Friday, May 01, 2009

Tawa Pulao

This is supposedly a roadside recipe popular in Mumbai. I have never heard of it before this and never ate it before but it sounded quick and interesting. I think the pav bhaji masala makes all the difference and gives it a unique taste. So I tried it out. I used this recipe as a reference. I just added onions, tomatoes and carrot because that is all I had at hand but you can add any number of veggies to this dish and make it healthier. This is some thing I would make when I have leftover rice and some veggies that I want to get rid of:)

  1. Cooked basmati rice - 2 cups
  2. Onion - 1 chopped
  3. Tomatoes - Chopped 1 cup
  4. Carrot - 3 julienne cut
  5. Beans - Chopped into 1/2 inch long pieces, 1 cup
  6. Potatoes - 1/2 cup small cubes
  7. Peas - 1 cup
  8. Ginger garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
  9. Pav bhaji masala - 2 tsps
  10. Oil - 1 tsp
  11. Jeera - 1 tsp
  12. Cardamom - 2 pods
  13. Cloves - 3
  14. Cinnamon - 1/2 inch long
  15. Bay leaf - 1
  16. Whole black pepper - 1 tsp
  17. Corriander - chopped 1/2 cup
  18. Lemon juice - 1 tsp
  19. Salt
  1. Heat the oil in a pan and add the cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, bay leaf, jeera and sautee until you can smell the spices.
  2. Add the onions and cook until golden brown. Then add the ginger garlic paste and cook for a min. Add the tomatoes and cook until they are well done.
  3. Add the veggies and salt and cook until the veggies are done. You can microwave the potatoes in advance to cook it fast.
  4. Add the pav bhaji masala and rice and mix well.
  5. Garnish with corriander and lemon juice. and enjoy with boondi raita.


Vinitha said...

looks very colorful and yummy....

Smita said...

it is pretty yummy and different tasting because of the pav bhaji masala

TheCooker said...

pav-bhaaji pulao?
wow that must taste good.

your jewelry looks good.
accepting custom orders? :)

Smita said...

hehe yes it does taste pretty good...:)

I am not really selling jewellery yet but if some piece appeals to you let me know and I will send it to you:)

Nupur said...

Smita- that looks so colorful and tasty.

Thanks a lot for stopping by my blog to say hello!

Vaidehi said...

Hi Smita,

Sorry for replying late. Thank you for using my recipe as reference for Tawa Pulao.

Delicious Marathi Recipes

john said...

What a great combination of colors and flavors. It looks so beautiful! so delicious! Will try it soon. Thanks so much for sharing.

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bhavya said...

I tried your Tawa Pulao and It came out excellent...A colourful dish which is easy to prepare..My Mother in law who is a great cook said "Is excellent, Its like one you get in Restaurant", What else i can ask for..Thanks once again.

Smita said...

Thanks Bhavya! Glad you enjoyed it:)