasty.

mushroom bhaaji

mushroom bhaji


Approx. 300 gms chopped mushrooms, ½ cup green peas, 1 large onion, 3 – 4 garlic cloves, a big chunk of raw ginger, 1 green chilli, 1 sliced bell pepper, 1 finely chopped tomatoes, a pinch of turmeric, ½ tablespoon red chilli powder, ½ sugar, 1 ½ tablespoon pav bhaji masala, ½ tablespoon tomato puree, ½ tablespoon garam masala, black salt to taste, oil to cook, fresh coriander to garnish


  1. Grind the onion, green chilli, ginger and garlic together to make a coarse paste.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and add the above mix to it. Sauté it will the onions appear translucent.
  3. Add turmeric, chilli powder and cumin-coriander powder and mix thoroughly. Add for 4 – 5 minutes.
  4. Add the bell peppers and tomatoes and cook for 4 – 5 minutes.
  5. Then, add the chopped mushrooms and mix thoroughly so that the onion and tomato paste coats all the mushrooms.
  6. Cook the mixture of a high flame with the mushrooms start oozing out water. Therefore, turn the flame to medium.
  7. Add the green peas and let the mushrooms and peas cook in the mushroom juice.
  8. After about 10 minutes, when the mushrooms start softening, add the pav bhaji masala, black salt and sugar and cook on high flame for another 7 – 8 minutes or till the mushroom juice has almost dried up.
  9. Add the tomato puree and the garam masala and mix. Cook on medium flame for another 7 – 8 minutes.
  10. Garnish with coriander and serve with bread or chapattis

Try a tip

Try serving this just like pav bhaji…with a chunk of butter and some raw onions.