Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Mumbai Tawa Pulao !!

2 Cups of cooked Basmati/Kohinoor rice
1/4 Cup of cauliflower florets
1/4  Cup of green peas
1/4  Cup chopped carrots
1/4 Cup of chopped capsicum /green bell pepper
1/2 Cup of finely chopped onions
1 Cup of chopped tomatoes (you can also use tomato paste/tomato ketchup instead)
1/4 a Cup of potatoes cut into cubes (optional) 
2 tbsp of ginger-garlic paste
1-2 tbsp of amul butter (this gives a touch of that roadside tawa pulao)
1-2 tbsp of Everest Pav Bhaji Masala
1 tbsp of Red chilli powder (optional)
1/2 tbsp  of turmeric powder (optional)
3-4 tbsp of warm water
salt to taste
Cliantro for garnishing (optional)

1. In a medium sized frying pan (Tawa) add butter.
2. Now add ginger garlic paste and saute it for a few seconds. 
3. Add finely chopped onions and saute it till it gets transparent.
4. Add finely cubed tomatoes, saute till it leaves oil from the edges.
5. Now add all the remaining vegetables, salt, red chili powder and pav bhaji masala and mix well. 
6. Add very little water, cover it and make sure you cook all the vegetables. 
7. Do not over cook but make sure you leave it a little crunchy.
8. Now add cooked rice add another tsp of butter if required. 
9. Mix very gently while you saute it for another minute or so.
10. Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve hot.