Tawa pulao recipe

Purvanchal Tadka

Originated on the streets of Mumbai, this pulao has created a benchmark in every Mumbaikar’s list of food. We all love the flavour, the aroma and the taste.

Tawa pulao has a very unique taste due to the pav bhaji masala used in it. Famously made on a huge tawa so the name Tawa pulao. You can use kadhai as huge Tawa is only owned by street vendors. The taste is very much the same, so no worries.

The veggies used are the same as the ones in pav bhaji. The trick here is the butter is used not oil, if want you can divide half portion with butter n half with oil.

This recipe requires cooked rice, one can use leftover rice or just cook the rice two hours before making Tawa pulao.

Simple and easy rice or say one-pot recipe, enjoy this with some pickled onions.

Do try this recipe as it’s quick to make and easy to finish ๐Ÿ˜ for the pav bhaji recipe here’s the link Pav-Bhaji

You might also like this recipe Masala Pav/How to make Masala pav

Let’s get the recipe

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Tawa pulao


  • 1 cup boiled rice or leftover rice
  • 1 cup mixed vegetables [ chopped cabbage, capsicum, cauliflower and green peas]
  • 1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/2 cup onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup tomato
  • 1/4 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 to 2 teaspoon pav bhaji masala
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 tablespoon Kashmiri Lal mirch
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt or as per taste


  • Heat a kadhai with butter and oil
  • Add ginger-garlic paste
  • Let it cook a bit, then add in chopped onions, cook till soft
  • Add all the given vegetables mix them well, close the lid and cook the veggies
  • Now, add tomatoes cook till soft
  • Mash the veggies with the spatula
  • Mix all well
  • Add in pav bhaji masala, garam masala and red chili powder
  • Mix well
  • Sprinkle salt and mix
  • Now, add in the cooked rice mix it well
  • Tawa pulao is ready to be enjoyed when piping hot
  • Hope you like this simple recipe
  • Until then keep exploring…….

Add a generous amount of butter, and veggies depending on your choice. The ones I have added are the basic and main veggies to make the pulao taste exactly like pav bhaji.

Quesadilla recipe

Here’s my version of quesailla with some leftover rotis in the house.

How to use these leftover rotis was the question in my mind, what better way than quesadillas, right!!

This recipe was made with whatever is available in my pantry that day, so couldn’t make it more fancy, just chopped capsicum n onions and stuffed with some herbs n cheese, that’s how easy it was to make.

Do try this recipe and give your comments below.

What are Quesadillas?

Quesadilla is a Mexican food, made of corn tortilla traditionally. But you can also use flour for making this. Basically it is folded into half and stuffed with meat, veggies, beans and loads of cheese.

Quesadilla is a Mexican dish but loved worldwide. With every household having their own version and I am creating my vegetarian way here.

Let’s get the recipe now

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  • 4 Tortila /leftover rotis
  • 1/2 cup onion chopped
  • 3/4 cup capsicum chopped
  • Butter
  • 1 tablespoon garam masala powder
  • 1 tablespoon chili flakes
  • 1 tablespoon mixed herbs
  • Black salt
  • Cheese
  • Black pepper powder


  • Heat a griddle or tawa
  • Now, heat the rotis applying butter on both the sides
  • Place the chopped capsicum n onion
  • Sprinkle black salt, black pepper powder, mixed herbs, garam masala powder, chill flakes,
  • Top it with cheese sauce
  • And grated cheese
  • Fold it into half
  • Heat till the cheese melts
  • Cut into half and serve
  • I bet you no one will say this was a leftover (basi) roti.
  • Hope you enjoyed this recipe

Baghara Bhaat/Fried masala rice

Baghara bhaat as the names says it all is a quick way to finish your leftover rice.in my house its rare that rice is left but whenever this happens Masala bhaat is made and the first in queue is my husband ๐Ÿ˜‚ plane rice is not liked by him.

Making Baghara chawal I learnt from my MIL as at my place this is not entertained, they don’t like fried chawal.This recipe belongs to her.

So without wasting any time, let’s get the recipe quick…

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Baghara Chawal


  • 2 cup leftover rice
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 2 green chillies
  • Some curry leaves
  • 1 tablespoon rai/mustard seed
  • 1 tablespoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tablespoon haldi powder
  • Salt as per taste
  • 2 tablespoon Groundnut
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • Coriander leaves for garnish
  • Chopped tomatoes for garnish


  • If you have kept rice in fridge it tends to get hard,so sprinkle some water and mash them.
  • Now,heat oil in kadhai
  • Add rai let it crackle
  • Add green chillies, onions
  • Saute it,add groundut
  • Add all the spices given with salt
  • Now add the mashed rice in it
  • Mix it well
  • Close the lid and cook for 2 minutes
  • Open give it a stir
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and tomatoes
  • Serve them hot with kadhi
  • Do check my moong dal kadhi recipe hereย Khatta Moong /Moong ki kadhi/How to make khatta moong
  • Do check my You tube channel as Purvanchal’s Tadka for the video

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