Baked Pav Bhaji Buns | Pav Bhaji Pull Apart Bread

Hot Cross Buns! Hot Cross Buns! I love the melody and my spiced pav bhaji buns remind me of this! Hot, spicy, cheesy, crispy and soft goodness, all at the same time. Shouldn’t we reinvent these melodies the Indian way 🙂 , just a thought!

Baked pav bhaji buns or pav bhaji pull apart bread is a delicious spicy pull apart bread with the famous street food pav bhaji post image 1

I love pav bhaji and whenever I make bhaji at home, it goes out of proportion every single time! So every time I have to come up with recipes to utilize the bhaji. This time around I smothered pav with bhaji, buttered it up, sprinkled some cheese and baked it to my satisfaction. What came out of the oven was heavenly!

This recipe is also special because with this I shot my first food video. Yayyy! I am so excited. Penning down the recipe for these “hot cross buns” here.

Baked Pav Bhaji Buns | Pav Bhaji Pull Apart Bread

Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 people
Author Nandita


  • 6 Pav Buns
  • 1/2 cup Pav Bhaji cooked
  • 25 gms Butter melted
  • 1 tsp Bhaji Masala
  • 1 tbsp Garlic finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Coriander chopped
  • 1/2 cup Onion finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup Processed cheese grated
  • 1 tsp Red chili flakes
  • 1/4 cup Spring onion greens chopped


  1. Pre-heat the oven for 10 minutes at 200 degree C.

  2. Cut the whole pav bun loaf horizontally from the middle into two halves (don't break them into individual buns)

  3. Spread cooked bhaji on one pav bun layer. Layer it with chopped onions and half the cheese.

  4. Now place the other half of the bun (front side up) on top. Mix together butter, garlic, coriander and pav bhaji masala.

  5. Brush the prepared butter on top of the buns till it covers the whole top.

  6. Make some incisions on top to divide into bite size pieces.

  7. Sprinkle with cheese, cover with an aluminium foil and bake in the pre-heated oven for 7-8 minutes.

  8. Take it out of the oven, remove the foil and sprinkle spring onion greens, red chili flakes and enjoy hot.

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