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by Jeyashri suresh
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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AparnaRajeshkumar June 2, 2014 - 8:57 am

My all time any time one pot meal jey ! Lovely pulao

Gayathri Anand June 2, 2014 - 9:05 am

Yummy Pulao..Lovely presentation.

RENU June 2, 2014 - 10:07 am

was waiting for this...is it so tasty jeyashree??this looks yummy

jeyashri suresh June 2, 2014 - 10:32 am

We all loved this very much

Chitra Ganapathy June 2, 2014 - 10:16 am

I have been thinking to try this for long. U tempted me to try soon 🙂

Rani Vijoo June 2, 2014 - 11:36 am

Wonderful pulao recipe.....looks awesome!

nisesudha June 2, 2014 - 12:36 pm

looks awesome & makes very tempting jeyasri

Linsy Patel June 2, 2014 - 2:09 pm

my favorite pulav with pav bhaji. looks yum

nandoos Kitchen June 2, 2014 - 2:38 pm

yummy pulao..

sathya June 2, 2014 - 3:02 pm


Raks anand June 2, 2014 - 3:03 pm

I wish I could taste it, lovely pics and loved the tawa too so cute 🙂

Sona S June 3, 2014 - 3:09 am

Nice pics and the pulao looks delicious..

Nivedhanams Sowmya June 3, 2014 - 3:14 am

delicious pulao!! love the first click and the vessel in which it is served - perfect!!!

Rafeeda AR June 3, 2014 - 4:47 am

quick and delicious one pot meal...

senzen June 3, 2014 - 10:31 am

the recipe is wonderful, tried it yesterday night, we all had a very nice dinner. thank you

jeyashri suresh June 4, 2014 - 2:24 pm

Thanks senthil

Priya Suresh June 5, 2014 - 12:53 pm

Never get bore of this one pot meal,my favourite anytime.

SHARMILEE J June 7, 2014 - 3:12 am

This is my fav anytime...looks colorful and tempting

Anu Menon June 7, 2014 - 2:26 pm

Will try this tonight! Spelling of Pulao on the pics is Puloa - just thought i'd point in out.

shiga selvam January 11, 2015 - 2:21 pm

What's the substitute for pav masala...??? I don't have that

jeyashri suresh January 12, 2015 - 7:59 am

You can use any brand of Garam Masala

Dafney Joshua March 7, 2016 - 7:34 am

can we boil the veggies first and then add them into masala ?

jeyashri suresh March 8, 2016 - 11:13 am

Yes you can par boil it separately and add it

Unknown April 6, 2016 - 7:01 pm

I made this for lunch today...ca me out very yummy...my husband liked very much...thanks jeyashri

Nadia Gagarin September 12, 2016 - 1:46 pm

Hi jeyashri. It has come out well. Very tasty. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Swathi November 9, 2019 - 1:07 pm

I've tried it and the pulav turned out very well


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