Tawa pulao – Mushroom tawa pulao – Kaalan pulao – kaalan tawa pulao

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Heard that it is famous street food in Mumbai. But haven’t tried it outside and tasted it first when my friend shared veg tawa pulao. we can say it as an Indian version of fried rice. I loved the pav bhaji taste in it and the recipe was simple and quite different from other pulao recipes. This is also one of the pulao recipes I like to cook often. This time tried tawa pulao with mushroom as the main ingredient, a raita is enough to go with it.

Also try the other pulao (veg), pulao(non veg) recipes.

Let’s see how to make this pulao.

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Preparation Time: 45 mins

Cooking Time: 30 mins

Serves : 3


Butter – 2.5 tbsp

Cinnamon – 2-inch piece

Cardamom – 2

Cloves – 3

Onion – 1 ( medium-sized, chopped )

Spring onion ( white part ) – chopped, 1/2 cup

Ginger garlic paste – 1/2 tbsp

Tomato – 1 (big size, chopped)

Mushroom – 250g ( button mushrooms, sliced)

Capsicum – 1 ( big size, chopped)

Green chillies – 3 to 4 ( sliced)

salt to taste

Kashmiri red chilli powder- 1 tsp

Chat masala – 1 tsp

pav bhaji masala – 2 tsp

garam masala – 1 tsp

Basmati Rice – 1 cup

Spring onions (green part ) -1/2 cup

Mint leaves – a few

Coriander leaves- a few

lemon – 1


1.Wash and soak basmati rice in water for 30 minutes. Heat a sufficient quantity of water in a pot, bring it to a rolling boil, add turmeric powder, salt to it. drain the water completely from the soaked rice and add it to the boiling water. Cook until the rice is done. It will take like 6 to 7 minutes. Then strain the water completely from it and allow it to cool down. You can also use leftover rice. Wash and keep all the veggies ready.

Heat butter in a pan or tawa. When the butter melts, add cinnamon, cardamom, cloves. Let them sizzle. Then add chopped onions, spring onions white part saute them to light golden. Add a little salt to fasten the cooking of onions. Add ginger-garlic paste. Saute till the raw smell leaves. Now add chopped tomatoes, allow it to cook until the onions and tomatoes get mushy. Then add the sliced mushrooms. The mushroom will start to leave the water. Cook till the mushrooms are cooked. Add chopped capsicum, green chillies to it. Saute for 2 minutes.

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2.Place the flame in low and add Kashmiri red chilli powder, chat masala powder, garam masala powder, a little salt and mix well. Allow it to cook till the raw smell goes off. Add the cooked rice, chopped coriander leaves, spring onions green part and mint leaves. Squeeze the lemon into it and mix well.

step 2

Serve hot with Raita, Pappads or pickle.

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