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Tawa Pulao

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A popular Mumbai street food, this delicious pulao is made with basmati rice and vegetables. Best served for dinner with raita of choice.
Tawa Pulao

Basmati Rice – 2 cups
Oil – 1/3 cup
Cumin Seeds – 1 tblsp
Asafoetida – a small pinch
Mixed Vegetables – 2 cups, chopped
Onions – 3 to 4, finely sliced
Ginger Garlic Paste – 2 tsp
Green Chillies – 4 to 5, slit lengthways
Tomatoes – 4, chopped
Capsicum – 1, chopped
Red Chilli Powder – 3 tsp
Garam Masala Powder – 3 tsp
Lemon Juice – 1 tblsp
Salt as per taste
Coriander Leaves – handful, chopped

1. Soak the rice for 45 to 60 minutes.
2. Transfer to a pressure cooker, pour 2 1/2 cups of water and a pinch of salt.
3. Pressure cook until 2 to 3 whistles or until cooked.
4. Heat oil in a pan over medium flame.
5. Add the onions, cumin seeds and asafoetida.
6. Saute well until onions turn light golden.
7. Add the ginger garlic paste, tomatoes, green chillies and salt.
8. Stir well and cook for a minute.
9. Add the mixed vegetables and cook for another minute.
10. Add the capsicums and cook for another minute.
11. Add red chilli powder, garam masala powder, coriander leaves and stir well.
12. When the oil starts to separate, add lemon juice.
13. Add the cooked rice and mix well.
14. Switch off the flame and mix until well combined.
15. Serve with raita.

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Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar founded Awesome Cuisine, a platform created in 2008 to showcase India's vibrant culinary heritage. A digital marketer by profession and a passionate food lover, Praveen has been exploring the world of food since his school days. With Awesome Cuisine, he combines his expertise in digital marketing with his deep love for food, sharing delicious recipes and inspiring others to appreciate the joy of cooking. Through Awesome Cuisine, he invites you to join him on a flavorful journey and discover the wonders of Indian cuisine.

1 comment

maneesha rajeshkumar June 25, 2015 - 6:23 pm

ur recipes are vry nice mam please tell me how to make tavala dai,tomato halva


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