Indian Spiced Vegetarian Sloppy Joes (or “Pav Bhaji”)
This Pav Bhaji looks pretty similar to the traditional version, and tastes the same, but has TONS of secret healthy add-ins that will keep you full, happy, and satisfied for hours.
Servings: 10 servings
- 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 cup red lentils
- 16 oz bag frozen cauliflower
- 10 oz bag frozen mixed vegetables peas, carrots, green beans, corn
- 3 zucchini diced
- 3 tomatoes diced
- 1 red onion diced
- 3 red potatoes diced
- 2 tbsp ginger
- 1 tbsp garlic
- 1/4 tsp ground turmeric
- 3.5 tsp Pav Bhaji masala
- 1 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp garam masala
- 1/8-1/4 tsp cayenne pepper to taste if needed
Put the red lentils and water in a pot and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer until the lentils are softened, about 15 minutes.
Cook the cauliflower, mixed vegetables, zucchini and potatoes in water until soft. When they’re soft, mash the vegetables well, in the liquid. Stir in the cooked lentils.
Heat olive oil in a large skillet or pot over medium heat. Add the onions, ginger, garlic and tomatoes and cook until the onions have browned and the tomatoes start to break down (about 5-10 minutes)
Stir in the turmeric, Pav Bhaji masala and garam masala, cook for 30 more seconds.
Add the mashed vegetables/lentil mixture, salt, and cayenne pepper to taste (if using). Cook on low for about 20 minutes.
Serve with sprouted wheat burger buns, sloppy joe style!
Calories: 340kcal | Carbohydrates: 66.2g | Protein: 18.8g | Fat: 2.7g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Sodium: 496.2mg | Fiber: 17.9g | Sugar: 1.7g