Mumbai Pav Bhaji - oilfree!

Prep Time
1 hour
Cook Time
45 minutes
4 servings
  • 1 cup cauliflower, finely chopped
  • 4 potatoes, chopped and steamed with peel
  • 1/2 cup green peas
  • 1/2 cup carrots, chopped
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup capsicum, finely chopped
  • 2 1/2 cups tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tbsp pav bhaji masala
  • 1/2 tsp black salt (sanchal)

For Chili-garlic paste

  • 3 to 4 whole dry Kashmiri red chillies, soaked in warm water
  • 4 to 6 cloves garlic

For Serving

  • 1 large sized onion, chopped
  • 4 lemon wedges
  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)



For Chili Garlic paste

  • Grind all the ingredients together to make the paste.

For Bhaji

  • Steam the chopped unpeeled potatoes till cooked.
  • Steam the cauliflower, peas and carrots till they are soft.
  • Heat a large pan; add the onion, capsicum and sauté for 2 minutes.
  • Then add the prepared chili-garlic paste and sauté till the onion softens.
  • Add the tomatoes and simmer. Add the turmeric powder, chili powder, pav bhaji masala, black salt and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add the steamed vegetables and potatoes and mash thoroughly using a potato masher, adding ½ cup of water if required.
  • Garnish with chopped onions and chopped coriander.
  • Serve with lemon wedges on the side.


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12:15 AM | 12-02-2020

How will we saute the onions and capsicum without oil...? It will to the utensil

Anchal Kapur

02:17 PM | 12-02-2020

You can sprinkle some water if it sticks to utensil. or reduce the heat. Try it. That's how we cook oil free :-)

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