Pav Bhaji



Ready In:

25-30 min


About this Recipe

By: Preeti Gupta

Pav Bhaji, is indian street food. It can be eaten as a meal. 


  • 1 Cup peas
  • 1/2 Cup Carrots
  • 1 1/2 Cup Potatos
  • 1 Cup Peppers (green or mix)
  • 2 onion
  • 3 Tomatos
  • 1 inch Ginger piece
  • 3 Garlic cloves
  • Curry leaves 10-15
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped cilentro
  • 2 Tbsp Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Butter
  • 1/4 tsp Hing (Asafoetida)
  • 1 tsp salt (As per taste)
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Corriender Powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp Mango Powder
  • 1 tsp Pav Bhaji Masala

Instant Pot cooking:

  1. Put 2 tbsp spoon of oil 2 table spoon butter in the instant-pot add mustard seeds, add cumin. Wait till mustard seeds crack. Curry leaves 10-15.
  2. Add 2 mid-size onion sauté for 2-3 min. Add fine chopped ginger and green chili sauté for 2 minutes.
  3. Add 1 tsp turmeric, ½ tsp chili, coriander powder, Mango powder and 1 tsp pav bhaji masala salt 1 ½ tea spoon. Add chopped tomato sauté for 2 min.
  4. Add all chopped vegetables to the instant pot. Add ½ cup of water. Close the pot pressure cooker for 8 minutes.
  5. After steam is out the open and mash it well. Garnish with cilentro.

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Boil all vegitables and keep then on the side. 

Step 2

Add 3 tble spoon of oil/butter to the flat pan. Add musturd seeds, let the heat and crack, once seeds starts cracking add 1 tsp cumin. once golden add the hing (Asafoetida), curry leaves and non spicy green chili or per your taste. Saute for a minute.

Step 3

Add chopped onion, saute for 2-3 minutes. once translucent add ginger and garlic. saute is for 2 minutes. Add red pepper, turmeric, corriander powder, mango powder, pav bhaji masala. Add tomatos to it.

Step 4

Start adding vegitable and mashing it and mixing. Let it cook and add little water so it is not dry. 

Step 5

Once cooked, Mash it with a masher.  Garnish with fresh chopped cilantro. Serve with lightly toasted buttered bread and choped onion and lemon.