Tawa Pulao

Tawa Pulao

Tawa pulao is a famous street food in Mumbai like pav bhaji, vada pav etc. It is made on big tawa, so is the name. But it is not necessary to make on tawa only, rather it can be made in a pan.Otherwise it is just an Indian version of fried rice.Tasty and healthy at the same time. Any vegetable can be added depending on season and your likings. It takes very less time to make if you have left over rice.



  • Rice 1 cup, boiled
  • Onion 1, chopped
  • Carrot 1, chopped
  • Peas 1/2 cup, boiled
  • Potatoes 1, boiled and cubed
  • Capsicum 1, chopped
  • French beans
  • Tomatoes 2, copied
  • Green chilies 1-2, chopped
  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon
  • Coriander leaves 1 tablespoon, chopped
  • Cumin seeds 1tsp
  • Red chili powder 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
  • Pav bhaji masala 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste


Boil rice along with water and salt and cook on low flame taking care that it should not turn mushy but should be cooked till al dante. Spread on a plate to cool thoroughly. If you have left over rice, those can be used to make tawa pulao. I usually make with leftover rice.

Heat oil on a tawa or wok and add cumin.


Once it starts spluttering, add onion and saute until translucent.


Add ginger garlic paste and saute further.

Add tomatoes and cook till soft.

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Add carrot, beans, capsicum and chillies and saute them. Pour 3-4 tablespoons of water and cook till water evaporates and vegetables are cooked properly. Alternately semi cooked vegetables could be used.

Add cooked peas and potato and mix.


Add red chili powder, turmeric powder, pav bhaji masala and salt. Mix well and fry for another 2-3 minutes.


Finally add boiled and cooled rice.


Stir and mix uniformly. Tasty, tangy and spicy tawa pulao is ready.

It can be served on its own orcan be accompanied by tomato-onion raita or boondi raita, vegetable salad and papad.


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