Tawa Pulao Recipe (Tava Pulav)

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Tawa pulao recipe or Tawa Pulav- Cooked rice is sauteed with vegetables and spiced with pav bhaji masala.

Tawa Pulao Recipe | Mumbai street food recipe | Tava Pulav

Tawa pulao is popular Mumbai street food. All the pav bhaji stalls serves this delicious rice called tawa pulao. They make this in big batches earlier and give you appropriate portion with a dollop of butter on top as you order. It has flavor of pav bhaji in it.

It is not only available in Mumbai streets, but now all over the India there are many pav bhaji stalls and they serve this yummy pulao. Basically it is prepared on same tawa/tava on which pav bhaji is made. So it is known as tawa pulao.

It can be made from left over rice at home. But dear husband likes this pulav so much; I do specially cook rice to make this pulao. Lots of veggies are added to this pulao, and pav bhaji masala and lemon juice take this pulao to the whole new level. It is so flavorful.

Tawa Pulao Recipe | Mumbai street food recipe | Tava Pulav

To serve it same as stall or restaurant style. Remove the pulao on serving bowl, add dollop of butter on top and lemon wedges on side.

I have used butter in the recipe to make it same as pav bhaji vendors does. But for health reason you can use oil instead. You will not miss that much flavor. Only thing is that with butter it will be little

Check out other pulao recipes
 Spicy veg pulao  //  Pudina pulao  //  Corn pulao  //  Capsicum pulao


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1) Take green peas and carrot in a microwave safe bowl, sprinkle little salt and add few tablespoons of water. Cover it and microwave it for 3-4 minutes (time varies depending on your microwave). I have used frozen peas but if you using fresh peas then you need to cook few more minutes. Alternately you can boil them or pressure cook them or steam them.

2) Heat the oil and butter in a pan. on medium heat.
Tawa Pulao Recipe | Mumbai street food recipe | Tava Pulav

3) Once hot add cumin seeds and let them sizzle a bit.

4) Then saute ginger paste, garlic paste and green chilies for a minute.
Tawa Pulao Recipe | Mumbai street food recipe | Tava Pulav

5) Mix in onions, sprinkle some salt to speed up the cooking process.

6) Cook till they are light brown in color.
Tawa Pulao Recipe | Mumbai street food recipe | Tava Pulav

7) Add green pepper and tomatoes.

8) Mix well and add ¼ cup of water, so tomatoes get cook fast.
Tawa Pulao Recipe | Mumbai street food recipe | Tava Pulav

9) Add turmeric powder, red chili powder and pav bhaji masala.

10) Mix well.
Tawa Pulao Recipe | Mumbai street food recipe | Tava Pulav

11) Let it cook till tomatoes are almost mushy and oil starts leave the sides of the pan.

12) Add cooked peas and carrots.
Tawa Pulao Recipe | Mumbai street food recipe | Tava Pulav

13) Mix and cook for 2 minutes.

14) Add cooked rice.
Tawa Pulao Recipe | Mumbai street food recipe | Tava Pulav

15) Mix everything very gently without breaking the rice grains. cook for 2 minutes, so rice gets heated through.

16) Finally squeeze some lemon juice, mix and it is ready to serve.
Tawa Pulao Recipe | Mumbai street food recipe | Tava Pulav

Make this delicious and exactly same tasting as street stalls tawa pulao at home. Enjoy..

Serving suggestions: Serve this tawa pulav with onion raita or onion-tomato raita or plain yogurt. Have some roasted papad on side to have some crunch.

Tawa Pulao Recipe | Mumbai street food recipe | Tava Pulav

Tawa Pulao Recipe | Mumbai street food recipe | Tava Pulav
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Tawa Pulao Recipe (How to make Tava Pulav recipe)

US measuring cups are used (1 cup = 240 ml)
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian, Mumbai street food
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Yield 2 -3 Servings
Author Kanan

Ingredients (1 cup = 240 ml)

  • 3 cups Cooked rice
  • ½ cup Green peas
  • ½ cup Carrot chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • ½ teaspoon Ginger paste or freshly grated or crushed
  • ½ teaspoon Garlic paste or freshly grated
  • 3 Green chilies chopped
  • ½ cup Onion finely chopped
  • ½ cup Capsicum (Green bell pepper) chopped
  • 1 ¼ cups Tomato finely chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 2 teaspoons Red chili powder
  • 4 teaspoons Pav Bhaji masala
  • ¼ cup Water
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon juice
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

Preparation:

  1. Take green peas and carrot in a microwave safe bowl, sprinkle little salt and add few tablespoons of water.
  2. Cover it and microwave it for 3-4 minutes. I have used frozen peas but if you using fresh peas then you need to cook few more minutes.
  3. Alternately you can boil them or pressure cook them or steam them.

Making tawa pulao recipe:

  1. Heat the oil and butter in a pan on medium heat.
  2. Once hot add cumin seeds. Let them sizzle a bit.
  3. Then saute ginger paste, garlic paste and green chilies for a minute.
  4. Mix in onions, sprinkle some salt to speed up the cooking process.
  5. Cook till they are light brown in color.
  6. Add green pepper and tomatoes.
  7. Mix well and add ¼ cup of water, so tomatoes get cooked fast.
  8. Add turmeric powder, red chili powder and pav bhaji masala. Mix well.
  9. Let it cook till tomatoes are almost mushy and oil starts leave the sides of the pan.
  10. Add cooked peas and carrots. Mix and cook for 2 minutes.
  11. Add cooked rice.
  12. Mix everything very gently without breaking the rice grains.
  13. cook for 2 minutes, so rice gets heated through.
  14. Finally squeeze some lemon juice, mix.
  15. Turn off the stove.
  16. Top it with butter before serving. It is optional.

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