Tawa Pulao | Tava Pulao - Under 15 mins

A Pulao flavored with specially selected veggies and  Pav Bhaji Masala.

Tawa pulao is another famous street food in Mumbai and occupies the special place along with PAV BHAJI. It is prepared with same veggies and masala used in pavbhaji. If you are ready with cooked rice you can prepare it within 10 minitues. Easy and Quick to make and perfect to pack in lunchbox.

Preparation Time: 10 mins.                                                       Print Friendly and PDF

Cooking Time :10 mins.

YIELD :4 servings


Butter - 2 tbsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
hing a generous pinch
Onion - 1  large finely chopped
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tbsp
Tomato - 2  big finely chopped
Green Capsicum  - 1/4 cup finely chopped
Frozen Green peas - 1/2 cup (soak in warm water for 10 mins and drain water before use)
Chili Powder - 1 tsp
Salt as per taste
Pav Bhaji Masala - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
Cooked Basmati Rice - 3 cups
Coriander Leaves for garnishing



  1. Heat the butter in a pan and crakle cumin seeds. add in a pinch of hing.
  2. Add  chopped onion and ginger garlic paste in it. Saute unitl onions are transperent. 
  3. Add in chopped tomatoes and cook it for 5 mins or oil start to get separate from pan.
  4. Add in capsicum and green peas and cook it for 2 mins.
  5. Add in salt, chili powder, turmeric powder and pav - bhaji masala.
  6. Mix well and finally add cooked rice and gently mix it well with masala.
  7. Tava Pulao is ready to serve. Garnish with coriander leaves.
  8. Serve hot with papad and raita.

Related Posts:

Pav Bhaji
Methi Pulao


PT said...

tempting pulao.. nice meal..

Maayeka said...

My favourite pulao.loved this tangy and spicy rice!

looks absolutely delicious... could have that plate now! :)

Sona S said...

lovely clicks.. looks delicious..

Flavorful and yummy pulao

Meena B said...

ah i love this
i always wondered why they call it tawa pulao though and its famous street food here in mumbai


If u might have seen they keep bhaji on a big tava and on same tava they cook this pulao also...Maybe that's the reason they call it tava pulao and it belnds taste with bhaji...My guess :)

looks great.. Love this

Priti S said...

Colorful and yum

Delicious tava pulao...love it

love the smell of this tawa pulao...looks inviting

Want to try this out soon

love the color , its so inviting and whole platter too. appreciate your last visit and expecting again too.

Wonderful, nice to see tawa pulao, and the reason why it is called so.

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divya said...

wow..delicious and tempting .lovely clicks too...

wonderful color,easy pulav.looks yummy.

Beautiful leftover magic, love this flavourful tawa pulao,inviting.

Delicious pulao.. Nice presentation

Julie said...
Anu said...

Flavorful and yummy pulao

That is wonderful idea, delicious tawa pulao.

Great recipe! Looks amazing! Wonderful color!

wow love the entire plate... would love to grab it!!!
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CHITRA said...

Delicious pulao, its in my try list..

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