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Tawa Pulao

Tawa Pulao

Tawa pulao is a very famous street food delicacy in Northern India. It is spicy and aromatic and the unique flavor for this rice comes from the pav bhaji masala.Just like any street foods of Bombay this pulao will surely tickle your taste buds.Even though they call it pulao it is an Indianised version of fried rice cooked with Indian spices.It is instant recipe and can be put together if you have left over rice.Add some crunchy vegetables and masala and your dish is done..

Basmathi rice cooked- 2 1/2 cup
Onion- 1 medium
Ginger garlic paste- 1 tsp
Tomato small -1
Green peas- 1/2 cup
Carrot and bell pepper diced- 1/2 cup
turmeric powder- 1/3 tsp
Cumin seeds- 1/3 tsp
Chilly powder-1/2 tsp
Pav Bhaji Masala- 2 tsp
lemon juice- 1 tsp
Coriander leaves - a little

Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds and roast for a minute. Add onions and saute till its color changes. Add ginger garlic paste followed by tomatoes and sautes till tomatoes get cooked. Next add in green peas(slightly crushed) carrots and bell pepper. Saute for a minute and add turmeric powder, chilly powder, and pav bhaji masala followed by rice. Sprinkle a few drops of water on top and stir fry in high flame for about a minute. Finally add lemon juice and garnish with chopped coriander leaves. Serve with raita or papad.

Recipe source: Sanjeev Kapoor

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  1. Our family fav ~ love the color you got, your pics make me crave for some :)
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  2. Tawa pulao is very colourful! Looks delicious!

  3. Wow..the flavour of pav bhaji masala in this ! I can imagine.Nice presentation dear !

  4. Absolutely delicious tawa pulao Suja.

  5. OMG look at the wonderful color!!! very healthy and easy one, can you likn to quick and easy recipes ?

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  6. Colorful pulav :) Looks delicious :)

  7. what a delicious post!Love this pulao.

  8. Inviting platter.. Would like to sample some now

  9. Super aayittundu...nalle bright color..

  10. Tawa pulao adipoli, njanum try cheythitu undu.

  11. wow, love the color and presentation. I like the idea of adding pav bhaji masala and lemon juice. Great recipe, would give it a try :)

  12. I luv the one pot meals and this one looks super delicious !!

  13. yummmmm! That looks delicious! Interesting idea to use the masala -- awesome job dear!!

  14. The wonderful colour of the recipe is making to eat/try immediately... Yummyyy


  15. Tawa pulav looks so well done and love the bowl of raita you are serving as a side dish. I wish I had one of this big tawas they use in the north for these delicacies. They do turn out well in the regular pans but nothing like the pleasure of using those humongous tawas and pretending to look like those pro's by the carts :)!!!

  16. Slurp..drooling here.Its so yummy..

  17. It looks super-delicious..Kothi aayittu vayya..

  18. hi suja, tawa pulao is one dish that I was hooked to while in mumbai- ur platter has me drooling !

  19. Tawa Pulao looks so colourful and tempting....

  20. I has this at juhu beach they guy after making paav baji made this on same tawa and it was divine i became totally addicted to it.. i love urs perfect like the one i had..

  21. I love this one..looks delicious...:)

  22. beautiful clicks dear...Tawa pulao sounds delicious and colourful...

  23. Simple and yummy rice...looks delicious

  24. looks hedalthy n delicious...nannayittundu

  25. Delicious and colourful pulao.

  26. hey pulao looks delicious...First time on your space...Like it...Do visit me at

  27. Kollalo Suja..Looks so colourful and spicy.

  28. adipoli...tawa pulao makes my mouth water can i have it with the liver fry

  29. Tawa pulao looks so yummy. Love the display.

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  30. Pav bhaji spice seems to be very popular around the blogosphere lately. I must try it. And I think I'd like your tawa pulao better than pav bhaji, personally.

  31. Heard of this pulao but never made it.Urs looks so yummy....

  32. Wow delicious...
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  33. I love tawa pulao and this looks simply mouthwatering ...lovely presentation :)

  34. delicious and colorful pulav..very tempting...:)

  35. Fantastic & delicious looking pulao, so colorful!

  36. Pulav looks very colourful and perfectly done too!


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