Tawa Pulao

Favorite Mumbai street food Mumbai Tawa Pulao Recipe! Tawa Pulao is a term which all Mumbaikar’s are well versed with.

Time: 25 minutes


  • for cooking rice:
  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 5 cups water
  • ½ tsp oil
  • salt to taste
  • for preparing tawa pulao:
  • 1 tbsp butter / oil
  • ½ onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 tomato, roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup peas, fresh / frozen
  • 1 potato, boiled and diced
  • ½ capsicum, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp red chilli paste
  • 2 tsp pav bhaji masala
  • salt to taste
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • few coriander leaves, finely chopped


  • wash the rice, and cook the rice in low to medium flame without the lid. add oil, salt and turmeric powder.
  • in a large pan or kadai take some butter and saute finely chopped onions.
  • once the onions turns slightly translucent, add in ginger garlic paste.
  • next is to add roughly chopped tomato and cook till they turn soft.
  • add some fresh or frozen peas.
  • mash all the veggies well using potato masher.
  • now add boiled and diced potatoes.
  • time to add finely chopped capsicum and saute.
  • add red chilli paste (red chilli paste is prepared by mixing 2 tsp of chilli powder with 5 tsp of water), salt and
  • pav bhaji masala.
  • also add some water to make the masala moist.
  • be gentle while mixing with masala.
  • squeeze some lemon juice and add coriander leaves.
  • mix well and serve tawa pulao with your favourite onion-tomato raita