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Friday, September 23, 2016

A - Z Rice Dishes ~ T for Tawa Pulao

Tawa pulao is a quick rice and vegetable stir fry that is popular on the streets of Mumbai. The tawa in the title is a reference to the wide, flat griddle on which this pulao is made though it is not necessary to use one while preparing this rice at home as it is not a convenient option. The vegetables and spices are cooked on a hot sizzling griddle after tempering, with the addition of water/spicy broth as needed and then the cooked rice is mixed at the end, making it a quick stir fry dish. I however cooked vegetables as I prefer. This is a dish where you can use an assortment of vegetables of your choice or availability. I have used tomatoes, capsicum, carrot and peas here though potato and cauliflower would also make a good addition.
2 cups cooked Basmati rice
1 to 2 tbsp. oil
1 tsp. cumin seeds
1 big onion, finely chopped
1/2 tsp. ginger paste
1/2 tsp. garlic paste (I omitted it.)
2 small tomatoes, finely chopped
1 big carrot, peeled and finely cubed
4 to 6 tbsp. fresh or frozen green peas
1 small green capsicum, finely chopped
1/8 tsp. turmeric powder
3/4 tsp. red chili powder
1.5 tsp. pav bhaji masala
Salt to taste
Minced cilantro to garnish
1 tbsp. lime / lemon juice
* Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds. When they start to brown, add onion and saute until they start to brown. Next add ginger and garlic paste and saute for few seconds. 
* Then add tomato, capsicum, carrot and peas, chili powder, pav bhaji masala,turmeric and salt. Cook until the vegetables are cooked to desired consistency. Add a little water if needed while cooking the veggies.
* Add the cooked rice, minced coriander leaves and lemon juice to the pan and gently mix. Cook for a minute or two and serve hot.

Recipes so far in A - Z Rice Dishes,  
A for Achaari Chole Pulao
B for Bhuna Khichuri
C for Chintapandu Pulihora
D for Dindigul Thalapakatti Veg Biryani
E for Ellorai / Ellotharai  
F for Fodnicha Bhaat 
G for Gongura Pulihora 
H for Hare Moong ki Chaaswaali Khichdi 
I for Iyengar Style Kadambam 
J for Jodhpuri Vegetable Pulao 
K for Kaju - Karivepaku Annam 
L for Lilva Khichdi
M for Mamidikaaya - Kobbari Pulihora 
N for Narali Bhaat
O for Oliya 
P for Peas Pulao 
Q for Qabooli Biryani 
R for Ram Pulao / Rajasthani Gatte Ka Pulao
S for Spinach layered Biryani

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MySpicyKitchen said...

Tawa pulao is colorful and a flavorful one pot meal.

Gayathri Kumar said...

This colourful rice is one of my fav rice varieties. Looks so delicious..

Kalyani said...

My personal fav which is now being loved by the elder kid as well . This has come out so well :))

Priya Suresh said...

The popular Mumbari street food, never get bored of this fantastic rice dish. Yours looks stunning Suma.

vaishali sabnani said...

Tawa Pulao might be a Mumbai special but very popular here too . Yours looks colorful and tempting , just needs a dollop of butter 😀

Harini R said...

Very colorful and flavorful. The Pav bhaji masala makes it look and taste good as well. I usually mix rice in the leftover bhaji of pav bhaji and dub it as tawa pulao :)

Srividhya said...

yummy puloa. This is in my todo list for a long time. Need to try it out soon.

Nalini's Kitchen said...

This is one such colorful and flavorful pulao..

Smruti Ashar said...

Tawa Pulao is our favorite rice dish. Loved your version there!

Pavani said...

Such a colorful and spicy looking tawa pulao.

Archana said...

Takes me back to BM 25 where I tasted this pulao for the first time. Yum.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

Perfect choice for the alphabet and this is a killer recipe. So colorful and flavorful!

cookingwithsapana said...

One of my fav pulao from Mumbai. Looks very inviting.

Srivalli said...

The colour and texture of the rice ingredients looks so nicely done..I always enjoy this version of rice..very good one..