Saturday, August 30, 2014

Tawa Pulao

Tawa Pulao, a heavenly tasting and easily made, with very simple ingredients, this has become my new favorite after Indian Fried Rice, which I am making every time I am short of time, or simply bored with everyday stir fry vegetables. What I loved was a striking difference in taste compared to a lot of rice dishes I have tasted, not too heavy on the platter and gets ready in less than 30 minutes.. What else could you ask for ??

A lot of people prepare tawa pulao from left-over boiled rice from other dishes; but here I made it completely fresh. Here goes my recipe:


Boiled Rice: 1 Cup
Cooking oil: 2 tsp.
Cumin seeds: 1/2 tsp.
Onion (finely chopped) : 1
Garlic (chopped): 3 cloves
Green chilli (finely chopped): 1
Peas: 1/4 cup
Tomato (chopped): 1
Salt : To taste
Pao Bhaji Masala: 1 tsp.
Tawa fry masala: 1 tsp.
Coriander powder: 1/2 tsp.
Mango powder: 1/2 tsp.

  1. Heat oil in a pan and temper cumin seeds. Add the onions and sauté for a while till they become transparent. Add the garlic and fry for another minute.
  2. Add tomato, green chilli and peas (I used frozen peas, but if using fresh peas, half-boil them before adding to the pan). Mix well and add pao bhaji masala, tawa fry masala, salt and coriander powder. Mix well and let cook for about 2 minutes; don't let the tomatoes become soft.
  3. Add the rice and mix well with the masala. Add mango powder, mix well and let cook for 1-2 minutes. Turn off the heat and serve hot with Garlic Raita or Mint onion raita.

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