Monday, January 11, 2010

Mumbai Special Tawa Pulao

Serves : 2

Ingredients :-
Basmathi rice : 1&1/2 electric rice cooker cups
Cauliflower : 1/4 of a small cauliflower
Capsicum : 1 small
Carrot : 1
Potato : 1 small
Green peas : 1/2 cup frozen
Tomato : 1 plum
Onion : 1
Green chillies : 2
Garlic : 3 pods
Ginger garlic paste : 1/4 tspn
Cumin : 1/2 tspn
Bay leaf : 2
Pav bhaji masala : 2 tspn
Kitchen king masala : 1 tspn
Garam masala : 1/4 tspn
Salt : 1&1/2 tspn + 1/4 tspn
Water : 1/4 cup
Spring onions : 1 bunch
Red chilly paste : 1 tbspn
Lemon : 1/2

Preparations :-
  • Clean rice and add enough water as directed , add 1&1/2 tspn salt and cook till fluffy and cool it.
  • Chop onion , slit green chillies , chop cauliflower , capsicum , carrot , potato, spring onions , garlic and tomato .

  • Heat a wok add 1 inch cube butter and 2 tbspn oil and when hot add cumin seeds , bay leaves, finely chopped garlic and green chillies.

  • Then add onions and fry till half done and add ginger garlic paste.

  • Add all veggies except tomato ,mix them and add 1/4 tspn salt and fry them till they are cooked. Check whether veggies are cooked by piercing laddle into a potato piece .

  • Once they are cooked add tomato and add pav bhaji masala , kitchen king masala and garam masala and fry for a minute, add red chilly paste and add water . Adding little water helps in producing enough moist , helps in better mixing of masalas to veggies and helps in not getting burnt to the bottom. Add spring onions and dont mix it.

  • Immediately add rice and give a good mix. Squeeze lemon juice and mix gently. When Rice turns hot switch off stove and serve hot.

  • If u like u can serve it with raitha but i like it as it is.


  1. Asha said...
    Beautiful step by step pics, like your Tawa too. Good one! :)
    Prathibha said...
    Yummy pulao..Even I love this to make at home..
    trickysunny said...
    looks yumm.... but wen do i get to taste it... ??! :P .....

    Nicely done..!
    Rushel said...
    Hello Preeti,
    I love ur Blog.Its just wonderful..The way you explain step by step procedure is cook friendly ...Keep up the good work..Thank u very much for all the recipes.
    manasa said...
    Hai preeti!
    ur blog is itams,me recepies chala detail ga unnayi..u did a good job..enka variety of sweets pettandi...bhavuntayi..ur husband is lucky...
    Anonymous said...
    Hai preeti!
    ur website is nice.meeru items.recepies chala detail ga echaru..bhavundhi..enka varieties of sweets husband chala lucky......
    Devika said...
    Hi Preethi,

    You are doing a great job...

    It looks fantastic to try out...

    Looking more from you.
    Anonymous said...
    Can we have Andhra Veg. Pulao receipe...



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