How to make Tawa Pulao - Street Food -

Cooked rice tossed with carrots, peas, tomatoes, onions, capsicum, whole spices and pav bhaji masala – Mumbai style street food!

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Boiled rice (उबले हुए चावल), Tomatoes (टमाटर)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Rice

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Tawa Pulao - Street Food

Tawa Pulao - Street Food Recipe Card


Cooked rice tossed with assorted vegetables, whole spices and pav bhaji masala, garnished with fresh coriander. This quick rice and vegetable stir fry is really popular on the streets of Mumbai. It makes a quick filling meal and the best part is that you can use whatever veggies you feel like eating! It is known as tawa pulao because of the huge griddle called tawa on which it is cooked. I enjoy tawa pulao with an onion tomato raita and pickle.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Tawa Pulao - Street Food Recipe

  • Boiled rice 3 cups

  • Tomatoes finely chopped 3-4 medium

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Onion finely chopped 1 medium

  • Ginger paste 1/2 teaspoon

  • Garlic paste 1/2 teaspoon

  • Green peas boiled and mashed 1/2 cup

  • Carrot boiled and diced 1 medium

  • Pav bhaji masala 2 teaspoons

  • Red chilli paste 1 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Green capsicum finely chopped 1 medium

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Lemon juice 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add cumin seeds and sauté till well browned. Add the onion and sauté till lightly browned. Add ginger paste, garlic paste and tomatoes and sauté till tomatoes become soft.

Step 2

Add green peas, carrot, pav bhaji masala, red chilli paste and a little water. Mix and cook for two to three minutes.

Step 3

Add the rice and mix. Add salt, green capsicum, coriander leaves and lemon juice and mix well.

Step 4

Cook on high heat for a couple of minutes. Serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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