Saturday, May 21, 2011

Tawa Pulao

Tawa Pulao is a popular street food of Mumbai. Even through I have never tasted this on the streets, I have heard and read a lot about his. The first time I heard about this was on Sanjeev Kapoor's show, Khana Khazana. Despite being a street food, there is nothing junk about this rice. It is wholesome with all goodness of vegetables and filling. The fact that it takes just a few minutes to conjure this rice is an added bonus.

Tawa Pulao recipe
Preparation time: 20 min
Cooking time- 15min


Steamed rice- 2 cups
Onion- 1, finely chopped
Tomatoes- 2 large, finely chopped
Green beans- 8-10, chopped into 1" piece
Fresh or frozen peas- 1/2 cup
Cauliflower- 10-12 florets, bleanched
Cumin seeds- 1/ 2 tsp
Oil- 1tbsp
Ghee- 1 tbsp
salt- to taste
Sugar- 1/2tsp
Pav bhaji masala- 1tsp
Turmeric- 1/4tsp
Red chilli powder- 1/2tsp
Green chilli- 1 slit
Kasoori methi- 1/2tsp
Ginger-garlic paste- 1tsp
Lime juice- 1 tsp


  • Heat oil in a wok and add the cumin seeds.
  • Once they turn brown, add the onion and the slit green chilli and fry till onion turn pink.
  • Add the ginger-garlic paste and fry for two min
  • Add the tomatoes and fry till they become soft
  • Add the carrot, green beans and peas and fry for 3-4 min.
  • Sprinkle some water, cover and let the vegetables cook for 2 min
  • Add the turmeric, red chilli powder, pav bhaji masala, Kasoori methi, salt and sugar and fry for 3 min
  • Add the cooked rice and ghee and mix well.
  • Take off the heat and stir in the lime juice.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and sever hot with Raita of your choice.
  • Take off the heat and 


  1. Absolutely love it dear ~ the shots are really really nice!
    US Masala

  2. Looks delicious and spicy.Mouthwatering recipe

  3. Such a fluffy flavorful looking dish .. I could eat that with no side !!

  4. Just by looking at the snaps of Tawa pulao makes me drool . Wonderful recipe dear.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  5. Love the tawa pulao dear... Looks so very flavorful and inviting...

  6. Yum that spread ...nice pics

  7. Love the pulao. clicks are so nice.

  8. Nice and very inviting one pot the colour and presentation.

  9. This is droolworthy! I'd love to try this out! Great presentation too...

  10. One of my fav pulaos!! Looks tempting :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  11. Awesome recipe.. loved your presentation:)

  12. Wat a wonderful and beautiful looking pulao,simply delicious and inviting.

  13. I just love this...just want a plate of it...yummy!!

  14. Looks wonderful& tempting and sure would have tasted good. I can finish the whole plate.

  15. That looks really yummy! I'm going to give this a try :D


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