October 10, 2015

Tawa Pulao

I have not tasted this Tawa Pulao till I made it, which is a popular Mumbai Street Food. But Very often I come across this recipe in various food blogs. Seeing its description and tempting appearance I decided to do it. A very easy and tasty Pulao with loads of veggies and tossed with spices...


SEE ALSO THE RECIPES OF KIDNEY BEANS PULAO, CARROT PEANUT PULAO, JEERA ALOO PULAO, CASHEW PULAO


Pre time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 15 to 20 mins
Serves: 4




Ingredients for making Tawa Pulao:


Basmathi rice 2 cups
Butter 1 tb spoon and oil 1 tb spoon


Vegetables needed:


Fresh Green vegetables like carrot, beans, cabbage, Capsicum chopped 2 cups
Onions sliced 1/2 cup
Chopped potatoes from 1 potato
Chopped tomatoes from 1 tomato
Fresh Green Peas if available 1 tb spoon
Green Chillies chopped from 2 chillies
Lemon 1
Coriander leaves


Spices


Cumin seed 1/2 tea spoon
Bay leaves 1
Garam masala powder 1/4 tea spoon
Pavbhaji Masala powder (available in stores) 2 tea spoons
Garlic heads 7
Ginger pieces 2 inches




How to make Tawa Pulao?


Wash the Rice and soak in water for 15 minutes. Then Drain the water out.
Heat a broad pan with 2 tea spoons of butter.
Saute the drained rice in it for a minute in medium flame and pour 4 cups of water to it.
Close the pan with a lid.
Let it get cooked in low flame for 15 to 18 minutes.
Switch off the stove.
Crush the garlic and ginger.
Give a gentle stir to the boiled rice and keep it aside.












Now Heat another broad pan or shallow tawa with remaining butter and oil.
Add cumin seeds and allow it to splutter.
Fry the onions with salt till becomes light brown.
Add the green chillies and garlic ginger paste and saute them well.
Now add the tomatoes and fry till it becomes mushy. Now add the capsicum, spice powders and mix well.
Add all the veggies and stir in medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes. Check out for the salt and add more if needed. Wait till the vegetables are almost boiled but not well boiled to soft.










Transfer the boiled rice to the pan with veggies and stir gently.
Garnish the coriander leaves and squeeze a lemon on it and mix.
The spicy Tawa Pulao tastes yummy with simple onion raitha.




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