Bombay Pav Bhaji Recipe

Pav Bhaji | Bombay Mix Vegetable Recipe

How many recipes can you claim that you know are super healthy and lip-smacking delicious? Well, this post is about popular Indian street food, Pav Bhaji recipe. This dish is absolutely delicious, even by a kid’s palate and includes a bunch of vegetables rich in vital minerals and vitamins. This is my end-of-the-week clean the fridge Pav Bhaji recipe where I get to finish off the leftover vegetables. This bhaji is a completely gluten-free, paleo-friendly, keto diet-friendly and a vegetarian dish. You can make it vegan by avoiding butter and ghee and using EVOO instead.

Easy Pav Bhaji recipe

Pav Bhaji Recipe – Healthy Street Food!

Doesn’t this sound like a bit of an oxymoron? Well, this pav bhaji recipe defies the general notion that street food is generally unhealthy and excessively spicy.

What I love most about this recipe is that I get to use whatever vegetable I have in my veggie bin. Options are endless, here’s some of the vegetables that I have used in making the bhaji for my Pav Bhaji dish:

  • Pumpkin
  • Gourds
  • Capsicum
  • Bell Peppers
  • Tomatoes
  • Plantain or Green Bananas
  • Garlic
  • Potato
  • Onions
  • Spring Onions
  • Cauliflower
  • Brocolli
  • Aubergine
  • Cabbage
  • Peas

Please don’t judge me but cooking for two isn’t an easy job. You see, often I end up with leftovers which aren’t always sufficient to make another dish, even for a single person. So, by the end of a week or 10 days, I gather all the leftover vegetables and make the bhaji dish for Pav Bhaji.

Let me be brutally honest with you, I don’t get enough time to bake Pavs for this recipe. However, I have the next best option available to me. Right next to my place I have the wholesale store selling freshest of fresh bread and buns. They stock freshly baked Pavs every day and practically make it unnecessary for me to bake at home. But I do have Pav or Dinner Rolls recipe here on my blog.

So, here’s the recipe for the bhaji of Pav Bhaji, using those ingredients which normally goes into one.

Bombay Pav Bhaji Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

How many recipes can you claim that you know are super healthy and lip-smacking delicious? Well, this post is about popular Indian street food, Pav Bhaji recipe. This dish is absolutely delicious, even by a kid’s palate and includes a bunch of vegetables rich in vital minerals and vitamins. This is my end-of-the-week clean the fridge Pav Bhaji recipe where I get to finish off the leftover vegetables. This bhaji is a completely gluten-free, paleo-friendly, keto diet-friendly and a vegetarian dish. You can make it vegan by avoiding butter and ghee and using EVOO instead.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Maharashtrian
Keyword: Paleo Recipes, Pav Bhaji Recipe, Street Food, vegetarian recipes
Servings: 2 People
Calories: 262 kcal
Author: Priyanka
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Potatoes – Cut in Cubes
  • 1 cup Cauliflower – Cut in small florets
  • 1 cup Onion – Cut in small cubes
  • 1 cup Tomatoes – Cut in small cubes
  • ¾ cup Capsicum – Cut in Small cubes
  • ¼ cup Garlic – Chopped
  • ½ cup Peas
  • 2 tbsp Pav Bhaji Masala
  • Salt To Taste
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • ¼ cup Chopped Coriander Leaves
Instructions
  1. Pressure cook all the vegetables together along with some salt and water. Cook them till the potatoes and cauliflower are cooked till soft.
  2. Allow it to cool down on its own.
  3. Now, heat the butter in a kadhai or a non-stick pan and add the boiled vegetables. Fry these vegetables on medium-high heat till the water has been reduced completely.
  4. Now add the Pav Bhaji Masala and fry till it dries up completely. If you find it sticking to the bottom of the pan then add some water and allow it to simmer for 15-20 minutes with the lid on to the pan.
  5. After it has been cooked and the colour has changed to reddish brown, take it off the heat and garnish it with some chopped coriander leaves.
  6. Serve it with Pav buns slightly toasted with butter or slices of bread toasted again with some butter.
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