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
Steamed basmati rice - 1 cup raw rice steamed
Salt to taste
Butter - 1 tbsp
Oil and butter are added in equal quantity.
Capsicum - 1 big sized chopped
Green chillies - 2-3 finely chopped
Ginger - 1 inch chopped
Garlic - 1 Tbsp finely chopped (7-8 cloves)
Carrot - 1 finely chopped
French beans - 7-8 finely chopped
Onions - 2 medium sized finely chopped
Green peas - 1/4 cup (frozen/fresh)
Paneer - 1/4 cup diced or cubes
Tomatoes- 2-3 chopped (fine/small sized)
Boiled potatoes - 2 cut in pieces
Jeera powder - 1 Tsp
Kashmiri chilly powder - 1-1.5 Tsp
Coriander powder - 1 Tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Red chilly powder - 1-1.5 Tsp (depends on taste)
Kasuri methi - 1 Tbsp
Pav bhaji masala - 1-1.5 Tbsp
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.