Monday, March 21, 2011

Tawa Pulao with Paneer | Indian Rice Recipes

Tawa Pulao is a classic Mumbai Street food. It is a quick food like chaats, cooked with veggies, rice and Indian spices. This was one dish which can be fixed within 30 mins, apt for my busy weekend cooking. i.e. The weekend where we have many programs. I had seen the tawa pulao in many of my blogger friends' site and wanted to try it. I googled and arrived at Sanjeev Kapoor's recipe for a simple and easy tawa pulao. 


Ingredients:
Raw Rice - 2 cups (Preferably Basmati or Sona Masoori)
Onion - 1/2 cup chopped fine
Tomato - 2 chopped fine
Mixed Vegetables - 1/2 cup of each (julienned carrot, red bell peppers, green bell peppers) - You may use whatever is available at hand
Paneer - cubed or julienned - 1/2 cup 
Ginger paste - 1 tsp
Pav Bhaji Masala - 2 1/2 tsp (Available in Indian Grocery Stores)
Red Chilli paste - 1 tbsp (I used Tomato Chilli Sauce)
Salt - to taste
Oil - 1 tbsp
Cilantro - To garnish
Lemon juice - 1 tsp


Method:
Cook the rice with a drizzle of oil and 1/2 tsp of salt adding 4 cups of water using pressure cooker or simple stove-top. When done, fluff with a fork and allow it to cool spreading on a wide pan/cookie sheet. In a wide skillet, add oil. When it is heated add the finely chopped onions followed by ginger paste. When the raw smell of ginger disappears add the chopped tomatoes. When the tomatoes becomes mushy, add the pav bhaji masala and red chilli paste. Mix well and add the vegetables and toss in high heat for a minute or two. Add salt and paneer now and give a quick mix. Reduce the heat to low and add the cooled cooked rice. Mix carefully such that the masala is well coated in the rice. Garnish with lemon juice and chopped cilantro/coriander leaves. Serve hot with any raitha of your choice.
Note: I sauted paneer in a tsp of oil before adding in here, though this step is optional. I microwaved carrots for 30 secs before adding here.


Sending this to Flavors of Maharastra event by Nayna guest hosted by PJ this month. Also to Bookmarked Recipes - Every Tuesday event by Aipi and Priya and Anyone Can Cook event by Ayisha.

40 comments:

  1. Wow...Tawa pulao looks awesome and delicious...

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  2. ஆஹா...சூப்பராக இருக்கின்றது...அருமையோ அருமை..

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  3. Omg, ur pulao tempts me seriously..just drooling drooling drooling..

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  4. Simply delicious pulao, definitely healthy and nutritious..

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  5. Flavorful and delicious pulao..looks so tempting.

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  6. This looks like a great way to spice up fried rice with a twist... yum.

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  7. with paneer ...looks just delicious!...I love it!
    Smitha
    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

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  8. gorgeous dish. Feel like having some now.

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  9. I have made both pulav seperately but combination of both pulav is amazing,have to try it out by this method.Thanks for sharing...

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  10. Deliious tawa pulao.Inspiring clicks.

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  11. Tawa Pulao looks delicious. Excellent recipe dear.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  12. Yum...adding paneer is such a yummy idea :)

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  13. Very tempting tawa pulao... Looks so colorful with yummy flavors...

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  14. A delicious twist to our own Pulao there..slurp !!
    I missed you till now.better late than ever !

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  15. I really liked how the rice looks fluffy and not sticky! I am sure it's something I will enjoy..
    www.sunshineandsmile.com

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  16. simple and perfect one.Adding panner in this makes it more yummy

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  17. Ilove dis looks really yumm..wid paneer in it double ok for me

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  18. wow pulao is so tempting and fluffy, will try it
    loved the reicpe

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  19. This is a regular at our home..loved all the colors going in there!

    Thanks a lot for linking this to bookmark event :)
    US Masala

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  20. Gorgeous & inviting pulao!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  21. What a lovely pulao, great combo of veggies used, so colorful and healthy too !

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  22. pulao looks perfect..i love paneer in pulao.

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  23. First time to ur blog n amaze to see ur recipe collections....
    Delicious Pulav:)

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  24. First time here. You have a great blog.. Yummy pulav

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  25. First time here Krithi. Loved your version of Tawa Pulao. You have a lovely space dear. Happy to follow you..:)

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  26. That looks perfect, yummy looking pulav. Thank you for linking with Any One Can Cook :)

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  27. This looks delicious! I love the colors in the rice!

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  28. Wonderful recipe! I love all of the flavors you have used:)

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  29. yup this is an absolutely delightful dish that i make it often, looks swell krithi!

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  30. looks delicious! Wishing you happiness, Katherine

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  31. I love paneer !!! I have to try this out !!!

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  32. Nice recipe and step by step pics. Thanks for sharing.Lovely dish!! Looks yummy!
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