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Moong Sprouts Pav Bhaji

Moong sprouts pav bhaji - Street food made healthy.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
Author: Radhika


  • Moong sprouts – 1 cup
  • Potatoes - 2 medium
  • Onion – 1
  • Tomatoes – 3
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
  • Chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Green chilli – 1
  • Pav bhaji masala powder – 2 tbsp
  • Garam masala power – 1 tsp
  • Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp chopped
  • Butter – 1 tbsp
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Onion rings and lemon wedges - to serve



  • Chop the onions finely. Puree the tomatoes.
  • Slit the green chilli. Wash and scrape the skin off the potatoes and cut them into cubes.

How to make Moong Sprouts Pav Bhaji:

  • Pressure cook both moong sprouts and cubed potatoes together for 2 whistles in enough water.
  • Once the pressure releases, drain the cooked water, if any and set aside to be used later.
  • Heat a pan with butter and oil together. Once the butter melts, add onion and saute till it turns translucent.
  • Add ginger garlic, slit green chili and saute for 30 seconds.
  • Add turmeric, red chili, pav bhaji masala powder and mix well. The contents of the pan will look very dry now.
  • Add tomato puree, sprouts cooked water, if set aside and mix well.
  • Close the pan and cook for 5 mins over low flame.
  • Add cooked sprouts and potatoes, garam masala powder, salt and mix well.
  • Using a masher gently mash the sprouts, potato into the masalas while simmering the contents of the pan.
  • Cook over low flame for 7 to 10 mins for all the flavors to come together.
  • Sprinkle with coriander leaves.
  • Serve this moong sprouts pav bhaji with hot buttered pav buns along with onion rings and lemon wedges.