Tawa Pulao Recipe – Mumbai Style Pulao with Pav Bhaji Masala – Tava Pulav

    tawa pulao

    Tawa Pulao Recipe – Mumbai Style Pulao with Pav Bhaji Masala – Tava Pulav

    Tawa pulao or fried rice is the most popular and relished food from the streets of Mumbai. Tawa pulao as the name suggests is prepared on tawa or skillet. Making this super scrumptious tawa pulao is really quick and easy, if you have leftover rice. This version of tawa pulao is not so spicy and tangy but you can adjust the spice in the pulao as per your taste buds.

    It is prepared with stir fried vegetables i.e. green peas, capsicum and potatoes mixed with rice. There are other spices added to this pulao recipe but Pav bhaji masala is the hero of the dish. This tawa pulao recipe goes best with raita or a pickle wedge. You can make this pulao for a lunch box or for your meal on a busy day without much effort and preparations. So, try out this easy to follow recipe of tawa pualo with step-by-step pictures and enjoy!

    Directions

    Getting ready:

    Thoroughly wash and chop the tomatoes and capsicum. Then peel the green peas and keep it in a bowl.

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    Rinse the potatoes and pressure cook them. Then peel and chop the boiled potatoes in small chunks.

    tawa pulaoMaking:

    Heat a pan or tawa/skillet to prepare the pulao. Add 2-3 tbsp of butter to the pan or wok and let it melt.

    tawa pulao

    Then to it add ginger, chopped green chilly and turmeric powder. Stir it for a while constantly to roast the spices. Now add chopped tomatoes. Mix it well.

     

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    Cover and cook the tomatoes for 2-3 minutes until it becomes soft. After 2 minutes, remove the lid and slightly mash the tomatoes.

    tawa pulao

    Then add capsicum and green peas to it. Stir everything really well to mix. Cover again and continue cooking for 2-3 minutes until capsicum and peas become tender.

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    2 minutes are over now, press the peas with spatula to see whether vegetables are cooked or not. Vegetables are now cooked through. Mash everything with the spatula. Make sure you don’t mash it too much.

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    Now add red chilly powder, salt, pav bhaji masala and green coriander to it. Mix the vegetables while mashing them. Add 1/2 cup of water to it and further mash the vegetables.

    tawa pulao

    Then  to the masala add the chopped boiled potatoes. Mash the potatoes a little and mix everything really well.

    tawa pulao

    Add boiled rice to it and mix it really well with the vegetables. Transfer it to a serving plate. Mouth-watering tawa pulao is now ready.

    tawa pulaoServing:

    Garnish it with some coriander sprigs and serve this delectable and finger-licking tawa pulao with curd and raita. Enjoy!

    tawa pulao

    • For 3-4 members
    • Time – 30 minutes
    Tawa Pulao Recipe - Mumbai Style Pulao with Pav Bhaji Masala tawa pulao
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    Recipe type: Rice/Pulao Recipe
    Cuisine: Indian
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    Serves: 4
     
    Ingredients
    • Cooked rice – 1 cup
    • Tomatoes – 400 grams (finely chopped)
    • Boiled potatoes – 2 (300 grams)
    • Capsicum – 1 (finely chopped)
    • Green pea – 1 cup
    • Butter – 2 to 3 tbsp (50 to 60 grams)
    • Green coriander – 2 to 3 tbsp (finely chopped)
    • Ginger paste – 1 tsp
    • Green chilly – 1 tsp (finely chopped)
    • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
    • Red chilly powder – ¼ tsp
    • Pav bhaji masala – 2 tsp
    • Salt – 1.5 tsp (to taste)
    Instructions
    1. Wash and chop tomatoes and capsicum. Peel the green peas and keep it in a bowl.
    2. Wash and boil the potatoes. Peel and chop them in small pieces.
    3. Heat a pan or tawa. Add 2-3 tbsp of butter to the pan or wok and let it melt.
    4. Add ginger, chopped green chilly and turmeric powder. Stir it for a while.
    5. Now add chopped tomatoes. Mix it well.
    6. Cover and cook the tomatoes for 2-3 minutes until it becomes soft.
    7. After 2 minutes, remove the lid and slightly mash the tomatoes.
    8. Then add capsicum and green peas to it. Stir everything.
    9. Again cover and cook for 2-3 minutes until capsicum and peas become tender.
    10. minutes are over now, press the peas with spatula to see whether vegetables are cooked or not. Vegetables are now cooked through. Mash everything with the spatula don't mash it too much.
    11. Now add red chilly powder, salt, pav bhaji masala and green coriander to it.
    12. Mix the vegetables while mashing them.
    13. Add ½ cup of water to it and further mash the vegetables.
    14. Add the chopped boiled potatoes. Mash it and mix everything really well.
    15. Add boiled rice to it and mix it really well with the vegetables.
    16. Transfer it to a serving plate. Mouth-watering tawa pulao is now ready.
    17. Garnish it with some coriander sprigs and serve this delectable and finger-licking tawa pulao with curd and raita. Enjoy!

     

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    • Show Comments (10)

    • ganga

      Nisha ji, I like the way you teaches us every single detail for cooking. Please tell me that can I use leftover rice for making tawa pulao? Tawa pulao is my kid’s favorite recipe.

      • Nisha Madhulika

        Yes, you can make use of leftover rice.

    • lalleima

      Wow! awesome presentation. Totally delighted by the way you have explained tawa pulao recipe. Can you please let me know that whether I can add onion and garlic in mumbai styled tawa pulao recipe?

      • Nisha Madhulika

        Yes, you can use onion and garlic.

    • disha

      Mam, I’m a college going boy and I have to cook for myself so please tell me whether I can use any other rice instead of basmati rice for making tawa veg pulao?

      • Nisha Madhulika

        Yes, you can.

    • sanjana

      I am very eager to make mumbai style tawa pulao for my family but I don’t have pav bhaji masala. Please tell me a susbsitute of pav bhaji masala or tell me how to make it at home.

    • firdaus

      Mam, I made Mumbai style tawa pulao for my friends on the get-together yesterday. It was tasty but not so spicy. What can I do so that it become more spicy?

      • Nisha Madhulika

        You can increase the quantity of spices used.

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