Pav bhaji

Pav bhaji


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About this recipe: This is a very popular recipe in India, liked by almost everyone. You may have to go to a nearby Indian shop to get the 'Pav Bhaji Masala' that is the special spice to bring the flavour. Pav is actually the buns. Bhaji is the vegetables cooked with spice.


Serves: 4 

  • 125ml vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons chopped garlic
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped green chillies
  • 150g chopped onions
  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh root ginger
  • 1/2 (400g) tin chopped tomatoes
  • 200g cauliflower, finely chopped
  • 100g chopped cabbage
  • 150g garden peas
  • 100g grated carrots
  • 4 potatoes, boiled and mashed
  • 3 tablespoons pav bhaji masala
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 8 (5cm square) bread rolls
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter
  • 4 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped green chillies
  • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:50min 

  1. Heat the oil in a wok over medium heat. Saute garlic and green chilli for 30 seconds, then stir in onions and ginger. Cook until onions are brown. Add tomatoes, and cook until pasty. Stir in cauliflower, cabbage, peas, carrots and potatoes. Season with pav bhaji masala. Cover, and cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season with salt, and stir in lemon juice.
  2. Toast the rolls, and spread lightly with butter. Serve garnished with chopped onion, green chilli and coriander.

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Reviews (2)


Fab. Just back from Maharashtra where this was a regular. Don't think I used as much veg as you suggest, it was pretty thick, I kept adding a bit of water to keep the consistency smooth. Will be making again soon. - 20 Feb 2015


i love it - 13 Oct 2014

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