Jain Pav Bhaji

Popular Mumbai pav bhaji made without onions and garlic - Jain Style.. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Jain Pav Bhaji

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Main Ingredients Pavs, Green capsicum
Cuisine Gujarati
Course Snacks and Starters
Prep Time 16-20 minutes
Cook time 21-25 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Jain Pav Bhaji

  • 4 Pavs
  • 1/2 medium Green capsicum finely chopped
  • 1 Raw banana boiled, peeled and mashed
  • 3 tablespoons Fresh coriander chopped
  • 2 medium Tomatoes finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup Green peas
  • 2 tablespoons Ghee
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons Cumin seeds
  • to taste Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 2 teaspoons Garam masala powder
  • 2 teaspoons Pav bhaji masala
  • + for roasting A dollop of butter


  1. Heat ghee in a non-stick pan. Add cumin seeds and let the seeds turn brown.
  2. Add capsicum and sauté for a minute. Add salt, mix well and add raw banana. Mix well and sauté for a minute.
  3. Add 3 tablespoons chopped coriander, mix well. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala powder and pav bhaji masala. Mix well and cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Add tomato and mix well. Add green peas, mix and add 2 tablespoons water. Mix well, adjust salt, mash and cook for 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer into a serving bowl.
  5. Slit pavs horizontally without cutting through. Roast them on a non-stick tawa with butter till crisp.
  6. Garnish bhaji with chopped coriander and a dollop of butter and serve hot with pavs.

Nutrition Info

Calories 879
Carbohydrates 101.8
Protein 17.5
Fat 44.6
Other Fiber Fiber- 9.3gm