Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Tawa Pulao - Mumbai Special Street Food Tawa Pulav


Tawa Pulao Recipe
Tawa Pulao was totally new to me when many bloggers posted it but found it quite interesting when I read it as the mumbai special street food. So I made the homemade pav bhaji masala first which is the star ingredient for this pulao then went ahead making this tawa pulav. Tawa pulao is a famous street food which is cooked on the same tawa, pav bhaji masala is made.

Often when I plan to try new dishes there always runs so many behind thoughts as and how it will taste as I am a person who stick to the comfort zone yes always when it comes to food. So even after googling and settling down with Sanjeev Kapoors recipe I was like will the pulao taste like rice mixed with pav bhaji masala?! yes thats me :) But the recipe proved me wrong as it is a total unique variation to the usual pulao and we totally loved the combo with onion raita. 
Tawa Pulao Recipe
Tawa Pulao Recipe  Ingredients
Recipe Reference : Sanjeev Kapoor
  • Cooked basmati rice – 1 cup
  • Onion – 1, chopped finely
  • Tomatoes –  1 chopped
  • Boiled Vegetables - 1/2 cup
  • Carrots – 1 big, diced into small pieces
  • Green peas – 1/4 cup
  • Capsicum – 3 tbsp chopped
  • Ginger garlic paste - 2 tsp
  • Garam masala powder - 1/4 tsp(optional)
  • Pav Bhaji masala powder – 1.5 tsp
  • Red Chili powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp chopped
  • Salt - to taste
    To temper:
    • Butter - 1 tsp (optional)
    • Oil – 1/2 tbsp
    • Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
    Tawa Pulao Recipe
    Method:
    1.Pressure cook the vegetables for just 2 whistles, drain water and keep aside. Heat butter+oil in a nonstick pan - add jeera allow it to crackle. Then add ginger garlic paste and onion.
    Tawa Pulao Recipe - Step1
    2.Fry till slightly browned, Then add tomato and saute till mushy and raw smell leaves.
    Tawa Pulao Recipe - Step2
    3.Then add capsicum and saute for a minute without losing the crunchness.Add red chilli powder , garam masala powder and pav bhaji masala powder and saute till the spice powder is well blended with the veggies.
    Tawa Pulao Recipe - Step3
    4.Then add the boiled veggies. Add little water (just for the spices to combine) and required salt and combine.
    Tawa Pulao Recipe - Step4
    5.Once the curry is well coated with the veggies and the gravy is thick add cooked rice and mix well. Cook in high heat for 2mins then switch it off. Squeeze lemon juice and add chopped coriander leaves. 
    Tawa Pulao Recipe - Step5
    You can also squeeze lemon juice while serving.Serve hot with onion raita.
    Tawa Pulao Recipe
    My Notes:
    • Adding garam masala is my choice, you can just skip it too.
    • Make sure the veggies dont lose its crunchnesss which is the speciality of this pulao.
    • Onion raita is the best combination for this tawa pulao, but you can serve it with cucumber raita too.
    • The veggies can be pressure cooked in advance else you can add water and cook it in pan too.
    • Presoak the rice for 15mins then pressure cook the rice for 3 whistles with 1(rice):1.5 cups(water)  so that rice is cooked with grains separated.
    Tawa Pulao Recipe

    35 comments:

    1. Love Tawa pulao, its tasty delicious & super quick to make

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    2. Delicious and colorful tawa pulao. Wonderful dish.
      Deepa

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    3. Love the idea of home-made pav bhaji masala... not tried that yet.. must be super flavorful.

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    4. This is one dish I have yet to taste...as always sharmi your pics are awesome.

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    5. One of my fav Mumbai food.looks delicious

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    6. this is my fav too...looks very inviting!!!

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    7. i hadn't heard of this either. looks pretty spicy!

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    8. Looks yum!
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    9. One of our fav!! So easy to make & yet a avery addictive pulao!! U can blindly follow SK`s recipes always..I had referred his tawa pulao recipe too when making for the 1st time..Yours has come out perfect Sharmi :)

      Prathima Rao
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    10. love this preparation, quick and so delicious!

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    11. Lovely Tawa Pulao. Looks great!

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    12. Yummy Pulav.. I have been following your blog quite .. nice recipes and ur presentation is really good. Also I like your frequent updates... Keep it up.

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    13. Yummm my very fav one :) way too tempting.

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    14. Yummy and super easy dish!
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    15. Nice way to make separate servings too!

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    16. pulao looks delicious!
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    17. even i wanted to try this for long time. thnx for sharing. will try soon..

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    18. Never made it before, love the ingredients pic a lot :)

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    19. Looks yum. heard and read and eaten it so many times but never tried it. Must make asap.
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    20. The use of pav bhaji masala was what made me try Tawa pulav. Its something I make quite often now with paneer and some tomato sauce added. One of my easy, fav dishes to make for unexpected guests.

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    21. Very tempting and easy one pot meal.

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    22. Hi
      can u please post pachapairu sadam?
      your rice items are really delicious.Thanks :)

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    23. @Haritha : Sure will post it if I find and get a good recipe :)

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    24. Beautiful and tempting tawa pulao…makes your stomach grumble instantly!! - Visit My Site

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    25. Lovely... Tasted very well with raita. Thank you!!! :)

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    26. its nice..sharmi pls post egg briyani

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