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Instant Pot Pav Bhaji saves the day!

As Friday rolls along, your menu options are pretty much limited. Seriously though, what do you cook to finish up 3 medium-sized potatoes, half a bell pepper, few cauliflower florets and some tomatoes?? You guessed right - Bombay pav bhajji 😋!

Here is a simple step-by-step recipe using minimal spices and whatever vegetables you wish to finish up!

Step 1: Cook vegetables in the instant pot

* Throw the following in the IP-

3 roughly cut potatoes (washed and peeled)
1cup green peas (frozen or fresh)
4-5 chopped tomatoes
half a head of cauliflower chopped 
1 tsp Kashmiri Chilli powder 
1 tbs Pav Bhaji Masala
half tsp turmeric powder 
Salt to taste
Vegetables cut and washed for Pav Bhaji recipe

* Add a cup of water and close the IP. Turn on, Manual High Pressure 10 min. Natural release

Vegetables steamed in the Instant Pot for 10 mins

Roughly mash up the vegetables using a masher.

Half pureed vegetables in the Instant Pot

Step 2: Get the stove top masala ready 

* Add the following in a pan on medium heat-

2-3 tbs butter
2 cloves chopped garlic
1/2 cup chopped onions
1tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp kashmiri chilli powder

Sauteing SpiceFix cumin seeds and Kashmiri chili powder in butter
Suateing chopped onions with SpiceFix spices - Turmeric, Kashmiri Chili Powder, Cumin Seeds

* Add 1/2 cup medium chopped capsicum

SpiceFix spices simmering with the onion, ginger, garlic in a pan

* Add 1 tbsp pav bhaji masala

showcasing SpiceFix Pav Bhaji Masala to be added to the pan

* Mix in the mashed vegetables from the instant pot.

Adding vegetable mix to the spiced puree with SpiceFix spices
Showcasing very aromatic Pav Bhaji dish made with Spicefix Pav Bhaji Masala Blend, served along side perfectly buttered bread

Squeeze some fresh lime, garnish with cilantro and enjoy with Pav (bread)!

Delicious bite of the Pav Bhaji being enjoyed with a buttered piece of bread