Tava Pulao is a popular street food in Mumbai. This street food tava pulao is very simple to make and is an easy pulao recipe. It can be made with leftover rice or with left over pav bhaji. The dish is spicy and since it is made with lots of vegetables, it is nutritious too just like other pulao types.
Tava pulao is a type of pulao made on tava or a large frying pan. It can even be made in a kadai or wok in case you don’t have a tava. The street side vendors make it on the same tava on which they make pav bhaji. Street side vendors add food colour to the recipe, I have not added it here.
To make this tava pulao, first you need to cook basmati or any other long grain rice. The rice should be par-boiled. If you have previous day’s left over rice that can also be used to make this pulao recipe on tava. You can also add vegetables like potato, capsicum, green peas, French beans, carrot, tomato and onion to this recipe. I have not used French beans in this recipe, but you can use it. I have separately boiled potato, carrot and green peas. You can even steam the vegetables.
Sauté onion, tomato, ginger garlic paste and capsicum. Then add spices and mix well. Add the boiled or steamed vegetables and mash well using the potato masher. Then adjust salt to taste and mix the rice. Garnish with coriander leaves and lemon juice. The tava pulao can be served with mix vegetable raita.
This tava pulao is a type of vegetable pulao which is made using pav bhaji masala and vegetables. It can also be made using left over pav bhaji and left over rice.
Tava pulao can also be made and packed in the lunch box. You can boil and keep the vegetables in refrigerator overnight. Next morning, cook rice and quickly cook the tava pulao recipe.
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