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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
Servings 2 Servings
Calories 356kcal
Author Kanan


  • 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



  • 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. 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.

Making tawa pulao recipe:

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


Calories: 356kcal | Carbohydrates: 51.8g | Protein: 7.9g | Fat: 14.9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 1296mg | Potassium: 750mg | Fiber: 8.2g | Sugar: 11.1g
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 serving
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