Tava Pulao, Tawa Pulao Recipe

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Tava pulao, another quick treat off the Pav Bhaji cart! This delicious pulao is prepared in advance by the vendor, and shares a place on the pav bhaji tawa.

It is swiftly portioned out onto serving plates when the orders flow in, to appease the severest of hunger shots.

Serve with accompaniments like Raitas / Kachumber and roasted papad .

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:     Makes 4 plates
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3 tbsp butter
2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1 1/2 tbsp chilli-garlic paste
1/4 cup finely chopped onions
1/4 cup finely chopped capsicum
1 cup finely chopped tomatoes
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
salt to taste
1 tsp chilli powder
2 tsp pav bhaji masala
2 1/2 cups cooked rice (chawal)
1/2 cup boiled green peas

For The Garnish
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)

  1. Heat the butter on a large tava (griddle), add the cumin seeds.
  2. When the seeds crackle, add the chilli-garlic paste, mix well and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. And the onions, mix well and sauté on a medium flame for another 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Add the capsicum, mix well and sauté on a medium flame for 2 more minutes.
  5. Add the tomatoes, mix well and again cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Preferably use a potato masher to mash the vegetables lightly.
  6. Add the turmeric powder, salt, chilli powder, pav bhaji masala and 1/4 cup of water, mix welland cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  7. Add the rice and green peas, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  8. Serve immediately garnished with coriander.

RECIPE SOURCE : Mumbai's Roadside SnacksBuy this cookbook
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Tava Pulao ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
 on 06 Aug 15 10:30 AM

The taste comes out just like the roadside stall. Make sure to add the cashew and peas towards the end to retain the slight crunch. My husband loves this recipe and I make it at least once a week! Tastes very good with plain curd.
Tava Pulao ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
 on 05 May 14 04:24 PM

Tell us what you like about this recipe like taste, texture, ease of cooking, occasion you cooked it for. Did your family and friends enjoy this recipe? A veeeery tasty recipe and easy to cook too!!!!
Tava Pulao ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
 on 10 Dec 12 12:40 AM

Awesome :) It tastes perfect!!
Tava Pulao ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
 on 17 Mar 11 10:35 AM

Just too good