How to make Hariyali Pav Bhaji -

This is a green-twist to the regular Pav Bhaji. Go green with this famous Mumbai snack – spinach, methi, green peas, capsicum, green tomatoes, all in one!

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Medium green tomatoes, Spinach puree (पालक की प्यूरी )

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Hariyali Pav Bhaji

Hariyali Pav Bhaji Recipe Card


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.    

Prep Time : 21-25 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Hariyali Pav Bhaji Recipe

  • Medium green tomatoes finely chopped 2

  • Spinach puree 1 1/2 cups

  • Small green capsicum finely chopped 1

  • Green peas blanched 3/4 cup

  • Pav bhaji masala 2 tablespoons

  • Cauliflower grated 1 cup

  • Medium potatoes boiled, peeled and grated 2

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Butter 3-4 tables

  • Green chillies finely chopped 2-3

  • Medium onion finely chopped 1

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Pavs 4

  • Fresh coriander leaves finely chopped for garnishing

  • Onions finely chopped 1/2 cup to serve

  • Lemon wedges to serve


Step 1

Heat oil and butter in a non-stick pan till butter melts. Add green chillies and onions, mix and sauté till translucent.

Step 2

Add green tomatoes and salt, mix and sauté till tomatoes turn pulpy.

Step 3

Add cauliflower, mix well, cover and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Step 4

Add potatoes and mix. Add turmeric powder, pav bhaji masala and spinach puree and mix well.

Step 5

Add some water and mix well. Add capsicum, green peas, salt and some water. Mash everything with a masher. Cover and cook for 5-6 minutes.

Step 6

Heat some butter on a non-stick tawa. Slit the pavs without cutting through, place them on the tawa and toast till golden and crisp.

Step 7

For each portion, put some green bhaji on a serving plate, garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with onions and lemon wedges.

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