Friday, December 4, 2009

Tawa Pulao

Tawa Pulao is one of the famous street foods of Maharashtra. You will find it on many Pav Bhaji stalls in Pune,Mumbai. It is very tasty rice dish.On pav bhaji stalls it is done on same tawa of pav bhaji. Hence tha name 'Tawa Pulao'. If you seek something spicy, this is definitely the dish for you.

1 cup rice
1 1/2 cup chopped mixed vegetables ( any combination of Capsicum, green peas, carrot, cauliflower)
3-4 green chillies ( You can also substitute chillies with 1 tsp red chilli powder)
1 onion finely chopped
1 tomato finely chopped
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 tsp Pav bhaji masala
1/2 tsp garam masala
3 tsp butter
1 tsp jeera/ Cumin seeds
1/2 tsp turmeric
2 tsp finely chopped Coriander leaves

  1. Cook rice with 1/2 tsp of oil. Adding oil makes rice granules separate. Spread cooked rice on a plate separating granules.
  2. Heat non stick pan and add butter.
  3. When butter melts add cumin seeds.
  4. Add green chillies and finely chopped onion. Fry till it turns golden brown. Add ginger garlic paste and fry for a minute.
  5. Add finely chopped tomato and fry till it becomes soft. Add turmeric.
  6. Add all the mixed vegetables. Fry for a minute and cover the lid. Let this cook for 2 minutes.
  7. Add Pav bhaji masala, garam masala. If you are using red chilli powder insted of green chillies, add red chilli powder. Add salt and fry for another 2 minutes.
  8. Add cooked rice and mix well.
  9. Garnish with coriander leaves and lemon juice.
This is my entry to Variety Rice Recipes event.

Preparation time : 15 minutes.


AshKuku said...

Very yuumilicious pulao.....A very simple & perfect prep..... I must say.... Gr8 going..


Renuka Bedre - Rao said...

Thanks Ash!!!

Suma said...

Hi Renuka! Glad to discover your blog, I loved Maharashtrian food I had when I was in Kolhapur and Mumbai. Thanks for sharing the recipes!! Will be following your posts!

Suma said...

Made this today,very delicious,family loved it. Thanks for the recipe! Will invite my friends to view this blog.

Renuka Bedre - Rao said...

Thanks Suma! m so glad u enjoyed this!

PranisKitchen said...

the name is new to me..good recipe..
pulao looks deliciou sand really liked the colors..nice picture too

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