Pav Bhaji: Recipe for the vegan street food from India


Pav Bhaji is an aromatic spiced vegetable porridge popular as street food in India. With a little time and the right ingredients, you can also make it at home.

Pav Bhaji is a vegetarian street food that consists of different types of vegetables. Most of these are pounded, giving the dish a mushy consistency. Pav Bhaji owes its characteristic taste to a special blend of spices, Pav Bhaji Masala. You can get them in Asian shops, for example, or in well-stocked delicatessens.

Most recipes for pav bhaji contain cauliflower as a base, potatoes and peas. However, the porridge can also be modified with seasonal vegetables according to taste and is a good way of using leftover vegetables, for example.

If possible, make sure that the ingredients for the Pav Bhaji are organic. In this way you avoid harmful residues from synthetic pesticides or fertilizers get into your food. Incidentally, this also applies to spices, which are often contaminated with pollutants if they come from conventional production. You can find out more about this in this article: Buy organic spices: the main brands and online stores.

Pav Bhaji: Basic recipe for the Indian vegetable porridge

Pav Bhaji tastes great with rice or naan bread.
Pav Bhaji tastes great with rice or naan bread.
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Pav Bhaji (Indian Vegetable Mash)

  • Preparation: approx. 90 minutes
  • Quantity: 4 Serving