• 1 carrot, chopped
  • 2 cauliflower florets, chopped
  • 2 large potatoes, boiled and chopped
  • 5 green beans, chopped
  • 1/2 cup peas
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/2 small green pepper chopped fine
  • 1 medium onion, chopped fine, plus more for garnish
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped fine
  • 2 tsp pav-bhaji masala
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp salt
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • butter
  • Chopped fresh coriander
  • 8 pao buns
  • lemon slices


  • Cook the carrot, cauliflower,potatoes, beans and peas in a cup of water until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain and mash them coarsely.
  • Heat 2 tbsp butter in a pan. Add the ginger, garlic, green pepper, onion and tomatoes. Saute over high heat, stirring for few minutes until the onions are translucent and other vegetables are soft.
  • Add the pav-bhaji masala, turmeric powder and salt.
  • Mix well and stir 1/2 cup water so that the whole thing is the consistency of a thick gravy. Bring to a boil.
  • Simmer until the gravy is thick, stirring and mashing pieces so that the spices penetrate the vegetables.
  • At last add the lemon juice and mix well.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander and a half-inch slab of butter.
  • Slit the buns horizontally and coat with butter and roast them open on a griddle until hot and soft with the surface crisp on both sides.
  • Serve the pav bhaji with chopped onions and with a slice of lemon.

Published by goenkaruchi

Hi this is Ruchi here

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