Paneer Pav Bhaji Recipe - Wholesome Weeknight Dinner

Make this wholesome and lip snacking Paneer Pav Bhaji for dinner tonight along with some Pav Buns toasted along with Nutralite Garlic Spread which brings in a lot of flavour to the dish and also low in saturated fats. Serve it along with Dahi vada to make a refreshing and comforting dinner.

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Archana Doshi
Paneer Pav Bhaji Recipe - Wholesome Weeknight Dinner
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The Paneer Pav Bhaji is a delectable one pot dish that you can have for a quick weeknight dinner. The addition of paneer in the Pav Bhaji along with lots of vegetables all cooked into a pressure cooker, makes this Pav bhaji one pot, easy to cook and wholesome.

The highlight of this Pav bhaji is that we are using a Nutralite Classic spread to cook the Paneer Pav bhaji masala and Nutralite Garlic & Oregano to toast the Pav buns. It not just brings in a lot of flavour into the paneer pav bhaji, but is also enriched with vitamins and low in saturated fats.

Serve the Paneer Pav Bhaji along with butter toasted Pav Buns for a wholesome weeknight dinner or even for parties along with Pani Puri and Dahi Vada.

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Course: Dinner
Diet: High Protein Vegetarian
Equipments Used: Pressure Cooker
Prep in

20 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

50 M


4 Servings


  • 12 Pav buns , (ham burger buns could be substituted)
  • Nutralite Garlic & Oregano Spread , for toasting
  • 1 Onions , finely chopped for serving
  • Ingredients for the Bhaji
  • 1 Onion , finely chopped
  • 4 cloves Garlic , finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Homemade tomato puree
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper (Capsicum) , finely chopped
  • 4 Potatoes (Aloo) , peeled and diced
  • 2 Carrot (Gajjar) , finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Cauliflower (gobi)
  • 1 cup Paneer (Homemade Cottage Cheese) , grated
  • 2 teaspoons Pav bhaji masala
  • 1 tablespoon Chaat Masala Powder
  • 1 Lemon , juice extracted
  • 2 tablespoons Nutralite Classic Spread
  • Salt , to taste
  • Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , small bunch finely chopped
  • 1 Lemon , juice extracted

How to make Paneer Pav Bhaji Recipe - Wholesome Weeknight Dinner

  1. To begin making the Paneer Pav Bhaji Recipe, prep all the ingredients and keep it ready.

  2. Place the pressure cooker on medium heat. Add the Nutralite Classic Spread and allow it to melt. Once it melts, add the onion, capsicum and garlic and saute until the onions and capsicum soften.

  3. Once it softens, add the tomato puree and the pav bhaji masala and chat masala and saute for a few seconds.

  4. Finally add the potatoes, carrots, cauliflower along with 1/2 a cup of water in a pressure cooker and pressure cook for 5 to 6 whistles for about 10 to 12 minutes. The vegetables have to become very soft and mushy. Turn off the heat and allow the pressure to release naturally. 

  5. Once cooked, open the cooker and add the grated paneer. Mash the paneer pav bhaji well till it all looks almost smooth and creamy.

  6. Check the taste, and finally add the lemon juice and salt if required and stir in the chopped coriander leaves.  Transfer the Paneer Pav Bhaji to a serving bowl and sprinkle & stir in the steamed green peas.

  7. The final step is to toast the pav buns. Heat a skillet on medium high heat. Spread the Nutralite Garlic & Oregano Spread over the sliced pav buns and toast them on the tawa until golden brown and crisp.

  8. Serve the Paneer Pav Bhaji along with butter toasted Pav Buns for a wholesome weeknight dinner or even for parties along with Pani Puri and Dahi Vada.

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Last Modified On Thursday, 13 December 2018 12:04
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