Tawa pulao, a well known street food from Mumbai, is a spicy & tangy rice preparation using fresh vegetables & Pav Bhaji Masala. Its great way to redo your left over rice, however if you try this you wont wait for left overs. Its best to buy pav bhaji masala mix readily available because it has many spices (like dry ginger, dry mango, fennel, star anise, black cardamom & ofcourse somemore) in different proportion going into to enable a mouth watering flavour to mashed vegetables & some other dishes like this one. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor recipe however quantities and method may not be the same.
Boiled rice (I used basmati) – 2 cups
Onion – 1 medium – finely chopped
Ginger-garlic-chili paste – 1 tbsp.
Tomato – 2 large finely chopped
Green peas – 1/2 cup boiled
Carrot – diced & boiled 1/2 cup or 1 small carrot
Green Capsicum – 1 medium diced
Fresh coriander – finely chopped handful of it
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Pav bhaaji masala – 2 tsp
Red Chili Powder – 1 tsp
coriander powder – 1 tsp (optional)
lemon juice – about 2 – 3 tsp
salt – to taste
oil – 2 tbsp.
Step One –
Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds and sauté till fragrant. Add the onion and sauté till lightly browned. Add ginger-garlic-chili paste and tomatoes and sauté till tomatoes become soft.
Add green peas, carrot, pav bhaji masala, red chilli powder, coriander powder and a sprinkle of water. Mix and cook for two to three minutes. Now add capsicum & stir on high flame. Add the rice, salt and mix. Now add lemon juice & chopped coriander. Cook on high heat for a couple of minutes & take it off the flame.
Serve hot with papad & raita.