Tawa Pulav

Servings: 2-3

Cooking Time: 45 minutes


  • 3 cups steamed white rice (Get the recipe on a click)
  • 1/2 cup green peas
  • 1/2 cup carrot diced into small cubes
  • 1/2 cup onion diced into small cubes
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper diced into small cubes (capsicum)
  • 1 cup or 1 big tomato chopped into small cubes
  • 3-4 green chilies chopped (you can adjust it according to taste)
  • 2 tbsp coriander finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 3-4 tbsp refined oil (peanut,sun flower,vegetable,rice bran etc any can be used)
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder (You can adjust it according to taste)
  • 1 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder (this only gives nice color to the pulav without increasing the heat level)
  • 2 tbsp pav bhaji masala (MDH or Everest any can be used)(you can adjust it according to taste and spice level)
  • 1 tbsp lime juice


Get all the veggies ready for the tawa pulav.

Take oil in a deep kadhai and when oil is hot enough add cumin seeds in it.

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As the cumin seeds starts turning brown add diced onion in it and saute it for about a minute.Keep the gas on medium heat.

Now add ginger garlic paste and chopped green chillies in it and mix it nicely.Saute it till the raw aroma of ginger garlic disappears.It will take a minute or so.

Add chopped tomatoes and stir all the ingredients nicely.

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Stir in the salt,red chilli powder and kashmiri red chili powder and mix it nicely with the veggies.Now cover the kadhai and let the veggies cook for about 5 minutes.Keep the gas on medium heat.



After 5-7 minutes you will see that the tomatoes have become soft and mushy. At this stage we will add other veggies.

Stir in the carrots and green peas and mix it nicely.

Now add pav bhaji masala and stir all the ingredients nicely.Cover the kadhai again and let the veggies cook till they are soft and tender. It will take around 5-6 minutes. Keep the gas on medium heat.

When the carrots and peas have become soft and tender,stir in chopped capsicum and mix it nicely. Cover the kadhai again and cook the veggies.

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It will not take more than 3-4 minutes for the capsicum to become little soft.We do not need to soften the capsicum completely,its crunch should be still there. Remove the lid and roast the veggies more for about 5 minutes. When tomatoes are completely roasted and all the veggies are soft and tender then it means our tawa pulav masala is completely ready.It will look like the picture shown above.It will also start releasing oil from the sides.

Stir in the steamed white rice and mix it gently with the masala so that the rice do not breaks and becomes mushy. You can taste at this stage and adjust the salt accordingly.

Add in the finely chopped coriander and lime juice and mix it nicely in the pulav.


Mouth watering Tawa Pulav is ready to be enjoyed. Serve it with boondi raita or any raita of your choice. Tawa Pulav is perfect to carry if you are travelling as its so flavorful that it do not need any side dish. Do try this and let me know how you like it. Enjoy !!

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33 Comments Add yours

  1. Looks delicious! Will give it a try!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks a lot…pls tell me how it came out☺


  2. Kurian says:

    Fantastic display and details.
    Well done

    Liked by 1 person

  3. InspiresN says:

    interesting spices in the pulav, looks awesome!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks a lot Nisha☺ This is very tasty..Do give it a try..

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much ☺


  4. All time fav… looks superb

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Thank you Ruchi☺


  5. Sounds Delicious. 👌Your every cooking step pics makes me drooling. 😛😊

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks a lot Pooja☺

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  6. Megala says:

    Great recipe ! Easy, tasty & healthy rice dish !

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks a lot Megala !!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. mistimaan says:

    Very nice and tasty recipe……hope you can share it with me 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Will Love to share with you…Thanks a lot for liking it !!

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks a lot 😊

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  8. Dice n Cook says:


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  9. mysecretplate says:

    Luvd the pictorial description Anshu 👌

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Delicious & one of my fav rice recipes !

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much Vidya…☺

      Liked by 1 person

  11. Ankita Dash says:

    One pot dish. Very nicely described..

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks a ton Ankita !!


  12. Malini says:

    Looks so delicious Anshu 🙂 I am hungry now 😀 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks a lot Malini !!

      Liked by 1 person

  13. Sandhya says:

    One of my favorite recipes too Anshu! Yummy!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks a lot Sandhya !!


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