Tawa Pulao is a famous Mumbai street food. It is made with veggies and rice sauteed with pav bhaji masala and other spices and herbs. It is an easy and simple rice recipe. As the name suggests, this Pulao is made using a tawa. You can also make this Pulao using kadai or frying pan. Whenever you have leftover rice, you can easily prepare this Tawa pulao. To make this pulao first, cook or steam the veggies. I won’t make this pulao very spicy, but if you want a spicy version you can increase the red chili powder.
Tawa Pulao can be served as a main dish. This pualo can be served with raita, yogurt, or with any veggie salad. You can accompany this pulao with mango or with any of your favorite pickle and roasted papad. One of the main ingredients for making this pulao is pav bhaji masala, you can either use homemade or store-bought pav bahji masala.
Tawa Pulao Recipe | How to make Tawa Pulao
Tawa Pulao is a famous Mumbai street food. It is made with veggies and rice sauteed with pav bhaji masala and other spices and herbs.
Other ingredients for Tawa Pulao
First, cook basmati rice in 4 cups of water, some salt and 2 or 3 drops of oil. The basmati rice should be cooked well and the grains should be separate.
Next, drain the rice in a colander. Allow the rice to cool completely before adding the veggies.
Next, in a pan melt butter and then add cumin seeds. Saute and stir the cumin seeds until browned.
Next, add chopped onions. Saute and stir until translucent.
Next, add the ginger garlic paste and saute until the raw aroma of ginger and garlic goes away.
Next, add chopped tomatoes and chopped capsicum.
Next, add red chili powder, pav bhaji masala and turmeric powder.
Next, Saute and stir on a low flame for about 6 to 7 minutes until the butter starts leaving the sides of the pan.
Next, add the steamed and chopped veggies- chopped carrots, peas, chopped potatoes, and salt.
Next, add the drained cooked rice.
Serve Tawa Pulao garnishing with chopped coriander leaves with onion tomato raita, or yogurt, or onion lemon salad. You can also drizzle a few drops of lemon juice.