A mixture of smashed vegetables with spices and herbs. Tastes best served with butter grilled bread and onion + tomato salad. This is an Indian street food favorite!
Place all of the vegetables in the "steam and mash vegetable" category in an Instant Pot. Close the lid, set the vent to sealing, and set it to 5 minutes high pressure.
Let the Instant Pot cool down completely before opening.
Mash the vegetables with a masher VERY slightly (do not puree).
NOTE: Feel free to use a traditional pressure cooker instead of an Instant Pot.
Heat a generous amount of oil in a pan on medium-high heat. (⅓ cup)
Add the finely diced onions and cook until golden brown.
Add the tomatoes and mix well.
Add ginger, garlic, turmeric, red chili powder, and ½ of the pav bhaji masala.
Mix well and lower the head to medium.
Add the tomato paste + water mixture and combine well.
Cook until the water from the tomatoes have evaporated (about 1-2 minutes)
Mix in the mashed vegetables.
Add ½ stick of salted butter.
OPTIONAL: Add water until the Pav Bhaji is at a consistency you like.
Add the remainder of the pav bhaji masala and all of the cilantro.
Taste test and add salt accordingly.
Mix and plate it with a tbsp cut/chunk of salted butter, more fresh cilantro, and optional fresh green garlic.
Serve it with warm butter grilled bread + onion and tomato salad.
Recipe Courtesy of The Curry Mommy