Monday, June 21, 2010

Tawa pulao

Have you ever had small pieces of vegetable lying in your fridge. I try to use them all but sometimes it is just too much. My fridge will start filling up with random sized pieces of sorry looking vegetables. The best way in my mind is to make a pulao out of it. There are endless posibilites in creating these. You can make them with leftover subji's and rice and give them a new life. I came across Tawa pulao from Chef in you. She had used pav baji masala. I have never tried this combination so I figured I will make this for my dinner and use up my vegetables.

- 1 large onion, chopped
- 2 large tomatoes, chopped finely
- 1 carrot grated
- 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
- 2 tbsp Pav Bhaji masala
- 1/2 cup frozen french cut beans (The recipe called for peas)
- 2-3 green chillies (or as needed)
- 2 inch ginger, grated
- 1 tsp chili powder (optional)
- about 1 cup cooked rice

- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 1 tsp fennel seeds
- 3 cloves
- 1 tbsp oil

1. In a pan add oil and all the seasoning ingredients. Once the cumin seeds starts to splutter add ginger and chiles. Saute for a few seconds and then add the onions. Cook till the onions turn color.
2. Mix in the chopped tomatoes and cover the pan. Let it simmer till the tomatoes turn mushy. Now add the spices - turmeric powder, pav baji masala, chili powder if using and salt.
3. Cook for a few minutes and stir in the beans. In about 30 seconds turn the heat down and mix in the cooked rice. Do not over mix it as we do not want the rice to break. Use a fork and be gentle when you mix in the rice.
4. Finally add the grated carrots in and give it a toss

Serve it hot with subji or raita

Sending this recipe to What's lurking in your kitchen hosted by Nupur of One Hot Stove.
Also sending this to one of my favorite event Tried and Tested hosted by Priya and started by Delights of Cooking

This one also goes to Healing food hosted by started by sri


Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal

Another great one K & G. I too have it bookmarked to be made, one day :)

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes)

love tawa refreshed my memory i use to hv in india on fav....looks awesome

Kalyani & Gayatri

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