Know the average calories and nutrition present in a plate of Pav Bhaji  |  Photo Credit: iStock Images
- Pav bhaji is a common breakfast and snack dish in various parts of India
- Pav bhaji is easy to prepare and can also serve as a complete lunch meal
- Know about the average calorie count of this popular street fast food dish in India
New Delhi: Pav bhaji originated in India, specifically in the Maharashtra region. Over time, this dish has gained popularity in several other Indian states and even globally. The contents of pav bhaji include a soft bread or pav tossed in some oil and a curry dish or bhaji, served along with it. This dish is often consumed as lunch or breakfast. It is also a major part of India’s street food culture. Different variations of this dish are available in India and across the world. Some include fried pav bhaji, cheese pav bhaji, etc. The nutrition facts and average calorie count in pav bhaji are given as follows:
Calories in pav bhaji
Assuming that the ingredients used in the preparation include pav bread, oil, vegetables (potatoes, peas, onions, and cauliflower) and butter, a plate (200 g) of pav bhaji containing bhaji and 2 pav pieces of bread with contains about 390 calories.
Nutrition facts of pav bhaji
The nutrition facts in a plate (400 g) of pav bhaji (2 pavs and bhaji) are as follows:
|Dietary fibre||9.4 g|
Tips to make pav bhaji healthier
During the pandemic, outdoor eating habits have been curbed to great extents. This has made it easier to cook certain dishes according to the cook’s preferences. Here are some alterations you can make to the dish during the preparation to make it healthier:
- Refrain from using vegetable oil as it can add extra fat to the dish. You can use olive oil or sunflower oil as a replacement.
- Use a minimal amount of butter while toasting the bread or garnishing the curry.
- You can replace the traditional pav bread and opt for a whole grain bread to make the pav healthier.
- If you wish to avoid eating potatoes, you can use green peas to prepare the bhaji, thereby making it weight friendly.
The traditional preparation for pav bhaji does bring back a lot of memories. Instead of practising absolute abstinence, try to eat in moderation and do not make pav bhaji a part of your regular consumed food.
Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purpose only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietician before starting any fitness programme or making any changes to your diet.