Friday, 19 October 2012

Tawa Pulao

Time to feast after a hectic week and a hectic previous weekend! Eventhough travelling is fun , it drains off the energy , especially in this dry heat! Last weekend was all in travelling to and fro ..Mumbai Nasik Mumbai! That explains the absence or rather bombardment of  recipes on the blog!
So when finally its a friday holding an eager weekend behind and that too a festive one, I had to gather up all my energy to put up something interesting!
Fridays call for street food! I love this part of routine...So friday dinners are mostly unconventional , with either chaats, Kachoris,wraps ,Pavbhajis or some tingling ,tangy stuff!
So todays Friday Fever rises with a simple, and flavourful Tawa Pulao!! A native to Mumbai , this Pulao is enjoyed by everyone, standing by the Chaat carts or at any regular restaurants!
What makes it different from regualr pulaos and biryanis??... Its a Chaat touch to the rice! I prefer calling it Tangy and Spicy Pavbhaji Rice! A salute to the one who invented it...simple yummy and nurtitious too!


2 Cups Boiled or Cooked Rice,Preferrably a Basmati
1 Medium Onion Sliced
1 Chopped Tomato
1 Small Chopped Capsicum
1/4 Cup Chopped French Beans
1/4 Cup Chopped Carrots
1/2 cup Green Peas
1/2 Cup Chopped Cauliflower
1 Medium Potato Boiled and Diced
1 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
1 tsp Cumin seeds or Jeera
1 tsp Red Chilly powder
1/2 tsp Turmeric
2 tsp Pav Bhaji Masala
1 tsp Namak Shamak or as per taste
1/2 Lemon Juice
1/2 tsp Sugar
2 tsp Oil
1 tbsp Butter
Chopped Coriander for garnish

Getting ingredients ready!

Heat oil and butter together in a pan and add cumin seeds. Once they crackle , add onion and saute till translucent.
Add ginger garlic paste and fry till raw smell goes off.
Now add tomatoes and fry on a low flame , till its pulpy and mashed.

Add the capsicum, beans,peas,cauliflower,carrots and mix.

Add 1/2 cup water , salt and cover and cook for 2-3 mins, till the vegetables are cooked.
Alternately, to save time, you can boil or blanch the vegetables in hot water in advance and use them.
Now add the diced boiled potatoes and lemon juice and sugar and mix well.
Add the boiled rice and gently fold it with the vegetable masala.( The rice should be so cooked that the grains are fluffy and should not stick to each other)

Cover the lid and cook for 1 min.
Transfer in a serving bowl and garnish with chopped coriander.

Serve hot with Raita and papad.

Complete yummy meal!

 This is our entry for Mission street food contest hosted at

1 comment:

  1. Looks Delicious.. Thanks for sending for my event..
    Ongoing Event + Giveaway: Mission Street Food


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