Pav Bhaji


This was a collaboration with @foodylens and the recipe credit goes to him and his grandma.


In episode three of my “recreating restaurant dishes” series, Prav from @foodylens popped over to my place to recreate one of his fave restaurant meals.

Inspired by @dishoom, this is a simplified way to make the much loved Indian street food, pav bhaji. Or, in this case, the PRAV bhaji. Don’t come for us in the comments if it’s not traditional or the way you like to make it – we know 😅 …but this is how Prav whips it together at home. We used his grandma’s spice mixes which she blends herself but don’t worry, you can pick up these ingredients in the supermarket.

We had SO much fun making this and I hope that comes through in the video. Let us know if you give this method a whirl.

Ingredients –

4 large peeled & boiled potatoes
3 medium chopped tomatoes
1.5 medium red diced onions
1/2 red chopped red pepper
150g peas
4 minced garlic cloves
1 tbsp chopped ginger
2 tsp red chilli powder
1/8 tsp chaat masala
1/8 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp turmeric
2 tsp garam masala
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp coriander seeds
2 tbsp chopped coriander
6 bread buns
Salt to taste
1 tsp pav bhaji masala (opt)

Method –
– Heat some butter and add 1 tsp ground coriander
– Add the potatoes & peas then peppers & water. Mash well and place in a bowl
– In the same pan, heat some oil and sauté the cumin & coriander seeds
– Then add your onions, tomatoes and dry spices
– Fold in the mashed vegetables and add more butter
– Finally, toast the buns in some butter and garam masala. Add the mix to the buns, squeeze over the juice of half a lemon and a sprinkle of chaat masala
– Enjoy with onions, more lemon and coriander


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