Instant Pot Pav Bhaji - Mix Vegetable Mash Curry

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recipe by Subhadra Burugula

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Delicious Mix vegetable curry (Bhaji) is a popular street food in Mumbai, India. It is traditionally served with Pav (Bread) with generous amounts of butter. Pav bhaji masala is easily available at Indian groceries. Use veggies of your choice. You can also use ghee instead of butter

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recipe updated Jul 8, 2020


  • Bell pepper icon
    Bell pepper
    1 cup (240g)
  • Potato icon
    1 cup (240g)
  • Carrot icon
    about ¾ cup (97g)
  • Cilantro icon
    about ¼ cup (7g)
  • Butter icon
    2 tbsp (28g)
  • Cumin seeds icon
    Cumin seeds
    1 tsp (2g)
  • Onion icon
    about ½ cup (82g)
  • Peas icon
    about ½ cup (61g)
  • Pav bhaji masala icon
    Pav bhaji masala
    1 tbsp (15g)
  • Chili powder icon
    Chili powder
    as needed
  • Salt icon
    as needed
  • Cauliflower icon
    1 cup (91g)
  • Water icon
    as needed
  • Tomato icon
    1 cup (264g)
  • Ginger-garlic paste icon
    Ginger-garlic paste
    1 tbsp (15g)
  • Pav bhaji masala icon
    Pav bhaji masala
    3 pinches
  • Bread icon
    as needed
  • Butter icon
    as needed


  • kCook icon Wooden spoon
  • kCook icon Instant Pot
  • kCook icon Large serving bowl
  • kCook icon Inner pot

Step preview

  1. Add butter to the inner pot
  2. Pre-heat until hot - Sauté, More
  3. Add cumin seeds to the inner pot
  4. Cook - approx 1 min
  5. Add onion to the inner pot
  6. Cook - approx 2 min
  7. Add ginger-garlic paste to the inner pot
  8. Cook - approx 1 min
  9. Add tomato to the inner pot
  10. Cook - approx 2 min
  11. Cancel - Sauté
  12. Then add peas, bell pepper, potato, carrot, pav bhaji masala, chili powder, salt and cauliflower to the inner pot
  13. Add water to the inner pot
  14. Mix well
  15. Close and lock the lid and turn the steam release handle to Sealing
  16. Pressure cook - Manual, High, 5 min
  17. Natural release
  18. Mash with potato masher
  19. Transfer content of inner pot to large serving bowl
  20. Garnish with pav bhaji masala and cilantro
  21. Serve with bread and butter
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