A Tawa pulao recipe Mumbai street food style. A super easy veg rice recipe for vegetarians. Adults and kids love it alike, it's a great lunch box recipe as well. You can even use leftover rice for making this dish. Here's step by step video of how to make tawa pulao at home.
Tava pulao is popular, quick and easy rice recipe which can be made in 30 minutes. Actually leftover rice work best for this recipe. If you make it with leftover rice and vegetables chopped during meal prep it takes 10 minutes.
With flavours of pav bhaji, this street style pulao recipe is made with long grain rice. The other day I tried mixing pav bhaji and leftover basmati rice to make a sort pav bhaji pulao, but that did not work out so well. So, I suggest make this tawa pulao.
What Is Tawa Pulao?
Tawa Pulao is the only street food in Mumbai that is as popular as the Mumbai’s Vada pao or the Pav Bhaji. If we talk about the term then you would be surprised to know that Pulao is the word that was actually originated in Persia. Tawa cooking is mainly a technique in which food is cooked on flat griddle on high flame on a flat griddle known as tawa.
A lot of mumbai street food recipes are cooked on tawa. Mumbai street food vendors cook pav bhaji on tawa. Most of the time they cook tawa pulao on the same tawa. So flavours of pav bhaji intensifies in this recipe. One difference is vegetables are cooked but remain crunchy in the pulao.
Cheesy Tawa Pulao is the perfect dish you can either have as an appetizer or a full-course meal. One of the best recipe for vegetarians that can be made quickly and cheesily! One of best fried rice recipe to make with leftover rice.
Other Tawa dishes you may Like to Try
In India, we usually refer to it as Pulao. This popular street food has a very unique name, it is because Cheesy Tawa Pulao is actually made in tawa/skillet. Yes, the popular Mumbai street food dish is made in the same tawa in which Pav Bhaji is made and the speciality of this dish is in its taste. It taste like Pav Bhaji but in a pulao. Sounds delicious right?
Cheese Tawa Pulao Recipe Video
How to Make Tawa Pulao
If you visited Mumbai then you know how popular Tawa Pulao is in the city of dreams. I am in eternal love with Mumbai's street food. This recipe is exactly how the beautiful Mumbai is, quick and super amazing.
As usual, I make some few changes to adapt the recipe to suit our taste. Bombay Tawa pulao recipe is no different. This too has some ingredients that is not on the regular Mumbai tawa pulao recipe. As the name suggest, I add ample amount of grated cheese, lemon juice and some coriander leaves right before serving the pulao.
If you love eating rice then I am sure you will fall in love with Cauliflower rice, Schezwan rice and Coconut rice. These rice recipes has no-fuss and can be made easily. If you love to eat rice but your rice never comes out perfect, then read this easy way of making fluffy Jeera Rice. We all are rice lovers here. 🙂
This Tawa Pulao is made with pre-cooked rice, you can also use leftover rice, if you want to. It is a great recipe to prepare at home. The quick, fulfilling 1 pot dish is a perfect recipe to make when you have on-the-spot unannounced guest or when you want to use up the left over rice.
If you are someone who doesn’t like to spend a lot of time in the kitchen , then cheesy tawa pulao is the perfect way to feed your tummy with some deliciousness. I love how all the flavors work wonder in this veg pulao recipe.
If you ask me to describe tawa pulao, it is medley of all your favorite veggies together with love of pav bhaji, rice and cheese. What's not to love:) Do give it a try and let me know how it turned out for you.
Tawa Pulao Recipe
- 2.5 Cups Cooked rice cooked
- 1 teaspoon Cumin
- Ginger Paste
- ⅓ cup Green Bell Peppers
- ⅓ cup Red Bell Peppers
- 1 cup Tomatoes
- ½ cup chopped Onion
- 1 cup Fresh Peas
- 2 Green Chillies
- ⅔ cup Carrot
- ½ cup Potato
- 2-3 cube Butter/Oil
- 1 Teaspoon Lemon Juice
- 1-2 Teaspoon Pav Bhaji Masala
- 1 Teaspoon Tomato Sauce
- 1 Teaspoon Green chilli sauce
- 1 teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
- 50 grams Cheddar Cheese
- Coriander Leaves
- Add butter in a pan and splutter 1 small teaspoon cumin seeds in it.
- Add 1 chopped onion, ginger paste and saute it until the onion is golden brown
- Add finely chopped green chillies and carrot in the pan along with red and green bell peppers.
- Add boiled potatoes (cut into pieces), fresh peas in the pan and mash them.
- Allow the food to saute for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes add chopped tomatoes in them.
- Pour 1 small teaspoon tomato sauce, green chilli sauce and mix them well. Add salt to taste.
- Mix all the ingredients well. Add 1 small teaspoon of red chilli powder and 1 teaspoon of pav bhaji masala in the pan. Allow them to cook.
- It is time to add rice (fresh or leftover ) and mix well.
- Add grated cheddar cheese in the pan and squeeze some lemon juice in them.
- Sprinkle some coriander leaves in the cheesy tawa Pulao .
- Garnish it with fresh yogurt.