Tawa Pulao Recipe

Tawa Pulao Recipe


Tawa Pulao Recipe

If you like schezwan fried rice then you will love this Mumbai style tawa pulao prepared from steamed rice (or left over rice), vegetables and pav bhaji masala. It’s like a fusion of pava bhaji and a fried rice into a single dish. It is very easy to prepare and tastes simply irresistible. Follow our step by step photo recipe and learn how to make this easy vegetarian pulav at home and serve as dinner special dish.

  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 15 minutes
  • Serves: 2 servings


  1. Boil chopped carrot and green peas in salted water until tender, approx. 5-7 minutes. Drain the water and transfer them to a plate.
  2. Heat oil in a non-stick pan or kadai over medium flame. Add cumin seeds and allow them to crackle. Add finely chopped onion and sauté until onion turns light brown.
  3. Add ginger-garlic paste and green chilli; sauté for 25-30 seconds.
  4. Add chopped tomato and cook until it turns soft or until oil starts to separate, approx 2-minutes.
  5. Add boiled green peas and carrot; mix and cook for a minute.
  6. Add pav bhaji masala, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and salt.
  7. Stir and cook for a minute.
  8. Add cooked (steamed) rice.
  9. Mix gently until all ingredients are well mixed and each rice grain is evenly coated with masala.
  10. Turn off flame and transfer tawa pulao to serving dish. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve with curd.


  • 2 cups cooked Basmati Rice (long grained rice)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 1 medium size Onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon Ginger-Garlic paste
  • 1 Green Chilli, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup Carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 large Tomato, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup Green Peas (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 tablespoons Pav bhaji Masala
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped Coriander Leaves
  • Salt
  • 1½ tablespoons Oil
  • Sliced onion and Lemon Slices (for garnishing)