Tawa Pulao (Vegetable Pulao)

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Tawa Pulao is one of the popular North Indian rice dish rich with flavors and vegetables.

Servings 6-8, Cooking time including preparation: 40-45 mins.


Soak Brown rice for 30 minutes.

In a large sauce pan, dry roast cloves, bay leaves, elaichi (crushed), and cashews for 45 secs.  Add ginger garlic paste and cook for another 30 secs, add chopped peppers, onions, carrots and beans, tomatoes, degi chili powder(paprika), salt, coriander powder, pav bhaji masala – let them cook for 2-3 mins, stir well. Add 6 and half cups of water, add coriander leaves and mint leaves. Cover with lid and cook for 2 mins. Add peas and cook for 10 mins. Add soaked rice, cover with lid and cook for 20 mins. Serve hot.


Green Pepper (capsicum) – 1/2
Red pepper – 1/2
Yellow pepper – 1/2
Cut all three peppers to 1 cm pieces
Carrots and beans (cut) - 1 cup
1 tomato, diced
Peas, 40 grams (1/3rd cup)
Brown basmati rice (or long grain brown rice) – 1 pound or 1/2 kg
Bayleaves -1
Elaichi (cardamom) – 2 (crushed)
Coriander powder – 1/2 cup
Coriander leaves (cilantro) – 2 tsp
Cloves – 2
Cashews – 6
Ginger garlic paste – 1/2 teaspoon
Degi Mirch powder/ Paprika – 1/2 Tablespoon
Salt to taste - 1/2 Tablespoon
Mint leaves – 2 tsp
Pav Bhaji Masala - 1 and half teaspoon