How to make Jain Pav Bhaji -

Popular Mumbai pav bhaji made without onions and garlic - Jain Style..

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Pavs (पाव), Green capsicum (हरी शिमला मिर्च )

Cuisine : Gujarati

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Jain Pav Bhaji

Jain Pav Bhaji Recipe Card


Gujarat has long stretches of unspoilt coastline and an endless supply of fish and shell fish. But strict Jainism in the past and orthodox Hinduism today has encouraged widespread vegetarianism.  The Gujarati cuisine is not heavily spiced but slightly sweeter than the cuisines of the neighbouring states.
Gujarati food is distinctively vegetarian with about 65% of its population shunning the meat.  The remaining 35% of the state’s population consists of Bohra Muslims and Parsis. Bohra Muslims are the followers of Abdullah who were Hindus who adopted Muslim religion.  The Parsi cuisine on the other hand is a blend of western influences.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Jain Pav Bhaji Recipe

  • Pavs 4

  • Green capsicum finely chopped 1/2 medium

  • Raw banana boiled, peeled and mashed 1

  • Fresh coriander chopped 3 tablespoons

  • Tomatoes finely chopped 2 medium

  • Green peas 1/4 cup

  • Ghee 2 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1 1/4 teaspoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 2 teaspoons

  • Pav bhaji masala 2 teaspoons

  • A dollop of butter + for roasting


Step 1

Heat ghee in a non-stick pan. Add cumin seeds and let the seeds turn brown.

Step 2

Add capsicum and sauté for a minute. Add salt, mix well and add raw banana. Mix well and sauté for a minute.

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 5

Slit pavs horizontally without cutting through. Roast them on a non-stick tawa with butter till crisp.

Step 6

Garnish bhaji with chopped coriander and a dollop of butter and serve hot with pavs.

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