Tawa Pulao

Being the king of street food in India, PavBhaji is now available in different varities i.e. Hariyali Pavbhaji, Khada Pavbhaji… No matter whatever you choose, but never to miss while making/ordering this lip-smacking dish is: “Tawa Pulao”. A variety of rice tossed with all veggies of your choice and Indian spices, PavBhaji Masala being the star ingredient of dish!
Generally, “Tawa Pulao” is prepared on the same tawa that is used to make PavBhaji to incorporate all the its flavors in it! But anyways, you can make it using simple flat tawa / pan / kadai… :)

Serves: 2


1 cup Basmati rice (soaked half hour)
1/2 cup Chopped Onion
1/2 cup Chopped Tomatoes
1 cup Boiled Veggies (I used potatoes, carrots, cauliflower, corn)
1/4 cup Chopped Capsicum
1/4 cup Boiled Green peas
1 tsp Ginger garlic paste
1/4 tsp Garam masala
1 tsp Pav Bhaji masala
1/4 tsp Red Chili powder
1 tbsp Chopped Coriander leaves
Salt to taste
2 Butter cubes
1/4 tsp Cumin seeds
Pinch of Hing
1 tbsp Lemon juice
– Boil water and add a little of ghee with salt. Add basmati rice and cook it till 85-90% done. Drain water and keep aside.
– Heat butter cubes in a pan and add cumin seeds along with hing. Once it splutters, add ginger-garlic paste and chopped onions. 
– Saute it for 3-4 mins and then add chopped tomato and capsicum too.
– Add all the boiled veggies after 2 mins. Add salt, red chilly powder, turmeric powder, garam masala and pavbhaji masala. Mix it properly.
– Once veggies are well-coated with spices, add cooked rice. 
– Cook on high flame for 2 mins and mix well. 
– Squeeze lemon juice and sprinkle chopped coriander before serving.


To get the authentic “Tawa Pulao”, you can prepare this dish on flat tawa and let it smoke for a few minutes to enhance the flavors by giving a nice aroma to it.