Pav Bhaji/buns with Veggies


Pav means 'a small loaf of bread' whilst Bhaji means 'a vegetable dish'. Pav Bhaji is a fast food dish that originated in Gujarati cuisine, and is native to Gujarat and Maharashtra and is popular in most metropolitan areas in India, particularly in Mumbai and the Gujarat region. Pav bhaji consists of bhaji (a thick potato-based curry) garnished with coriander, chopped onion and a dash of lemon and baked pav. The pav is usually buttered on all sides. I absolutely LOVE this dish, it is both healthy and nutritious as well as finger-licking GOOOOOD!  Here is my feathery soft yet crisp and buttery Pav recipe.

What you will need

1 onion, chopped finely

1/2 cup grated cabbage

1 cup grated potatoes

1/2 cup eggplant, chopped into small pieces (I chopped with the peel)

1/2 cup red and green bell pepper/capsicum, chopped into small pieces

1/2 cup tomatoes, chopped into small pieces

1/2 cup cauliflower, chopped into small pieces

1/4 cup peas (boiled)

2 tbsp oil

1 tbsp butter (plus some extra butter for later)

1/2 tsp ginger paste

1/2 tsp garlic paste

2 green chillies

small bunch of fresh coriander, chopped

1 tbsp tomato paste

1 tsp red chili powder

1 tsp coriander powder

1 tsp cumin powder

1 tsp garam masala

1/2 tsp turmeric powder

1 tsp whole cumin

1 tsp fenugreek/methi leaves (fresh)

1 tbsp grated raw mango (or 1 tsp. aamchoor powder)

juice of half a lemon

few drops of red color

water as needed


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