How To Make Tawa Pulao?
Tawa Pulao- A Popular Street Food Made With Pav Bhaji Flavors.
Tawa Pulao is something that i discovered on a Pav Bhaji cart in Bangalore.Eating on the streets is therapeutic for me. I allow myself that one indulgence once in a while without bringing my chimera interfere with my eating. I am obsessed about cleanliness. For me, a dirty person is despicable. I loathe dirty finger nails dipping into a matka of pani with a piece of poori.
But once, only once, i allow myself that luxury of binge eating street food. I eat loads of it. Without a care in the world. Without thinking about the dirty finger nails and unclean plates. And to top off the bug in my ears, i bought Street Foods by Tarla Dalal. This tawa pulao recipe is straight out of it but i tweaked it a little. But trust me, its a blue ribbon for any potluck or dinner party or a casual brunch with friends.
Recipe For Tawa Pulao
- Cooked rice the long grain variety 2 and ½ cups ( I used basmati and leftover works wonderfully well)
- Bell peppers chopped finely 1 cup ( i used a combo of red and green)
- Tomatoes 2 medium sized chopped finely
- Onion 1 large chopped finely
- Boiled green peas ½ cup
- Green chilies 3 chopped finely
- Cloves 6
- Cinnamon ½ inch piece
- Ginger garlic paste 1 and ½ tsp
- Pav bhaji masala 1 tsp
- Chili powder 2 tsp
- Turmeric powder ½ tsp
- Butter 2 tbsp
- Salt to taste
- For Garnish:
- Cilantro chopped finely ¼ cup
- Lemon wedges 2 to 3
- Heat a kadai with the butter.
- Add the cloves and cinnamon. Saute for a min.
- Now, add the chilies and onion. Saute till onions become pink.
- Next, add the ginger garlic paste and saute for about a min.
- At this stage, add the bell peppers and peas and saute till the moisture leaves.
- Now, add the tomatoes and a little salt. Psst.. adding salt helps cook faster.
- Now, add all the spice powders and combine well.
- Cook till oil separates.
- Add the rice and salt and combine gently till the mixture and the rice is mixed well.
- Garnish with cilantro and serve hot with a lemon wedge and some raitha.
1. You may also add other finely chopped veggies like cabbage and carrot to this recipe.
2. To make a vegan version, skip the butter and use vegetable oil.
3.You can also make this the traditional pulao by adding uncooked soaked basmati once the tomato mixture is done and cook in a electric rice cooker or a pressure cooker for 2 whistles.