About this recipe: This is a very popular "fast food" recipe in India - a vegetable curry served with bread rolls. You should be able to get the Pav Bhaji masala at an Indian shop or you can improvise with other Indian spices.
Not like the ones you get on streets of India, so I asked my Indian friend and she had some suggestions: Substitute cabbage with green beans. Boil carrots, potatoes, cauliflower, peas and green beans beforehand. Saute onions and garlic in butter/vegan butter. Add tomatoes/puree and spice and stir for another minute or 2. Add spice (PB masala) ginger/chillies and freshly chopped cilantro (1 cup) and stir for another minute. Add all pre-cooked, lightly mashed veggies, salt, and lemon juice. Cook on lowest heat for about 10 minutes, check seasoning and add lemon juice, spice, and salt according to taste. Cook on lowest heat for 20 more minutes to allow the flavors to sink in. Viola! Tasted pretty close to what I had on the streets of India! - 04 Oct 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Yummy recipe. I used garam masala instead of Pav Bhaji masala. Taste just as good. - 02 Jan 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I give this recipe 5 stars because while I didn't like it, I think it's because I am not use to eating Indian food. It was much too spicy for me. I made this along with the Roomali Roti bread that's on this site. I had my oldest daughter take the leftovers (there was alot) to the Indian store where I had purchased the spices. They ate it for lunch and said I had made it better than some Indian women could and that it was delicious. So the recipe must be worth 5 stars and tasty to those with the right tastebuds. - 09 Mar 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)