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Best Pav Bhaji

Sarah & Safiyah
Buttered toast served with a spicy concoction of mashed vegetables
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people


  • Pressure Cooker
  • Pan
  • Pot big enough for the Pav Bhaji


For the Vegetable Purée:

  • 200 g potatoes
  • 100 g beans
  • 100 g carrot
  • 1 small capsicum
  • 2 cauliflower heads optional

For the Bhaji:

  • 2 large tomatoes finely chopped
  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp pav bhaji masala
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 4 tbsp Oil
  • Salt to taste


  • In a pressure cooker, add carrots, beans, potatoes, capsicum, and cauliflower and cook for about 20-25 minutes
  • Mash the vegetables roughly with a masher till it turns into an almost purée consistency
  • In a large pot, add oil & onion and sauté for about 5 minutes
  • Then, add ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder, pav bhaji masala, and salt and cook thoroughly
  • Next, add tomatoes and cook until they are mushy
  • Add vegetable purée and let cook for about 10 minutes
  • Garnish with coriander & serve with buttered pav


Keyword Easy Recipe, Vegetarian