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 Sep 15, 2020


  • Bell pepper icon
    Bell pepper
    1 cup (about 240 g)
  • Potato icon
    1 cup (about 240 g)
  • Carrot icon
    ¾ cup (about 97.2 g)
  • Cilantro icon
    ¼ cup (about 7.2 g)
  • Butter icon
    2 tbsp (about 28.8 g)
  • Cumin seeds icon
    Cumin seeds
    1 tsp (about 2.1 g)
  • Onion icon
    ½ cup (about 81.6 g)
  • Peas icon
    ½ cup (about 61.2 g)
  • Pav bhaji masala icon
    Pav bhaji masala
    1 tbsp (about 15 g)
  • Chili powder icon
    Chili powder
    as needed
  • Salt icon
    as needed
  • Cauliflower icon
    1 cup (about 91.2 g)
  • Water icon
    as needed
  • Tomato icon
    1 cup (about 264 g)
  • Ginger-garlic paste icon
    Ginger-garlic paste
    1 tbsp (about 15 g)
  • Pav bhaji masala icon
    Pav bhaji masala
    ⅛ tsp (about 0.94 g)
  • 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. Add peas, bell pepper, potato, carrot, pav bhaji masala, chili powder, salt and cauliflower to the inner pot
  12. Add water to the inner pot
  13. Mix well
  14. Close and lock the lid and turn the steam release handle to Sealing
  15. Pressure cook - Manual, High, 5 min
  16. Natural release
  17. Mash with potato masher
  18. Transfer content of inner pot to large serving bowl
  19. Garnish with pav bhaji masala and cilantro
  20. Serve with bread and butter
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