Pav Bhaji – Mix Vegetable Mash Curry
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.
Servings Prep Time
5-6servings 5minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
5-6servings 5minutes
Cook Time
  • 2tbsp butter(extra while serving)
  • 1tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2cup onion
  • 1tbsp Ginger-Garlic paste
  • 1cup tomatoes
  • 1cup potatoescubed
  • 3/4cup carrotcubed
  • 1/2cup peas
  • 1cup cauliflower florets
  • 1cup bell pepper
  • 1tbsp Pav Bhaji Masala
  • red chili powderto taste
  • saltto taste
  • Wateras needed
  • 1/4cup cilantrochopped
  • 3 line/lemon wedgesfor serving
Pav (Bread) Preperation
  • Pav or Bread slices
  • butterto toast
  • 3pinches Pav Bhaji Masala
  1. Put Instant Pot on saute mode high and add butter. While butter is melting add cumin seeds and fry for a minute.
  2. Now add onions and fry for 2 minutes. Add ginger garlic paste and fry for 1 minute.
  3. Add tomatoes and fry for 2 minutes. Turn off saute mode. Add potatoes, peas, cauliflower, bell pepper, carrots, pav bhaji masala, red chili powder and salt.
  4. Add water just enough to cover all vegetables and mix well. Put the lid and do manual high 5 minutes. Do natural pressure release(NPR).
  5. Mash the vegetables well with a potato masher or with the back of the ladle. Garnish with cilantro and serve with Pav/bread, onions and Lime/Lemon wedge.
To Toast Pav (Bread)
  1. Take a flat griddle on medium high heat. Add butter, while its melting add few pinches of pav bhaji masala. Place the Pav or bread on the butter and toast till golden.
Recipe Notes

Vegans can use vegan butter or oil. Although authentic recipe calls for Butter.

Pav bhaji masala is easily available at Indian groceries.

Use veggies of your choice.

You can also use ghee instead of butter