Jain Pav Bhaji

Though I don’t follow Jain/or no onion-garlic food, I love to prepare variety of diet recipes. Feel free to add/omit ingredient to fit your diet. I have heard that jain diet exclude eggplant(baingan). So just leave out the ingredients that are not suitable for your diet.

Jain Pav Bhaji
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Recipe Creator: Bhavna
  • Red bell pepper 1/3 Cup (5.33 tbs), chopped
  • Green bell pepper 1/3 Cup (5.33 tbs), chopped
  • Cauliflower florets 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
  • Cabbage 1/2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
  • Frozen green peas 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (Fresh or frozen may be used)
  • Peas 1/3 Cup (5.33 tbs) (split skinless dry peas)
  • Tomatoes 4 Medium , quartered
  • Raw banana 1 Cup (16 tbs), cut into 1-inch slices
  • Eggplant 1/3 Cup (5.33 tbs), chopped - optional
  • Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  • Salt To Taste
  • Oil 2 Tablespoon
  • Oil 2 Tablespoon (For frying)
  • Cumin seeds 1 Tablespoon
  • Asafoetida 1 Pinch
  • Coriander powder 1/2 Tablespoon
  • Cumin powder 1/2 Tablespoon
  • Red chili powder To Taste
  • Garam masala To Taste
  • Lime juice 1 Tablespoon (juice of 1/2 lime)
  • Coriander leaves 1/2 Bunch (50 gm), chop
  1. 1. In a pressure cooker add water, dried peas, frozen green peas, red and green bell peppers, egg plant, cabbage, cauliflower, raw banana and tomatoes. Add salt and oil so that the vegetables do not get over cooked. Cover and cook on high heat for a while. Once the pressure is released from the cooker, turn off the heat and wait for a while till you open the pressure cooker.
  2. 2. Mash all the cooked vegetables.
  3. 3. In a separate pot add the oil, add the cumin seeds, asafoetida, 1 tablespoon mix of coriander and cumin powder, red chili powder to taste. Then add the cooked and mashed vegetables and give it a good stir. Add some garam masala and cook for a while. Cover it and cook for about 2 or 3 minutes.
  4. 4. Once done turn off the heat and squeeze the juice form a fresh lime and sprinkle freshly chopped coriander leaves.
  1. 5. Serve warm with freshly cut cucumber and lime slices along with a pav.

About Bhavna

Hello! I am Bhavna a mother of two. Born and raised in India but reside in the USA at present. I love to cook and share my family recipes with others.
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