Hariyali/Green Bhaji for Pav

Green Pavbhaji


Pav bhaji, is a very popular indian street food. Pav bhaji literally means bread and vegetables. The vegetables are cooked and mashed then spiced with a pav bhaji masala and generally topped with generous quantities of butter and served with pav/bun.

Here in this recipe I used all green veggies – Spinach, Peas, French beans, Green peppers. Use them along with potatoes and not just potatoes as the main part of the mash, so you get a mix of seasonal vegetables. I like to use a spinach as well for a brilliant green colour. The freshly prepared chili garlic paste adds a ton of flavour and contributes to the flavour of the bhaji . Serve it with multigrain rolls or bread and you’ve cut out most of the refined flour as well.

Yields-4-5 servings
Preparation time-15 minutes
Cooking time-35-40 minutes


  • Spinach leaves- 1 bunch
  • Green capsicum/bell pepper- 2 medium
  • Chopped green beans-1/2cup
  • Green peas-1/4cup
  • Grated Broccoli- 1/2cup
  • Potato- 2 medium
  • Puree from 2 tomatoes
  • Finely chopped onion-1medium
  • Oil-2tsp
  • Ginger- garlic paste- 1tbsp
  • Minced green chillies-2
  • Pav bhaji masala-2tbsp
  • Salt- to taste
  • Chopped coriander/cilantro- a handful

For serving:

  • Brown pav/buns- 8
  • Sunflower spread/butter
  • Finely chopped onion
  • Lemon
  • Chopped coriander


Preparation step:

  • Blanch spinach in hot water for 4-5 minutes, drain and blend it to smooth puree and set aside.
  • Boil potatoes- peel, mash them and set aside.

For bhaji:

  • Heat oil in a pan add onion, ginger garlic paste and saute for a minute or two
  • Add green chilli paste, mix and saute for few seconds.
  • Add green beans, green capsicum, broccol and cook for 4-5 minutes.
  • Add pureed tomatoes, mashed potatoes, frozen peas mix well and continue to cook for another 4-5 minutes.
  • Add ground spinach puree mix well and add pav bhaji masala, salt mix well cover and cook for 8-10 minutes- mash then with the masher and add water if required and cook until vegetables are mushy and blends well.
  • Once the bhaji is bubbles switch off the flame, stir in some fresh coriander/cilantro.

For serving:

  • Slice the pavs into two halves. Heat the griddle/tawa and roast the buns with some spread.
  • Drizzle some lemon juice, fresh coriander on bhaji, serve hot with roasted pav/bun and onions.

Green Bhaji2


  • Combination of vegetables can be personalised as per the taste.

About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on April 11, 2015, in Indian, Starters. Bookmark the permalink. 21 Comments.

  1. Just as well I’ve had breakfast. This sounds delicious.


  2. So full of healthy and yummy goodies 🙂


  3. Jackie Saulmon Ramirez

    I am so in love with these spices. I told my husband the other day that I must have lived another life in India. I really love your posts; I get many ideas from your recipes. (((((HUGS)))))


  4. This looks soooo good.


  5. Gorgeous recipe – my husband (of India background) recently cam back from India ad was totally raving about the street food – now I can see why!


  6. This s awesome chitra:-) love it

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  7. Looks wonderful Chitra!!!


  8. Green bhaji never made this wow


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