How to make Hariyali Pav Bhaji - Go green with this famous Mumbai snack – spinach, methi, green peas, capsicum, green tomatoes, all in one!

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Maa ki Dal.

Main Ingredients : Green gram (sabut moong) (साबुत मूंग ), Spinach leaves (palak) (पालक के पत्ते )

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Hariyali Pav Bhaji

History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

For more recipes related to Hariyali Pav Bhaji checkout Moong Toast. You can also find more Snacks and Starters recipes like Chocolate Jumbles with Caramel, Spanish Tortilla, Indian Style Fish Croquettes, Tandoori Gobhi.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Hariyali Pav Bhaji Recipe

  • Green gram (sabut moong) 1/2 cup

  • Spinach leaves (palak) boiled and chopped 1/2 cup

  • Fenugreek leaves (methi) boiled 3 tablespoons

  • Green capsicum chopped 1/2

  • Green peas shelled 1/4 cup

  • Green tomatoes pureed 4 medium

  • Cauliflower grated 1/2 cup

  • Potato boiled, peeled and grated 1

  • Brown bread pavs 8

  • Oil 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon

  • Butter 3 tablespoons + a dollop

  • Ginger-garlic paste 2 tablespoons

  • Green chilli paste 1 tablespoon

  • Onion finely chopped 1 medium

  • Pav bhaji masala 2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Lemon 1

  • Onion finely chopped 1 small


Step 1

Heat 1 tablespoon oil and 1 tablespoon butter in a non-stick pan. Add ginger-garlic paste and sauté for 1 minute.

Step 2

Add green chilli paste, mix and sauté for 2 minutes. Add onion and sauté for 3-4 minutes or till pink.

Step 3

Grind spinach and fenugreek leaves with a little water into a fine paste.

Step 4

Add capsicum, green peas and cauliflower in the pan, mix well, mash and cook for 4-5 minutes.

Step 5

Add pureed tomatoes, mix well and cook for 3-4 minutes.

Step 6

Add ground paste, mix well and add pav bhaji masala, salt and 2 tablespoons butter.

Step 7

Mix well, cover and cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring once a while.

Step 8

Add potato, sprouts, mix well and cook for 3-4 minutes. Add ½ cup water, mix again and switch off heat.