Tawa Pulao

Tawa pulao is a very famous street food in Mumbai. When I browsed for the recipe, I was quite surprised to find the secret ingredient used here is pavbhaji masala. It certainly imparts a nice flavour and a typical street food spicy taste to the pulao. I have made this quite a few times at home and it was liked by one and all.

Tawa Pulao


2 cups basmati rice, cook and allow it to cool
2 tbsps oil
1 tsp cumin seeds
2 green chillies, slit lenghtwise
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 onion, finely chopped
2 tomatoes, finely chopped
1 cup chopped vegetables - carrot, capsicum, beans
1/2 cup green peas
1/2  tsp red chilli powder
1 tbsp pav bhaji masala
salt to taste
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
coriander leaves, for garnishing


1: Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds and let it splutter.

2: Then add green chillies, onions and ginger garlic paste and saute till the onions turn translucent. 

3: Add tomatoes and cook for 3-4 minutes stirring continuously.

4: Add pav bhaji masala, red chilli powder and saute for 1 minute.

5: Now  add all the vegetables, green peas, salt and stir well. Cook till the vegetables are soft.

6: Finally add lemon juice, rice and stir well on a medium flame for about a minute.

7: Garnish with coriander leaves and serve HOT!!!!!

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