Friday, March 30, 2012

Tawa Pulao

Cooked Rice -11/2cups
Cubed Veggies -1 cup (I have used a carrot, 5 beans,few cauliflower florets, few pieces of capsicums and a
fist full of frozen peas.)
Tomato -1
Turmeric powder-1/4teaspoon
Cumin Seeds- 1teaspoon
Chilli powder- 1 teaspoon
Pav-bhaji Masala - 2 teaspoons
Lemon juice - 1 tablespoon

Cilantro leaves to Garnish

Wash and cube the veggies into uniform chunks.
Chop the tomato into fine pieces.
Sprinkle some water and microwave the Carrot-beans-peas for 2 minutes.

Heat oil in a kadai and roast the cauliflower..once it roasted, add the boiled veggies and stir fry them for 2 minutes and keep them aside. (No need to cook the capsicum)
Add some more oil in the same Kadai, and add the cumin seeds. Once they splutter, add the tomato and cook till it becomes mushy.
Now add turmeric powder,chilli powder,pav-bhaji masala, salt and cooked veggies with 2-3 tablespoons of water. Make sure that the flame is high.
Cook till the raw smell of the masala powders are gone (say 2 minutes) and add the cooked rice.Mix everything well and cook for a minutes. Garnish with cilantro, put off the stove. squeeze the lemon juice and serve hot with any raitha.
Yummy Tawa pulao is ready! Its a great make over for the left over rice.
We had it with Cucumber-onion raitha..
While returning from India in last Sep. we had a transit @ Mumbai airport. Enjoyed this Tawa pulao and Paneer curry at the airport!
We were in the waiting hall with our luggages and one chai-wala asked us about the dinner plan and he delivered this yummy food from the canteen!
Papad,onion wedges,pulao,curry everything was packed neatly and delivered with plates and spoons! We enjoyed the dinner fuss free! Mumbaikar rocks! :) :)


  1. Love how the grains are all separate. Yummy pulao.

    Event: Legumes
    Event: Fenugreek/Kasuri Methi

  2. pulao looks awesome Mahi..very well done!!

  3. nice recipe Mahi.
    need to get Pav-bhaji Masala. I'll try after that.

  4. Look so gud ...colourful n yum ..nice recipe

  5. perfectly done rice..thanx 4 info..4m nw vl visit this..n vl try usm lovely recipes vch i liked..


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