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Tawa Pulao

tawa pulao
Though i haven't tasted this pulao before, found this interesting recipe from vahrehvah and tried it immediately. This pulao was entirely different and spicier than usual pulao. We can also call it as fried rice style pulao. You can also prepare this pulao with left over rice. The recipe follows..

tawa pulao

Recipe For : 2

Preparation Time : 40 minutes


Basmati Rice           - 1 cup
Carrot                      - 1 (medium size)
Potato                      - 1 (medium size)
Fresh Peas               - a handful
Capsicum                - 1/2
Big Onion                - 1
Tomato                     - 1
Ginger-Garlic paste - 2 tbsp
Salt                           - As required
Turmeric Powder      - 1/4 tsp
Amchoor Powder      - 1/4 tsp (Dry Mango Powder)
Red Chili Paste         - 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds             - 1/2 tsp (Seeragam)
Coriander Leaves      - few
Oil                              - 2 tbsp

To Dry roast and Powder:

Dry red Chili      - 1
Coriander Seeds - 1/4 tsp (Malli)
Cumin Seeds       - 1/4 tsp (Seeragam)
Fennel Seeds       - 1/4 tsp (Perunjeeragam / Sombu)
Cloves                  - 2 (Krambu)
Cinnamon Stick   - 1 (Pattai)
Green Cardamom - 2(Elakkai)


  • Cook 1 cup of Basmati rice with 2 cups of water.  Chop Carrot, potato and capsicum into medium size pieces. Boil carrot, potato and fresh peas. Chop finely Big onion and tomato. Click here for knowing How to Prepare Red Chili paste at home?. Dry roast and powder everything under ' To Dry Roast and Powder'. This masala powder is nothing but, Pav Bhaji Masala powder. You can also use ready made Pav Bhaji masala powder instead.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add Cumin seeds to it.
  • When they splutter, add chopped onions to it. After they turn translucent, add Ginger-Garlic paste to it.
  • Saute till raw flavor goes off and then add capsicum. Saute for some time and then add boiled carrot, potato and peas. Add also chopped tomato.
  • After tomatoes have been cooked well, add salt, red chili paste , turmeric powder, amchoor powder and ground masala powder.   We are adding both Red Chili paste and Chili powder. So adjust spice according to your taste. Give it a good stir and add cooked rice to it. Toss everything together. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve this pulao hot!!