Street-Style Tawa Pulao Recipe - Delishably - Food and Drink
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Street-Style Tawa Pulao Recipe

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Tawa pulao is a delicious street food from India.

Tawa pulao is a delicious street food from India.

A tawa is a griddle, and pulao is a dish prepared with rice and vegetables. Usually, leftover rice is used to make a tawa pulao, but you can also use freshly boiled plain rice.

Tawa pulao is a popular Indian street food that originated in Mumbai. It is a simple, easy-to-make dish that is both healthy and delicious. It is also a great way to create a yummy dish from leftover rice.

Cook Time

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20 min

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Serves two people

Ingredients

  • 2 to 3 tablespoons oil
  • 2 cups leftover boiled rice
  • 1 bell pepper, deseeded and chopped into squares
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup green peas, boiled
  • 1 teaspoon ginger paste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic paste
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 green chilli, finely chopped
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon kashmiri chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon pav bhaji masala
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds (optional—add only if the boiled rice is cooked without adding it)

Instructions

  1. Place the tawa (griddle) on medium-low heat. Add oil and let it heat up.
  2. Add the chopped onions. Saute for 30 seconds.
  3. Reduce heat to low. Add the ginger and garlic paste and chopped green chilli. Saute until they turn light brown.
  4. Add the chopped tomatoes and raise the heat to medium-low. Give a stir and add the salt. Stir-cook until the tomatoes turn soft.
  5. Add the boiled peas and bell pepper. Mix well and add the red chilli powder, garam masala, pav bhaji masala, coriander powder, and cilantro. Keep heat around medium and stir cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the vegetables just about turn soft.
  6. Reduce heat to low and add the leftover rice. Gently mix the rice in until it is well combined with the veggies and spices.
  7. The tawa pulao is ready. Serve with plain dahi or raita of your choice.

Recipe Video

© 2018 Rajan Singh Jolly

Comments

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on December 03, 2018:

Glad you like the recipe, Peggy. I'm not sure why the video cannot be viewed on any website as it has not been disabled as such. It worked for me. Thank you for stopping by.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on December 01, 2018:

It is good to be able to use leftover rice in such a manner and this recipe sounds particularly tasty. As to the video, it says that it must be watched on YouTube. The user has disabled it from being seen on other websites. Your recipe is an easy one to follow. Thanks!

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on November 30, 2018:

I am not sure why the video did not work, manatita. Yes, the dish looks quite similar to a vegetable biryani. Good to see you like Indian fare and try them often. Thank you.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on November 30, 2018:

Thank you, Bill. Glad you like this one.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on November 30, 2018:

The pav bhaji masala as such is a mixture of quite a few spices. I am sure you will like the dish. Thank you, Nithya.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on November 30, 2018:

Yes, pav bhaji masala is one of those things, Rinita. I'm glad you like the recipe. Thank you.

manatita44 from london on November 30, 2018:

Reminded me of a Biryani I had this evening from a Srilankan restaurant. It's pretty good. Two days ago I mixed it with Paneer. Today, less paneer and added in the raita. Ordered a lassi (salt)

Seems a simple meal and your peppers and peas are more obvious, greener, fresher. Superb! Your video did not work for me this time. Salaam!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on November 28, 2018:

I would eat that, and I'm a very picky eater. :) Thanks for sharing,my friend.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on November 28, 2018:

Delicious, wil try this out. The Pav Bhaji masala will add more flavor to the dish.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on November 28, 2018:

It is simple to make John. Thank you for going through the recipe.

Rinita Sen on November 28, 2018:

Cool recipe. I suppose the addition of pav bhaji masala makes it closer to the ones served on the streets of Mumbai. Love it!

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on November 28, 2018:

This looks good and easy to prepare, Rajan. Thanks for sharing.