Welcome to our delectable Mumbai Tawa Pulao recipe, where the versatile onion takes center stage.


Tawa pulao

  • Author: Rettaikili
  • Prep Time: 10minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes



For rice:

  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • half tsp salt
  • 1 tsp oil
  • water to soak & boil

For pulao:

  • 2 tsp butter
  • 1 tsp cumin/jeera
  • ½ onion (sliced)
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 carrot (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp capsicum (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp peas
  • 5 beans (chopped)
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 2 tomato (finely chopped)
  • 2¼ tsp pav bhaji masala
  • ¼ tsp Kashmiri red chili powder
  • 1 potato (boiled & cube)
  • 2 tbsp coriander (finely chopped)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice


Step 1 In a kadai heat 2 tsp butter and saute 1 tsp cumin until it turns aromatic.

Step 2 Now add ½ onion and 1 tsp ginger garlic paste. saute well.

Step 3 Keeping the flame on medium add 1 carrot, 2 tbsp capsicum, 2 tbsp peas, 5 beans, and ½ tsp salt.

Step 4 Stir-fry for 3 minutes or until vegetables are cooked slightly.

Step 5 Now add 2 tomatoes and saute until the tomato turn soft and mushy.

Step 6 Furthermore add 2 tsp pav bhaji masala and ¼ tsp chilli powder.

Step 7 Saute until the oil is released from the masala paste.

Step 8 Additionally add 1 boiled and cubed potato and mix well.

Step 9 Now add in cooked rice.

Step 10 Mix gently without breaking the rice.

Step 11 Add in 2 tbsp coriander and 1 tbsp lemon juice. mix well.

Step 12 Finally, serve Mumbai tawa pulao with raita.

In conclusion, Mumbai Tawa Pulao is a celebration of flavors, with sautéed onions playing a pivotal role in elevating the dish. This recipe is a testament to the culinary magic that can be created with a few simple ingredients and careful preparation. As you savor each bite, you’ll appreciate the rich, aromatic essence of the onions and the vibrant spices that make this dish a true delight for the senses. Whether you’re a seasoned cook or a beginner in the kitchen, Mumbai Tawa Pulao is a must-try, promising a satisfying and memorable dining experience.


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