Instant-Pot Marathi Pav Bhaji

Instant Pot Marathi Pav Bhaji

Shivangi Rao
By Shivangi Rao
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Entrees, Vegetarian Dishes
Servings 4


  • Instant Pot


  • 2 tbsp grass-fed ghee
  • 2 medium-sized Yukon gold potatoes washed peeled, and diced
  • 3 carrots washed peeled, and diced
  • 1 16 oz bag frozen cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1/4 cup water 1/2 cup if not using frozen veggies
  • 1 large yellow onion diced
  • 1 12 oz can organic diced tomatoes
  • 4 large cloves garlic grated
  • 1- inch ginger grated
  • 2.5 tbsp Everest brand Pav Bhaji Masala no substitutions – I get mine on Amazon. Use the link here to find it on my Amazon storefront!
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne powder
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp salt adjust and add more to your liking at the end
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • Chopped red onions cilantro, and some Kerrygold grass-fed salted butter for topping


  • Place Instant Pot on Saute mode. Add in ghee, onions, and a pinch of salt. Let onions cook down.
  • Add in spices and can of diced tomatoes. Continue to saute well until tomatoes are cooked down completely.
  • Add in chopped potatoes and carrots, and mix with tomatoes, onions, and spices for 3-4 minutes.
  • Then add frozen cauliflower and peas, along with salt and pepper. Mix everything well.
  • Add in half a cup of water and mix well.
  • Turn Instant Pot to pressure cook on high for 9 minutes. Make sure the pressure valve is on “sealing”.
  • While pressure cooking, chop toppings (cilantro, red onions, and any other toppings of choice for garnish at the end!).
  • Once Instant Pot is finished pressure cooking, rapidly release pressure by moving the pressure valve to “venting”.
  • Use an immersion blender (I have the Mueller brand immersion blender from Amazon – find it on my Amazon store) to mash the vegetables. I like some of my veggies still intact so the consistency is partially mashed.
  • NOTES: Typical Mumbai street food style would be completely mashed. Whichever way works! Just do what you prefer.
  • Taste and adjust seasonings (especially salt, lemon juice, and spice).
  • Garnish with toppings and serve hot with buttered grain-free buns (check out Unbun Foods), gluten-free dinner rolls, or regular dinner rolls. Enjoy!
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  1. rachel

    Just wanted to mention the timing of when to add the garlic is not written. I assumed it is at time onion is ready but 1 minute before.


    1. Shivangi Rao

      Thanks for calling that out! Will make sure to update the recipe


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