Pav Bhaji Hut Sunnyvale is a trendy, fast-casual restaurant serving the same fare as your favorite food truck. Made with lots of ❤️
What is Pav Bhaji?
Pav bhaji is a vegetarian fast food dish from Mumbai, India consisting of a tomato and vegetable gravy cooked with spices (bhaji) and served with a soft, buttery bread roll (pav). While bhaji is the traditional Indian name for a vegetable dish, pav (or paõ) is the Portuguese word for bread, which spread during their brief rule of Mumbai in the mid-1500s.
When you take a bite of pav bhaji, you’re enjoying a dish with a history that can be traced back to Indian textile mill workers in the 1850s. Their lunch breaks were too short for a full meal, and a heavy meal wasn’t optimal for doing strenuous physical labor. Pav bhaji was invented to fulfill these requirements — it was cheap, quick to prepare, and light yet hearty and nutritious.
Initially, the dish remained the food of mill workers, but over time it found its way into Mumbai restaurants, and eventually spread to the rest of India. Hundreds of years later, pav bhaji remains a late-night street food staple.
Spicy Pav Bhaji
+ Extra Pav
+ Add-ons — lime shot, ginger shot
What does “cold-pressed” mean?
In the first step, the juicer grinds the produce into a pulp. Once the pulp is ready, it’s put in cloth press bags which are placed into the press. Two stainless-steel panels are pressed together, putting thousands of pounds of pressure on the pulp to extract every last drop of juice. No additional heat or oxygen is used in the process — this results in a juice that’s not only superior in flavor but also in nutritional value, containing up to five times the amount of vitamins, trace minerals, and enzymes as a typical centrifugally-produced juice.
The word “authentic” has a different meaning to every individual, but for us, it means going back — way back. We had to look back in history to create a traditional Tawa that’s specifically designed to cook pav bhaji. The tedious process of importing an original Tawa from Mumbai, India, and getting NSF certification in the US took over a year, hundreds of hours, and thousands of dollars. Finally, our patience paid off and the Tawa was approved. We’re truly excited for you to enjoy the taste of authentic pav bhaji!
- Diameter — 45”
- Thickness — 1’’
- Net Weight — 600 lbs.
Our 100% eco-friendly, plant-fiber plates, trays, and bowls are made from wheat straw and bagasse, all-natural and sustainable renewable resources — not to mention hygienic, compostable, and biodegradable! Our clear recycled PET lids, made from recycled water/soda bottles, are 100% recyclable and made in the US.
About the owner
Pramoda Ramachandra is a first-time restaurateur. Following successful careers as a Dietitian and Hospital Administrator, she decided to follow her passion by opening the first Pav Bhaji Hut franchise in Sunnyvale. Her goal is to make the delicious street food she remembers from her childhood accessible to everyone in the Bay Area.