Saturday, 10 March 2012

Tawa Rice-Pulao ~ Indian street food

Made n Enjoyed
Hello Readers,
Just when you think the weather is about to take a turn for the better, it ends up getting colder again...the cold weather brings along health problems with it..Cases of cold, flu and fever spread across the country, and now my daughter got caught up into too :-( she is off school, and at home demanding a list of her favourite foods ! She wanted to eat something soft but spicy for lunch, so I thought of making Tawa Rice. I had Tawa rice in my last visit to India, I was so amazed with the taste, on my return I made it here in the UK and my family loved it, and it  has become no 1 in my top rice chart !!

Tawa Rice has a very unique spicy flavour and the secret ingredient to achieving this is Pavbhaji masala. Pavbhaji masala is used in making very typical popular street food Pav-Bhaji.

You will need:-
  • 2 cup cooked basmati rice ( grain should be separate )
  • 1 cup boiled or steamed vegetables like carrots, peas, sweetcorn, cauliflower and green beans )
  • 1 capsicum chopped
  • 1 big onion finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 2 red tomatoes chopped
  • salt to taste
  • 3-4 green chillies
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 3 tbsp oil or butter
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder ( optional )
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp pav bhaji masala

    Method:-
    Heat oil or butter in a heavy bottom or non stick pan. Add the cumin seeds.
    Then add the chopped onions,saute till the onions turn translucent, now add ginger - garlic paste.. then add green chillies.
    After few minutes add mix vegetables and capsicum with salt and cook for around 3-4 minutes till capsicum turn tender.
    Now add the tomatoes. When the tomatoes are soft and starts leaving water, add the turmeric powder, red chilli powder and the pav bhaji masala.
    Mix in the cooked rice. Combine well till the rice is nicely mixed with the spice mixture. Serve hot with any raita.
    Recipe source : Sanjeev Kapoor

    6 comments:

    1. pulav looks delicious....

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    2. wow..awesome recipe

      Aarthi
      http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

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    3. Iam feeling hungry now jags. That's a one pot meal.

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    4. Delicious and spicy pulao..nice recipe...

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