Monday, July 22
Pav bhaji

Pav bhaji In A Pressure Cooker | Pressure Cooker Pav Bhaji Recipe

The Pressure Cooker Pav Bhaji recipe is a time-saving and convenient method to make this popular Mumbai street food. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to prepare it:


For Pav Bhaji Masala:

6 Pav buns
2 tbsp Butter
1 tbsp Cooking oil
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
2 Big onions, finely chopped
3 Tomatoes, finely chopped
2 tbsp Capsicum, finely chopped
1 Carrot, finely chopped
3 Potatoes, finely chopped
10 Cauliflower florets
2 small pieces of Beetroot (for bright color)
1/4 cup Green peas
1/2 tsp Red chilli powder
1 tbsp Pav Bhaji masala powder
Salt and water, as needed
Coriander leaves, to garnish

For Tadka:

1 tbsp Butter
1/2 tsp Pav Bhaji masala powder
2 tsp Kasoori methi

For Pav Bun:

1 tbsp Butter
1/2 tsp Pav Bhaji masala powder
1 tbsp Coriander leaves, finely chopped


Wash and finely chop the onions, tomatoes, and vegetables (capsicum, carrot, potatoes, cauliflower). Set them aside.

In the Prestige pressure cooker, heat butter and cooking oil.

Add cumin seeds and let them splutter. Sauté the chopped onions until they become transparent, then add ginger-garlic paste and sauté until the raw smell disappears.

Add the chopped tomatoes and cook until they turn mushy.

Mix in the turmeric powder, red chilli powder, pav bhaji masala powder, and salt. Stir well and add the chopped vegetables.

Pour in the required amount of water, close the pressure cooker with its lid, and pressure cook on low flame for one or two whistles.

Once the steam is released, open the pressure cooker and mash the cooked vegetables and masala using a potato masher. The mixture should have a paste-like consistency.

If the bhaji is too thick, add a little more water and boil for a minute. Then, switch off the flame.

In a tadka pan, melt butter and add pav bhaji masala powder and crushed Kasoori methi. Mix well and add this tadka to the pav bhaji. Stir to combine all the flavors.

Garnish the bhaji with fresh coriander leaves and set it aside.

For the Pav buns, take each bun and slit it. Heat butter in a dosa tawa and add a little pav bhaji masala powder and chopped coriander leaves. Dip the pav buns in this masala and cook both sides until they become soft.

Remove the pav buns from the tawa and serve hot with the prepared pav bhaji masala, finely chopped onions, and a lemon wedge.

Enjoy this flavorful and easy-to-make Pressure Cooker Pav Bhaji with your family and friends!