Jain pav bhaji is a Jain style prepared bhaji recipe without using  garlic or onions. This Jain bhaji is then served hot with dollops of butter as topping along with buttered pavs.

Time: 30 minutes


  • Pavs 4
  • Green capsicum finely chopped 1/2 medium
  • Raw banana boiled, peeled and mashed 1
  • Fresh coriander chopped 3 tablespo
  • Tomatoes finely chopped 2 medium
  • Green peas 1/4 cup
  • Ghee 2 tablespoons
  • Cumin seeds 1 1/4 teaspoons
  • Salt to taste
  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon
  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon
  • Garam masala powder 2 teaspoons
  • Pav bhaji masala 2 teaspoons
  • A dollop of butter + for roas


  • Heat ghee in a non-stick pan. Add cumin seeds and let the seeds turn brown.
  • Add capsicum and sauté for a minute. Add salt, mix well and add raw banana. Mix well and sauté for a minute.
  • Add 3 tablespoons chopped coriander, mix well. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala powder and pav bhaji masala. Mix well and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add tomato and mix well. Add green peas, mix and add 2 tablespoons water. Mix well, adjust salt, mash and cook for 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer into a
  • serving bowl.
  • Slit pavs horizontally without cutting through. Roast them on a non-stick tawa with butter till crisp.
  • Garnish bhaji with chopped coriander and a dollop of butter and serve hot with pavs