Instant Pot Pav Bhaji

Blended mixture of chicken, carrots, onion and tomatoes with lemon slice on top

A very popular street food easily cooked in less than 20 minutes!

This Instant Pot Pav Bhaji is easy to make and has a wonderful taste and a savory aroma.

Blended mixture of chicken, carrots, onion and tomatoes with lemon slice on top

A wholesome satisfying vegetarian dinner for your perfect weekend.

What is Pav Bhaji?

Pav Bhaji is a famous, flavorful, and toothsome meal made of mashed vegetable gravy with fluffy soft buttery dinner rolls.

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What is so special about this recipe?

This Instant Pot Pav Bhaji needs only 20 minutes!

From chopping the vegetables to serving the dish.

You will have delicious, Indian street style Mumbai pav bhaji ready in your Instant Pot.

What is Pav Bhaji masala?

The flavor of the pav bhaji depends on this special masala powder called Pav Bhaji Masala.

Instant Pot Pav Bhaji

What else can I add to my recipe?

You can use any vegetable that you have in your fridge right now. Some ideas:


Green Beans


Can I replace the potatoes with something else?

No. Potatoes are a must! Make sure not to miss the potatoes because it makes the base of the bhaji.

What can I serve as a side dish?

You can serve this recipe with:

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Can I make it vegan?

Sure! Just take out the butter and enjoy a vegan and dairy-free recipe 🙂

Can I store PavBhaji leftovers?

Absolutely, leftovers can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

You can also store it in the freezer for up to 3 months in the freezer-safe containers.

Just thaw the bhaji overnight in the refrigerator and serve with the dinner rolls.

How to make Instant Pot Pav Bhaji?

Gather all of the required ingredients & let's get started.

Instant Pot Pav Bhaji

Pour some olive oil into the Instant Pot.

Saute previously chopped onions & mince garlic for 3 minutes.

Instant Pot Pav Bhaji

Now, add chopped red bell peppers.

Instant Pot Pav Bhaji

Add previously peeled & chopped potatoes.

Instant Pot Pav Bhaji

Now add previously chopped carrots and some water.

Instant Pot Pav Bhaji

Let's add some chopped tomatoes and cauliflower.

Mix it all.

Instant Pot Pav Bhaji

It's time for us to add spices to the recipe.

Add salt, the magical PavBhaji masala, and red chili powder.

Instant Pot Pav Bhaji

Now we will add some green peas, butter, and shredded ginger.

Mix it all.

Instant Pot Pav Bhaji

Set the pot to High Pressure for 8 minutes.

Do a Natural Release afterward.

Instant Pot Pav Bhaji

Take the cooked meal and blend it well.

Dish out the blended mixture and enjoy 🙂

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Blended mixture of chicken, carrots, onion and tomatoes with lemon slice on top

Instant Pot Pav Bhaji

A flavorsome buttery and creamy dish packed with a blend of crunchy vegetables and traditional Indian flavors!
5 from 5 votes
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: bell pepper, butter, Pav Bhaji, Potatoes
Prep Time: 9 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 5
Author: Corrie


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ onion
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 potatoes peeled and chopped
  • 2 small carrots cut in pieces
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tomatoes chopped
  • 1 cup cauliflower cut in small pieces
  • 2 tablespoon ginger shredded
  • 1 ½ teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon pavbhaji masala
  • 1 ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup green peas
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • ½ tablespoon lemon juice for serving


  • Press saute and add olive oil.
  • Add onion and garlic and saute for 3 minutes.
  • Add bell pepper, potato, carrots, and water and stir well.
  • Add tomatoes, cauliflower, salt, pavbhaji masala, red chili powder, green peas, ginger and butter and mix well.
  • Close the lid and cook on high pressure for 8 minutes.
  • When cooking time is complete, wait for a natural pressure release.
  • Blend the mixture using a hand blender or an immersion blender.
  • Stir in lemon juice and serve 🙂


Calories: 177kcal Carbohydrates: 28g Protein: 6g Fat: 6g Saturated Fat: 1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 1mg Sodium: 1215mg Potassium: 828mg Fiber: 6g Sugar: 8g Vitamin A: 2425IU Vitamin C: 105mg Calcium: 63mg Iron: 2mg


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