Tawa Pulao is a popular Mumbai street food and is super easy to make. Leftover rice works best for this recipe and is a super hit with kids too.

Tawa Pulao Recipe

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 258 kcal
Author: Neha Mathur

 Tawa Pulao is a popular Mumbai street food and is super easy to make. Leftover rice works best for this recipe and is a super hit with kids too.

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Ingredients

  • 3 cups Cooked Rice
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1/2 cup Onion Chopped
  • 2 tsp Ginger Grated
  • 2 tsp Garlic Chopped
  • 1 tsp Green Chilli Chopped
  • 1/4 cup Capsicum Chopped
  • 1/2 cup Tomato Chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 2 tbsp Pav Bhaji Masala
  • 1/4 cup Peas
  • 1/4 cup Carrots Chopped
  • 1/4 cup Beans Chopped
  • 2 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 tbsp Coriander Chopped

Instructions

  1. Heat water in a pan.

  2. Add peas, carrots and beans and cook till softened.

  3. Drain and keep aside.

  4. Heat butter in a Tawa or Griddle.

  5. Add cumin seeds and let them crackle for a while.

  6. Add onion, ginger, garlic and green chile and fry until onion turns transparent.

  7. Now add tomatoes and capsicum and fry for 2-3 minutes.

  8. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, salt and pav bhaji masala and cook for 2-3 minutes.

  9. Add little water if required.

  10. Keep mashing the masala while cooking.

  11. Add the boiled vegetables and cooked rice and mix well.

  12. Add lemon juice and fresh coriander and mix well.

  13. Serve hot with raita and papad.

Recipe Notes

Use a kadai or a deep pan instead of a Tawa to make Tawa Pulao at home.

Use leftover cold rice to make tawa pulao.

Nutrition Facts
Tawa Pulao Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 258 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 102mg4%
Potassium 287mg8%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 2185IU44%
Vitamin C 26.8mg32%
Calcium 49mg5%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.