Pav Bhaji Made with Doodhi

Pav Bhaji Made with Doodhi

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The moment we decide to make Pav Bhaji, the first ingredient that we take out is the potatoes! However, this recipe will jolt you out of this belief.

This unique bhaji is made with doodhi and without potatoes at all. Coupled with the usual veggies like tomatoes, onions, cauliflower, carrots, peas, etc., and flavoured with the classic pav bhaji masala, this bhaji tastes just as awesome as the usual one.

Serve it with fresh butter-toasted pav bread to make a delectable snack. Try other recipes like Pav Sandwich or Pav Bhaji Masala .

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Pav Bhaji Made with Doodhi recipe - How to make Pav Bhaji Made with Doodhi

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings


For The Bhaji
2 1/2 cups roughly chopped bottle gourd (doodhi / lauki)
1 cup cauliflower florets
1/2 cup roughly chopped carrot
3/4 cup green peas
1/2 tbsp butter
1/2 tbsp oil
3/4 cup finely chopped onions
1 tbsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
1/2 cup finely chopped capsicum
1 cup finely chopped tomatoes
1 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
2 tbsp pav bhaji masala
salt to taste
1/4 cup finely chopped coriander (dhania)
1 tbsp lemon juice

For The Pav
8 ladi pavs
4 tbsp butter

For Serving
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
4 lemon wedges
  1. Combine the bottle gourd, cauliflower, carrot, green peas and ½ cup of water in a pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 4 whistles.
  2. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  3. Mash it well using a potato masher. Keep aside.
  4. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, add the onions and garlic and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  5. Add the capsicum and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  6. Add the tomatoes, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  7. Add the prepared mashed veggies, chilli powder, turmeric powder, pav bhaji masala, salt and ½ cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 5 to 7 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  8. Switch off the flame, add the coriander and lemon juice and mix well. Keep aside.

For the pavs

    For the pavs
  1. Slit 2 pavs vertically and keep aside.
  2. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle), add 1 tbsp of butter and slit open the pavs and place on it.
  3. Cook on a medium flame till they turn light brown and crisp on both the sides.
  4. Repeat steps 1 to 3 to cook more pavs. Keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Serve the bhaji hot with pavs, onions and lemon wedges.

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy388 cal
Protein9.9 g
Carbohydrates55.9 g
Fiber6.5 g
Fat13.9 g
Cholesterol33.8 mg
Sodium138.3 mg

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Pav Bhaji Made with Doodhi
 on 19 Mar 18 12:47 PM

When my grandfather was craving for pav bhaji but could not eat it because he is not allowed potatoes I came across this recipe which has no potatoes in it and decided to try it, I was hoping he likes it and he said to me it was superb in taste...