Friday, 13 January 2017

Tawa Pulao

Tawa pulao is a popular Mumbai street food. It is called tawa pulao because it is prepared on pav bhaji tawa. It is very easy to make at home like pav bhaji.



Ingredients:
  • Basmati or any long grain rice- 1 cup
  • Cauliflower florets, blanched- ½ cup
  • French beans, chopped and blanched- ½ cup
  • Capsicum, chopped - ½ cup
  • Green peas, boiled- ½ to ¾ cup
  • Carrot boiled and diced- ¼ cup
  • Onion. finely chopped- 1½ cup
  • Tomato, finely chopped- 2 medium
  • Ginger garlic paste- 1 tbsp
  • Green chili, finely chopped- 1 to 2
  • Pav bhaji masala- 4 to 5 tsp
  • Turmeric powder- ½ tsp
  • Oil- 2 tbsp
  • Butter- 2 to 3 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh coriander leaves, finely chopped- a handful

Method:
  • Cook rice with a pinch of salt. (Use less water than usual. The rice grains should be separate but cook properly.) 
  • Spread cooked rice in a big plate and let it cool.
  • Heat oil and butter in a large pan or wok.
  • Add the onion and sauté until pink.
  • Add turmeric powder, ginger-garlic paste and chopped tomatoes. Mix well and sauté till tomatoes become soft.
  • Add cauliflower florets and french beans. Sprinkle some water. Mix well, cover and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add green peas, carrot, capsicum, pav bhaji masala and salt. Mix and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the rice and mix well. Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add coriander and serve hot with papad and raita.