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
Serves-4

Ingredients:

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

Method:

  • 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 


17 comments :

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

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  2. Looks delicious and spicy.Mouthwatering recipe

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

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

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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

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  6. Yum ..love that spread ...nice pics

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  7. Love the pulao. clicks are so nice.

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

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

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

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  11. Awesome recipe.. loved your presentation:)
    Reva

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

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

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

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

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