Pav Bhaji – Indian curry

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3 Potatoes medium sized
¾ cup Green peas fresh / frozen
1 Red bell pepper or green bell pepper , optional
1 Tomatoes big, chopped
2 tbsp Vegetable oil or butter, or vegan butter
1 tsp Cumin seeds
¾ cup Onion finely chopped
3 cloves Garlic finely chopped
1-1½ tsp Red chili powder to taste
1-2 tsp Pav bhaji masala powder to taste
Salt to taste
2 tbsp Cilantro leaves , finely chopped
1 tbsp Butter melted or vegan butter
⅛ tsp Red chili powder
¼ tsp Chaat masala
6 Butter rolls or pav or bun
For garnish and side:
¼ cup Onion finely chopped
1½ tbsp Cilantro leaves, finely chopped
Butter or vegan butter, as needed
wedges of Lemon or slices, as needed

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  • For garnish and side:

Pav Bhaji – Indian curry


This Pav Bhaji – Indian curry is one of my favorite Indian-inspired dishes. This recipe is a super delicious curry which is prepared using mixed vegetables and is served with homemade warm rolls, known as pav, which are toasted in butter. It’s easy to make this recipe vegan by using a vegan alternative to butter. 

To make this, start by cooking potatoes and vegetables. Sauté onions and garlic and season using cumin seeds, pav bhaji masala, and chili powder. Add water to make the sauce and cook. To make the toasted bread rolls, combine butter with chili powder and chaat masala. Brush the buns with the butter mixture and toast on a hot pan. Serve all parts of the dish on a serving platter and enjoy. 

To make my Pav Bhaji – Indian curry, you will need the following ingredients:

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Steps to make Pav Bhaji – Indian curry


Cook potatoes


Peel 3 potatoes and dice them into cubes. Place the potatoes in a microwave-safe bowl and sprinkle them with water. Cover the bowl with a lid. Microwave for 3 minutes.


Add bell pepper, tomatoes and green peas


Add chopped bell pepper, tomatoes, green peas and continue to microwave for another 3 minutes. Remove the bowl from the microwave and set aside.


Sauté onions and garlic


Heat butter or vegetable oil in a pan and add 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds. Cook for a few seconds before adding ¾ cup of onions, 3 finely chopped garlic cloves, and salt and sauté until the onions turn translucent.


Add chili


Add 1 - 1½ teaspoons of red chili powder and cook for 1 minute. Reserve 1-2 tablespoons of the spicy onion mix to serve as a spicy side for the curry.


Make curry


Add all cooked vegetables and mash everything together. Add 1-2 teaspoons of pav bhaji masala, salt to taste and water to create your desired consistency. Bring the dish to boil. Taste and adjust seasoning.


Add cilantro


Remove the pot from the heat and stir through 2 tablespoons of chopped cilantro leaves.


Make butter spread for toasting bread rolls


Combine melted butter with red chili powder and chat masala in a small bowl. Mix well.




Heat a non-stick pan and brush each pav / roll with the butter mixture. Place the buttered rolls on the pan to toast them.



On a serving plate add the curry on one side. Garnish the curry with cilantro leaves and butter. On the other side of the serving plate, arrange the toasted bread, chopped onions, lemon slice, cilantro leaves, and ½ a tablespoon of the reserved sautéed spicy onion mix.

This Pav Bhaji - Indian curry is a delicious warming vegetarian Indian-inspired curry. Don’t forget to tag #CookMeRecipes if you decide to try this taste of India!

Jeff is a 38-year-old bachelor who prefers not to waste his time on salads and light meals. He’s a true carnivore who knows how to enjoy food to the max! Jeff will tell you how to cook rich and filling meals from scratch, bringing some real meaty decadence to your kitchen. His recipes are sure to satisfy every meat lover!

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