Pav Bhaji from India: vegan street food recipe

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

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

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

If possible, make sure the ingredients in Pav Bhaji are organic. This way you avoid harmful residues of synthetic materials 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 read more about it in this article: Buy organic spices: the main brands and online stores.

Pav Bhaji: basic recipe for Indian vegetable porridge

Pav Bhaji is delicious with rice or naan bread.
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Pav Bhaji (Indian vegetable puree)

  • Preparation: about 90 minutes
  • Crowd: 4 serving(s)