Easy VEGAN Indian Food | Pav Bhaji recipe!

How to make healthy, vegan Indian food! Full pav bhaji recipe and more info below 🙂

Vegan Pav Bhaji Recipe

1/2 large onion
3 garlic cloves
1 tsp minced ginger
1 cup bell peppers
1 cup mixed veggies
1/2 cup peas
1/2 crushed tomatoes
1.5 cups boiled + mashed potato
2 tsp salt
1 tsp chilli powder (linked below)
2 tsp Pav Bhaji Masala powder (linked below)
1/2 cup shredded cabbage
1/2 large lemon
1/2 cup vegan ricotta (optional) or 1 tbsp vegan butter (optional)
cilantro (optional)

Sautee chopped onions, garlic, and ginger in olive oil or water for 2-3 minutes. Add bell peppers and veggies (we used mostly carrots and some broccoli) Add peas and crushed tomatoes and cook for 2 minutes.

Season with salt, chili powder, and pav bhaji masala and then add cabbage. Sauté for a minute or so and add mashed potato.

NOTE: Make sure you use pav bhaji masala
and not garam masala….I made that mistake once lol
I liked it below along with a great Indian chili powder too 🙂

Mash mixture until well combined and stir in vegan ricotta if using. Add with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice add a final pinch of salt if necessary. Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve with toasted hamburger buns.

Note: This is traditionally served with sweet buns…something kind of like Hawaiian sweet rolls… so if you find a vegan version of those, let me know! For now, hamburger buns work well 🙂

Serving suggestion: you can serve this with buns and make a sandwich or serve with rice and various other side dishes like the Mushroom Sabji I showed in yesterday’s recipe or some of the other dishes I’ll be showing later this week.

Pav Bhaji Masala Powder: https://shop.khanapakana.com/mdh-pav-bhaji-masala-100gm-3-5-oz/?gclid=CjwKCAjwt8rMBRBOEiwA2F2biLDVbpTojbqDXuXpK_TeamuUF8P4dKPtWMbvRAF5XtUB2WZjWWvvwhoCuKsQAvD_BwE

Chilli Powder: https://shop.khanapakana.com/mdh-deggi-mirch-100gm-3-5-oz/?gclid=CjwKCAjwt8rMBRBOEiwA2F2biGYxV03wFsmxCOcOrnk0vZdFkuyDTE5W0uSg-MQKHvuxY_Ca6UpKXhoC1LgQAvD_BwE

Cooking tip: I usually cook oil-free but in the case of the dishes in this series, I do think the flavor is enhanced with the use of olive oil when sautéing. I’ve made these recipes at home with water and also with oil when I was cooking with Aunt Kirin. Both work well but from a purely flavor stand point, a little olive oil makes a big difference here so keep that in mind if you’re trying it for the first time 🙂

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  1. Omg NiKki, I have been thinking about changing my diet. Like I still do eat animal products like milk, egg & fish. I am not a big fan of actual meat, never have been. Just the texture of it makes me feel yuck. So when I cook meat (which is mostly chicken) it’s diced up in really tinny bits. Anyway, I was thinking about pav bhaji, I had it once at my vegan friends home 10years ago. And I kept thinking about it, and your video came up in my recommend section and I am so happy it did. I cooked it up today and it tasted amazing ❤️ thanks for sharing this video and others you make. I definitely will be slowly incorporating more vegan meals in day and I am
    Hoping my end of 2017 I am eating only vegan! Thank you.. and much love and support all the way from New Zealand 💜

  2. Does anybody in this comments section know which video features her current boyfriend? I just need to know. I find it astounding that a white chick actually is dating an Indian guy. It never happens where I am, but I want to change that.

  3. I loved seeing this video! Pav Bhaji is one of my favorite dishes. I usually make it with potato, cauliflower, carrots, peas, onions…and no cabbage. But I bet the cabbage adds a great component, will try it this way next time!

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