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homemade tava pulao served in a brass pan
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Tawa pulao recipe with step by step photos. Easy to make mumbai street food tawa pulao, rice and vegetables pulao with pav bhaji masala powder.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: main
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 3
Calories: 303kcal
Author: Harini


  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 1.5 cups vegetables cubed and steamed
  • 1 large tomatoes finely chopped
  • 1 big onion finely chopped
  • 1 small green capsicum finely chopped
  • A small piece of ginger and 3 garlic cloves crushed OR 1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder adjust
  • 2 tablespoons pav bhaji masala powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Salt
  • water


  • Rinse and soak basmati rice for 30 minutes. Drain and pressure cook such that the grainsare separate.
  • Cool thoroughly. The rice should be cold and non sticky when ready to use.
  • Heat a thick tawa or pan with 2 tablespoons butter. Once the butter is melted temper with cumin seeds.
  • Next add crushed ginger garlic and saute for few seconds.
  • Now add chopped onions and saute for 2 minutes.
  • Then add chopped tomatoes and capsicum. saute for a minute
  • Also add the spice powders and cook till the mixture turns mushy.
  • Now add the steamed vegetables and saute in high flame for 5 minutes. Season with salt. Mix well.
  • Then add the cooked rice, lemon juice and mix well.
  • Finally garnish with cilantro leaves and serve tawa pulao hot.


1. Adjust spice powders as per taste.
2. Use vegetables of choice


Calories: 303kcal