Tawa Pulao !!!

Tawa pulao is yet another quick n tasty street food made by the pav bhaji vendors !!
If u like Schezwan rice u 'll like this too !!!
This is so flavorful , tasty n mildly spicy made using the Pav bhaji masala...yes u read it rt...that's the twist in this Pulao unlike the regular pulao ...

Ingredients :
  • 1 cup raw rice ( sona masoori / Basmati )
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 Medium tomatoes finely chopped
  • 1 carrot finely chopped
  • 1 bell pepper finely chopped ( optional )
  • 1/4 cup frozen / fresh peas
  • 2 dry red chillies broken to pieces
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp Ginger n garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tbsp Pav bhaji masala
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • Few sprigs cilantro / coriander chopped

  1. Firstly wash n cook the 1 cup rice with 2 cups of water ...n set aside to cool..
  2. In a pan add butter n ghee together..
  3. Once warm add the cumin seeds n red chillies..allow the cumin to pop...
  4. Now add the chopped onion n saute until golden..
  5. Next add in the ginger garlic paste ,saute until raw smell evaporates..
  6. Now add the chopped tomato n cook until mushy ..closing with a lid ...
  7. Once mushy add the chopped carrots ,bell pepper and  peas  ..( i did not add peppers )
  8. Stir them well n cover with a lid and cook until veggies are done..they have to be crunchy not soft..
  9. Later add in the Dry spices i.e..red chilli powder , coriander cumin powder, salt , pav bhaji masala and stir well...

  10. Next stir in the chopped coriander leaves...mix well and add cooked rice ..
  11. Toss it with the masala mix..make sure its well mixed..
  12. Turn off the heat n serve with raita or plain yoghurt...

Tastes so wonderful n palette satisfying....
The added spices n veggies enchance it to an extreme extent , never thought pav bhaji masala would work great with rice as well !!!


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