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  • Writer's pictureSonalika Singhania

Tawa Pulao🤩🍛

Tawa pulao is a popular Mumbai street food of rice and vegetables sauteed together with pav bhaji masala and other spices-herbs. It is a popular and tasty rice recipe.



Quantities for 3-4 servings

  1. Steamed basmati rice - 1 cup raw rice steamed

  2. Oil

  3. Salt to taste

  4. Butter - 1 tbsp

Oil and butter are added in equal quantity.

Other ingredients-

  1. Capsicum - 1 big sized chopped

  2. Green chillies - 2-3 finely chopped

  3. Ginger - 1 inch chopped

  4. Garlic - 1 Tbsp finely chopped (7-8 cloves)

  5. Carrot - 1 finely chopped

  6. French beans - 7-8 finely chopped

  7. Onions - 2 medium sized finely chopped

  8. Green peas - 1/4 cup (frozen/fresh)

  9. Paneer - 1/4 cup diced or cubes

  10. Tomatoes- 2-3 chopped (fine/small sized)

  11. Boiled potatoes - 2 cut in pieces

  12. Jeera powder - 1 Tsp

  13. Kashmiri chilly powder - 1-1.5 Tsp

  14. Coriander powder - 1 Tsp

  15. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp

  16. Red chilly powder - 1-1.5 Tsp (depends on taste)

  17. Kasuri methi - 1 Tbsp

  18. Pav bhaji masala - 1-1.5 Tbsp

  19. Coriander leaves

All the spices and vegetables are used according to the taste. The quantities can be adjusted accordingly.


Take 1 cup of basmati rice and steam it in 4 cups of water. Cook it 80% only.

Ignore the quantities in the pictures.

Now take a pan/ tawa/ kadhai. In that the first step is to add equal amount of oil and butter.

When the butter and oil combine together we will add ginger, garlic and green chillies.

When the garlic turns a bit brown we will add beans, onions and carrots.

Now cook them for a while, for approximately 5 minutes until onions turn golden. Next step is to add capsicum and peas. After adding peas mix all the vegetables well and add paneer cubes.

After adding paneer cubes add the chopped tomatoes and cook them for 5 minutes.

Now we will add the boiled potatoes, chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, jeera powder, salt, pav bhaji masala, kashmiri chilli and kasuri methi. Give it a proper mix and mash it lightly using a masher as shown in the video.

The flame will always be on medium. You can use anything to mash the vegetables.

Now we will add the rice to these vegetables. Mix the rice with the vegetables properly.

Now sprinkle some water from all sides and cover it for 10 minutes and let it cook at the lowest flame.

Do not add too much water otherwise it will become sticky.
Also when you cover it do not open the lid otherwise all the steam would be let out.

Now open the lid and add coriander leaves. Serve it hot with raita and onions.


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