Friday, February 18, 2011

Tawa Pulao

Tawa-pulao is my daughter’s favorite and a well-loved street food in Mumbai. Tawa Pulao is sold on Mumbai Streets in almost all corners, junctions or roads of Mumbai Just like Pav Bhaji people have craze to eat Tawa Pulao. It is made from rice and mixed vegetables and tossed with Indian spices &all stir-fried together on a large griddle-like pan called a Tawa, it is deliciouseasy and simple to make and Tastes fantastic and very satisfying meal.

            Rice- 1 cup
            Onion - 1cut into thin strips
            Tomato - 1chopped
            Green bell pepper - 1cubed
            Potato -1 cut into thin stris
            Carrot - 1cut into round discs/long strips
            Cauliflower florets-1 cup
            Green peas - handful fresh/frozen
            Garam Masala-1 tsp
            Cumin seeds-1 tsp
            Bay leaves-2
            Ginger-garlic paste-1 tsp
            Pav Bhaji Masala -2 tsp
            Kitchen King Masala -1 tsp
            Lemon juice-1 tsp
            Chopped cilantro - handful For garnish
            Ghee/Butter-2 tbsp
            Salt as per taste

1.Wash Basmati Rice and drain water completely. Keep aside for 10 to15 minutes.

2.Heat a tsp of ghee in a heavy bottom vessel & fry rice until fragrant then add 1½ to 1¾ cup water. 
3.Add salt to taste. Cook rice in a pot or pressure cooker such that each grain is separate. Keep aside to cool.

4.Boil the vegetables in a Kadai till 3/4th done. Don’t overcook because we are going to let it to cook again.

5.Heat a nonstick Tawa or a heavy bottomed pan over medium heat. Add 2 tsp butter; let it melt down. Then add Cumin seeds and& bay leaves.

6.Add Onion and sauté. Once Onion is done, add Bell Pepper and Carrots. Sauté for 2-3 minutes. Do not overcook. 

7.Add Cauliflower, Tomato. Stir well and let it cook for 1-2 minutes. Add Green Peas, Potato and Pavbhaji Masala. Add salt to taste,  cook till oil separates.

8.In a large Pan/Tawa, add a tsp of Butter and add garam masala & Kitchen King Masala to it. Sauté for 10-15 seconds and mix it with the Tawa Bhaji. Then add the cooked rice and lemon juice  mix well on a low Heat. 
9.Garnish with chopped Cilantro and serve hot with Raita.


Raks said...

Love tawa pulao,looks irresistible,good one :)

Indian Khana said...

Looks so gud ...I am yet to try tawa pulao

vidhas said...

new to me, looks inviting, will surely try.

Priya Suresh said...

Fabulous looking tawa pulao...makes me hungry..

Unknown said...

love this..I make this often..

Hema Mahen said...

Looks yummy :)