Pav Bhaji


This is a very popular recipe in India, liked by almost everyone. You may have to go to a nearby Asian Indian store to get the 'Pav Bhaji Masala' that is the special spice to bring the flavor (Masala means spice). Pav is actually the buns. Bhaji is the vegetables cooked with spice.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
4 servings


  • ½ cup vegetable oil

  • 2 teaspoons chopped garlic

  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped green chile peppers

  • 1 cup chopped onions

  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger

  • 1 cup chopped roma (plum) tomatoes

  • 2 cups cauliflower, finely chopped

  • 1 cup chopped cabbage

  • 1 cup green peas

  • 1 cup grated carrots

  • 4 potatoes, boiled and mashed

  • 3 tablespoons pav bhaji masala

  • salt to taste

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 8 (2 inch square) dinner rolls

  • ½ tablespoon butter

  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped green chile peppers

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Heat the oil in a wok over medium heat. Saute garlic and green chile 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 dinner rolls, and spread lightly with butter. Serve garnished with chopped onion, green chile and cilantro.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

652 Calories
34g Fat
79g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 652
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 34g 43%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 375mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 79g 29%
Dietary Fiber 10g 36%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 82mg 410%
Calcium 202mg 16%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 1161mg 25%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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