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Tawa pulao recipe | pulao recipes

Tawa pulao i wanted to try for a long time , and finally made this for dinner last week. It is a popular Mumbai street food. Tawa puloa was a super hit at my home. It is a super easy one pot meal , perfect for lunch box too. Making of this tawa puloa doesn’t involve any grinding. Try out this easy pulao for lunch or dinner , enjoy with a simple raita.

Tawa pulao recipe

Tawa pulao

  Preparation Time : 15 mins | Cooking Time : 20 Mins | Serves:2
     Basmati rice   1 Cup
     Mixed vegetables* 1 cup
     Ginger garlic paste   1 tsp
     Onion        1
     Tomato   1
      Red chilly powder    3/4 tsp
      Pav bhaji masala      3/4 tsp
      Turmeric powder   1/4 tsp
       Salt    As needed
       Cumin powder  1/4 tsp
       Oil       1 tblsp
       Coriander leaves  to garnish     

*I used carrots,beans and peas.  You can add cauliflower too.
Tawa- pulao


  • Soak the rice for 20 minutes in 1 and 1/2 cup of water. Cook the rice by adding little oil and little salt. Spread the rice in a wide plate and keep it aside.
  • In a pan add oil and add the ginger garlic paste.Slice the onions into long.
  • Add the onions to this and saute well.

onion- ginger garlicpaste
_Onion+ginger garlic paste

  • Add the finely chopped tomato and saute well. When the tomatoes are mushy add the mixed veggies to this.
  • You can parboil the veggies in microwave too.


  • Add salt, turmeric powder, pav bhaji masala,and  red chilly powder and cumin powder.
  • Mix well and cook in a low flame till the veggies gets cooked.

Add masala

  • Add the cooked rice once the veggies are cooked.
  • Mix gently and cook for 2 -3 minutes in a low flame.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.

Add -rice

  • Serve hot with raita.
Tawa -pulao
  • Do not cook the rice mushy.It should be separate long grains.
  • You can add bell peppers too .
  • Generally jeera is added while tempering, but since i forgot i added jeera powder.

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