Thursday, January 19, 2017

Tawa Pulav / Tava Pulav

I tasted this for the first time in Pune at a Pav Bhaji stall.This is done using Pav Bhaji Masala on a Tawa and hence the name
Such a tasty and filling meal


Ingredients
  • Cooked Basmati Rice - 2 cups
  • Butter - 2 tablespoons
  • Ginger - 1 small piece
  • Garlic - 6 nos
  • Green Chilly - 2 nos
  • Onion - 2 medium sized
  • Tomato - 5 cubed
  • Capsicum - 1
  • Mixed Vegetables consisting of Potato, Carrot , Beans and Peas - 1 bowl
  • Pav Bhajji Masala - 2 teaspoons
  • Chilly Powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Coriander Powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt - 2 teaspoons
  • Coriander leaves
  • Lemon Juice - 1 teaspoon
Grind ginger , garlic and green chillies to a coarse paste.Keep it ready


Method
  • Melt butter in a Tawa or a Kadai.I used Kadai
  • Put ginger garlic and green chilly paste and saute till the raw smell goes
  • Add onions and saute it
  • Put tomatoes with little salt  and cook till it gets soft
  • Add capsicum and cook for sometime.Let it be crunchy
  • Add the veggies and swirl it once
  • Add all spice powders ie Pav Bhaji Masala Powder, coriander powder, chilly powder and turmeric 
  • Mix well and pour 1/2 cup of water.Close the lid and cook vegetables
  • The gravy should be mashy. You may use a Pav Bhaji Masher and mash the gravy
  • Now add cooked basmati rice and salt
  • Mix well and garnish with coriander leaves
  • Switch off the stove and add lemon juice
  • Keep it closed atleast for 10 minutes before serving

Hot Tawa Pulav is ready to serve