Pav Bhaji



  • 2 large potatoes (roughly chopped)
  • 2 1/2 small carrots (roughly chopped)
  • 3/4 cup peas
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Pinch of turmeric
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • 100g butter
  • 2 tbsps oil
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic
  • 1 small green pepper (chopped)
  • 5 green chillies (ringed)
  • 3 tomatoes (chopped)
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1 heaped tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 heaped tsps Pav bhaji masala or to taste (available in Indian grocery shops- we prefer badshaa brand)
  • Red colouring (optional- if you want to achieve the Indian street food look)
  • 1 lemon (sliced)
  • Chopped coriander to garnish
  • chopped red onions to garnish


  • Buns (halved)
  • Butter


  1. Recite Bismillah.
  2. Boil the vegetables with salt & turmeric till soft & mushy.
  3. Braise onion in butter & oil till transparent.
  4. Then add ginger garlic & cook for a minute.
  5. Next add the green pepper & green chillies. Cook for a few mins.
  6. Then add the tomatoes, turmeric, cumin powder, coriander powder, Pav bhaji masala & salt. Cook till oil separates.
  7. Now add the boiled veg with its water. Allow the water to burn away on high heat.
  8. Then Mash it up using a potato masher & add red colouring (optional). Turn off heat.
  9. Prepare the pav by buttering them.
  10. Then place them buttered side down on a flat skillet.
  11. Toast until golden.
  12. Serve with a generous knob of butter, coriander, red onions & a squeeze of lemon juice. Enjoy!

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    1. For some reason the website is playing up..trying to add in brackets according to preference but it’s not doing . Apologies x


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