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Monday, March 21, 2016

Tawa Pulao | Mumbai Street Food ~ Tawa Pulao

Tawa Pulao is a famous street food, most popular dish in the pav bhaji stalls on Juhu Beach. Cooked rice is tempered with spices and vegetables on the same tava or griddle in which Pav bhaji is made.
At home we can use this recipe to freshen up any left over rice with your choice of vegetables. I have not used any vegetables, as I have shown the basic recipe or to give you the basic idea of the dish.

  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • 1 tsp grated garlic
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tbsp pav bhaji masala
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp whole cumin
  • Cooked vegetables of your choice (carrot, green peas, potato etc)
  • Chopped coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 tbsp cooking oil / butter/ ghee

  • Prepare 2 cups of rice and set aside to cool.
  • Chop and boil vegetables of your choice
  • Chop 1 onion, 1 tomato, ginger, garlic and coriander leaves.

  1. Heat oil in a flat pan and add 1 tsp whole cumin seeds. Once it crackles, add 1 sliced onion, grated ginger and grated garlic. Fry till soft and light in color.
  2. Add 1 chopped tomato, 1 tsp red chili powder and 1 tbsp pav bhaji masala. Saute on low flame till raw smell disappears. This will take 3 to 4 minutes. Add few drops of water if needed.
  3. Add cooked rice and vegetables and toss well with spices till well combined. Season with salt and lemon juice.
  4. Cook for 1 minute on medium high heat and add chopped coriander leaves. 
  5. Serve hot with Raita.

Recipe: Raita

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