Servings: 3

Weight Watcher Smart Points: 5

Preparation Time: 15 Minutes

Cooking Time: 45 Minutes

Ready In: 60 Minutes


  • butter (preferably amul butter) or oil
  • 1 medium sized capsicum
  • 2-3 small carrots, cubed
  • ½ cauliflower, florets removed
  • 3 sprigs of coriander leaves for garnish
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen peas
  • ¼ tsp garam masala powder
  • ½ tbsp pav bhaji masala
  • 5-6 medium sized garlic flakes
  • 1 inch ginger ( half for making the ginger-garlic paste and half to be chopped)
  • 1 green chili, finely chopped
  • chopped lemon for garnish
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 potatoes, cubed
  • ¼ tsp red chili powder
  • salt
  • ½ cup french beans, chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • water


  1. First take the chopped veggies, mainly: cauliflower, potatoes, carrots, peas and beans and wash these thoroughly in running water for a good 3-4 times
  2. Keep these in a pan or cooker
  3. Now add water to the veggies.Pressure cook or boil the veggies till they are done
  4. Do not over cook the veggies
  5. In the picture below, the veggies are cooked
  6. Strain the veggies and keep the broth.In the meantime, when the vegetables are cooking, chop the onions, green chillies, ginger, tomatoes and capsicum.In the mortar and pestle crush the remaining half ginger and garlic cloves
  7. You can keep it coarsely crushed or make a fine paste
  8. You could also use ready ginger garlic paste.In a kadai or a big tava heat up around 2 tbsp oil or butter
  9. I do not have a big tava… so I always make the pav bhaji in a kadai
  10. Add the onions and fry till they become transparent.Add the chopped tomatoes, ginger, green chillies and capsicum
  11. Saute for 7-8 minutes stirring in between.Now add the red chili powder and turmeric powder.Mix the powders and saute for 1-2 minutes.Add in the ginger garlic paste or crushed ginger garlic .Mix it and saute for 2 mins more.Add some 1-2 tbsp butter to the bhaji.Add the boiled vegetables.Add the pav bhaji masala.Add about 1 or 1.5 cups of broth or water or both broth+water
  12. Gently mix the entire mixture.Simmer for 10-12 minutes on a low flame
  13. Keep checking the bhaji in between.Now, add the garam masala powder and gently mix it with the rest of the bhaji.Lastly, add chopped coriander leaves.Your kada pav bhaji is ready now
  14. Slice the pavs and fry them on the tava or griddle with some butter
  15. Serve the khada pav bhaji topped with butter with the warm pavs, chopped onion and chopped lemon.

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