Tawa Pulao ~ Mumbai Street Food

Tawa Pulao is another quick rice dish which is very popular  Mumbai street food. Tawa means flat pan used in Indian cooking for making chapati, dosa, roasting or shallow frying. Street vendors in Mumbai use this huge tawa to make Pav bhaji, vada pav, masala pav and tawa pulao. Tawa pulao  is a quick dish made with left over rice,  streamed veggies  and Pav bhaji Masala. This spicy and delicious pulao can be served with any kind of raita or plain yogurt. Again the spiciness depends on your personal taste, add less masala if you do not like much. 

Tawa pulao goes to week 2 and day 3 of BM 65 under the theme " Rice dishes". Here goes the recipe....


Cooked rice 2 cups
Boiled potato 2 medium
Green chili 2 chopped
Green peas  1/4 cup
Chopped capsicum 1/4 cup
Chopped cilantro 1/2 cups
Sliced onions 1/4 cup
Ginger garlic paste 1 spoon
Tomatoes chopped 1/2 cup
Pav Bhaji masala 2 spoon
Salt  to taste
Butter 4 spoons


In a large pan or tawa heat butter and add sliced onions.
Saute till the onions turn golden brown, add ginger garlic paste and cook till raw smell disappears.
Now add cubed or chopped capsicum / bell pepper  and frozen or fresh peas.
Add chopped  tomatoes, pav bhaji masala and salt to taste.
Mix well and cook further for 5 -8 minutes on low flame.
Now add few spoons of oil if the mixture is dry.
Add boiled and diced potatoes and chopped cilantro.
Add cooked rice and gently mix everything together.
Add some more cilantro  and serve hot.


Priya Suresh said...

Am craving for some tawa pulao, tempting pulao there.

Srivalli said...

Tawa pulao is one of my favorite one!

Smruti Ashar said...

This is by far my favorite rice dish. Loved the way you presented it!

Pavani said...

Delicious looking tawa pulao. Looks awesome.

vaishali sabnani said...

Soon you will be seeing my version..tawa pulao is a wonderful street food.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

Absolutely flavorful street food!

Archana said...

Took me back to Ahmadabad!!Lovely share.

Sowmya :) said...

It's one of my favorites....looks yummy

Chef Mireille said...

I had this with Pradnya at Juhu Beach and loved it entirely - now you are inspiring me to try to make it at home myself!

Usha said...

Mouthwatering street food. I made it once at home and totally loved it! !