Pav Bhaji

Pav Bhaji


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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.


Serves: 4 

  • 125ml (1/2 cup) vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons chopped garlic
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped green chilli
  • 1 cup chopped onions, about 1 large onion
  • 1, 3cm piece of fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 cup chopped roma tomatoes, about 4 medium tomatoes
  • 1/2 medium cauliflower, finely chopped
  • 1 cup chopped cabbage, about 100g
  • 1 cup green peas, about 100g
  • 1 cup grated carrot about 1 medium carrot
  • 4 potatoes, boiled and mashed
  • 2 tablespoons pav bhaji masala
  • salt to taste
  • 15ml (1 tablespoon) lemon juice
  • 8 small bread rolls
  • butter or margarine for spreading
  • garnish
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 3 teaspoons finely chopped green chilli or to taste
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh coriander

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

  1. Heat the oil in a wok over medium heat. Stir fry garlic and chilli for 30 seconds, then stir in onions and ginger. Cook until onions are brown. Add tomatoes, and cook until soft.
  2. Stir in cauliflower, cabbage, peas, carrots and potatoes. Stir through the masala, cover, and cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season with salt, and stir in lemon juice.
  3. Toast the dinner rolls, and spread lightly with butter or brush with extra vegetable oil (for vegans). Garnish the curry with the chopped onion, green chilli and coriander.

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