Monday, September 24, 2012

Tawa Pulao - A Popular Mumbai Street Food




One of the greatest advantages of being an active food blogger is that you get to know some of the dishes that are becoming popular and is the “in thing”. Tawa Pulao is one such dish, which I was introduced to through the blog world.

Tawa Pulao is a popular Mumbai street food. The recipe sounded and looked very delicious and finally I was tempted to try out my version, which is adapted from Chef Sanjeev Kapoor’s. Believe me the first time I tried it, not just me but the entire household, including the maid just loved it and I am hooked on to this simple, quick and really delicious rice ever since. The secret ingredient is the humble Pav Bhaji Masala. It lends a unique flavor to this rice.



Serves 2

What you’ll need
  1. Basmathi Rice – 1 cup
  2. Onions – 2 Medium, chopped
  3. Tomato – 3 Medium, chopped
  4. Capsicum – 1 small, chopped
  5. Green Chilly -1 slit
  6. Garlic – 2 cloves, finely chopped
  7. Red Chilly Powder – ½ tsp
  8. Pav Bhaji Masala – 1 tbsp
  9. Turmeric Powder – ¼ tsp
  10. Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
  11. Butter – 2 tbsp
  12. Fresh Coriander Leaves – 2 tsp finely chopped
  13. Salt to taste

Method
  1. Wash and soak the basmathi rice for 20 minutes. Cook it for 3 whistles with 2 cups of water.
  2. Heat a Kadai with butter. Add the cumin seeds.
  3. Now add chopped onions, slit green chillies and garlic. Saute for 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Next add capsicum and sauté for another 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Now add tomatoes, and turmeric powder and fry till the tomatoes become soft and mushy.
  6. Add red chilly powder, and pav bhaji masala. Fry for a minute.
  7. Now add the cooked, cooled rice and salt to taste. Stir on medium flame until everything blends well.
  8. Check seasoning and garnish with fresh coriander leaves.

That’s it simple and delicious tawa pulao is ready. Serve it along with a raita of your choice.





Note:
  1. You can add veggies like green peas, boiled and cubed potatoes and carrots as well and make it more healthier. (Since I was out of any of the above veggies, I went ahead and prepared it with whatever was available)
  2. Increase or decrease the spice level as per your taste.
  3. A dash of lemon juice can be added at the end, but I prefer not to, since the tomatoes are tangy enough. If adding lemon juice, reduce the number of tomatoes to 2.

23 comments:

Prathima Rao said...

Looks so very inviting & flavorful.
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

wow that really tempting,didnt tasted this also...pls pass it:)

Priya said...

Irresistible pulao, inviting and yummy..

jeyashrisuresh said...

Super tempting and yummy pulao. nice presentation too

Sanoli Ghosh said...

I am drooling over here, so tempting pulao, just love it.

Today's recipe:
http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.com/2012/09/fish-methi-malai.html

divya said...

wow...im droooling here!!looks amazing!

kitchen queen said...

the plate with the pulao looks very tempting delicious and inviting. I am very hungry.

Vimitha Anand said...

Nice pics and the pulao looks so tempting

Swasthi said...

simple and delicious! liked the clicks

Charul @ Tadka Masala said...

This looks yumm, nice and easy recipe. :)

Roshni said...

totally agree kaveri.. it was not a dish i knew before. but have seen it so many times that i tried it.. could not click.. will post next time i make.. you have made it perfectly

faseela said...

Great Kaveri, thanx 4 sharing such wonderful recipe....

Sangeetha said...

wow...tawa pulao looks so delicious n inviting...perfectly made n well presented!!

Julie said...

Interesting & yummy pulao,perfect for lunch boxes..bookmarked dear:)
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Nagashree said...

I am game for all one pot rice dishes, easy lunchbox recipes, this one looks lovely.

Swathi Iyer said...

Tawa pulao looks delicious love this Kaveri.

Maayeka said...

This is my favourite pulao,full of flavours.looks so tempting!

Shabbu said...

Tempting and yummy pulao..
Shabbu's Tasty Kitchen

Reshmi Mahesh said...

I too had made this last week...will post later...Yours look super...Loved the presentation..

Vidhya said...

I love tawa pulao and yours look tempting.I too had tried this recipe will try your version next time.

SouthIndianHome said...

Pulao looks delicious

Joe said...

Beautiful and tempting tawa pulao…makes your stomach grumble instantly!!

Jiah said...

ahaaa...looks absolutely yummy!

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