Tawa Pulao

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Here’s how ordinary white rice gets extraordinary flavor! Tawa Pulao is a boldly flavored dish prepared in one skillet (tawa).So get out your skillet and get ready for a meal that packs a punch and is sure to please the whole family.


Here’s how ordinary rice gets extraordinary flavor.

Plain rice combined with an assortment of vegetables stir-fried in spicy tomato sauce seasoned with medley of masalas all prepared in one skillet(tawa). The right combination of convenient ingredients and cooked rice make this one-skillet meal absolutely delicious.

The rich color and deep flavor comes from the tomato sauce and masala seasoning, vegetables add a touch of heartiness to this flavorful dish.

This is a meal that packs all the punch into one convenient skillet. So get out your skillet and get ready for a boldly flavored dish that's sure to please the whole family.

Tawa Pulao

Makes - 2 Servings

Rice - 4 cups cookedCinnamon - 1 1/2” inch stick
Onion - 1 medium choppedGinger Garlic Paste - 1 tsp
Tomatoes - 2 choppedCloves - 3
Vegetables - 1/2 cup chopped (carrots, peas, potatoes)Fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp (optional)
Garam Masala - 1 tspBay leaf - 1 leaf
Chili Powder - 1- 2 tspCilantro - 1 handful chopped
Corriander Powder - 1 tbspOil - 4 -5 tbsps
Salt - to taste

Heat oil in a skillet; add cloves, cinnamon, fennel seeds and bay leaf. Wait till they are aromatic and splutter a little

Add chopped onions and cook till soft and translucent

Add ginger garlic paste and sauté for a minute

Then add the vegetables and continue to cook till they become soft and tender

Add tomatoes to the skillet, mix together, and cook for couple of minutes. Then close a lid on the skillet so the tomatoes can let out the juices and become soft

If it is getting thick too soon, you can sprinkle some water as the tomatoes cook

Open the lid, add all the powders, garam masala, cilantro, salt and mix together

Alternatively, you can use pav bhaji masala for garam masala

Let it cook till it forms a thick gravy consistency. Taste to check salt and spices

Now, add cooked rice and mix together to coat the rice evenly. Let it sit on heat for few more minutes so the rice can absorb the flavors

Turn off heat, garnish with cilantro, chopped onions,slice of lime and serve hot with cool raita


Krithi Krish said...

love it, thanks for sharing. came out very well. here are some changes i made : added star anise, along with the initial spices, skipped bay leaf ( running out of it ), added fried panneer and few cashews while adding the rice towards the end. tastes really good :-)

TheYummyMorsel said...

@ Krithi
Thanks for trying it out and glad you liked it :-)! Yes, of course you can use different spices, depending on the availiblity of spices at home.Paneer and cashews are a great addition.

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