Mixed Vegetable Mash ( Pav Bhaji )

Prep time:
10 mins
Cook time:
20 mins
Total time:
30 mins


2, 3 potatoes  (Boiled and Mashed)

½ cup peas

1 carrot  (peeled and diced in small pieces )

1 capsicum diced in small pieces
1 red onion (finely chopped)

1 tablespoon ginger paste

1 tablespoon garlic (minced )

1 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds

2 teaspoon Freedom spice blend  (added in half portions)

2 teaspoon Dish delicious blend

2 tablespoon olive oil

1 1/2 cup tomato puree

2 table spoon ghee or butter extra for spreading on bread

2 table spoon lemon juice

2 , 3 cups water or more

Salt & pepper to taste

3 tablespoon coriander leaves

Bread to serve

mixed vegetable mash pav bhaji
Mixed vegetable mash ( pav bhaji ) is a popular street food of India that never fails to impress. Pav Bhaji is a combination of two dishes (Pav) which means bread and (Bhaji) means mushy vegetable. This recipe is easily made in just 20 minutes and is super budget friendly as well. When it comes to flavors then what can I say .. Its such a flavorful and hearty dish made with a medley of mashed vegetables and with no second doubts it is a finger licking dish for sure. This hearty, budget friendly, satisfying meal served with crunchy onions, squeezed lemon on top with heaps of butter along with warm bread ( as shown in the picture) will be your family favorite very soon. Do share your feedback in comment section once you make it.


Boil potatoes, mash and keep aside until you do rest of your prep. You can even pre boil potatoes one day earlier to save your time.

Dice carrots, capsicums into small pieces and keep them in separate bowls.

Make tomato puree, I usually use can tomatoes for this recipe to save my time. Blend in a blender to make puree.  Summer season you can use fresh tomatoes as well but cooking time may vary when using fresh tomatoes.

On a low medium heat , in a large deep pan add cumin seeds, let the seeds sizzle and splutter, once seeds starts to splutter , add finely diced onions sauté until onions becomes translucent and pink in color, then add garlic, ginger and sauté until rawness of garlic and ginger fades away.

Make sure you add 1 teaspoon of salt while sautéing onions as it will allow your onions to cook faster, once onions are done add 1 teaspoon freedom spice blend give a good mix, now add diced capsicum, carrots, cook for 2,minutes on low medium heat . You can add 2 tablespoon water if you feel spices are burning and cook further.

Now add tomato puree, remaining freedom spice blend, dish delicious blend , salt and pepper to taste, give a good mix and cook for 2, 3 minutes until masala starts leaving from sides . At this stage I personally would add 2 table spoon ghee as it gives more richness to this masala, or use butter instead ghee,  but if you are vegan then skip ghee use vegan butter.

Now add mashed potatoes. mix well , add water make a runny consistency gravy. You can add more water if you want this more mushy, cook for 2,3 minutes again then mash all the gravy with a potato masher until it gets completely mushy like baby food . Add Peas, lemon juice  cover and cook for 2, 3 minutes making sure you stir it in between as this stage it tends to gets thicken very easily. If you find its thick you can add water.

Serve it with chopped red onions, a lemon slice , lots of butter on top as shown in the image and Pav / Bread.

Heat a non-stick pan on medium heat, cut Pav Bread in half, spread butter / ghee and add 1tsp of pav bhaji on the bread and cook bread from both sides until it gets brown and crispy.


In this recipe capsicum is must if you want the traditional Indian street food flavors but no stress if you are allergic to it . The taste will same

I love adding ghee instead of butter but In India people use butter specifically for this recipe and more the better

Salt, spiciness and lemon can be adjusted according to your taste buds

To make it low carb you can use cauliflower instead of potatoes

Use kumara if you want to swap potatoes



Average Rating: 5.0 out of 5 (1 votes)
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Lisa O'Leary
Mons Flavors

Delicious on a budget

Frist time making very easy to follow and I stuck to the recipe. Was full of flavor, not to spicy and very cheap to make. We had it with roti and we will definitely be having this again.

10 months ago
Mons Flavors
Mons Flavors

Hi Lisa,
Thank you so much for trying this recipe and glad you found it easy and budget friendly as well. My all recipes are budget friendly and I like to provide wholesome experience for families at the same time. I guess that’s what our fast pace lifestyle needs these days. I appreciate you taking your time out and sharing your feedback.

9 months ago

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