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Kheema Pav : Mumbai Street Style

Kheema Pav is Mumbai's famous street food which has Mumbai's favorite pav and delicious kheema filled in it! 
Course Main Dish
Cuisine maharashtrian


  • 500 gms lamb Mince
  • 2 onion large finely chopped
  • 2 table spoon ginger garlic
  • 3 - 4 green chillies finely chopped (lesser if you don't want it too spicy)
  • 3 tomatoes large finely chopped
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick
  • 1 cardamom whole black
  • 2 cardamoms green
  • 2 bay leaf
  • 3 Star anise
  • 2 tsps pav bhaji masala
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 3 tsps cumin powder
  • 4 tsps corriander powder
  • 1 tsp chaat masala ( optional )
  • 2 lime juice
  • to taste salt


  • In a heavy bottom pan, heat the oil and saute the whole spices - cinnamon, cardamoms, star anise, bay leaf till fragrant. This will take about 1-2 minutes. Don't over do it, else they will burn.
  • Add the onions, ginger, garlic and chillies and fry till onions begin to brown.
  • Add the mince and fry well together.
  • Fry continuously for about 5 to 8 mins till you feel the mince is almost cooked (it will change color & texture).
  • Add the tomatoes and the remaining spices except the lime and coriander.
  • Further cook for about 5- 10 mins till the tomatoes are cooked and begun to leave oil.
  • Switch off the gas and add the coriander and squeeze the lime juice.
  • To serve, slice up the pav and warm slightly on a tawa/frying pan. Go ahead and use butter, don't be afraid!
  • Then put in the prepared mince and top with finely slices onions. Serve immediately.


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