Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Mumbai Tava Pulav/ Mumbai Rice

Street food in Mumbai is very famous. Not just vada pav and pav bhaji... there is one more dish that has gained lot of popularity in Mumbai- TAVA PULAO This is one dish that I still cherish & recreate at home. What makes this dish unique from other is the taste of Pav Bhaji. Now for all those who wants to have authentic taste of Mumbai Tava Pulav then have it on streets of Mumbai and not at any fancy retuarent. Those vendors are very good in fusion food.
Anyways! This is how I made it at home.

  • 1 cup rice cooked
  • 1 big onion
  • 2 big tomatoes
  • ½ cup tomato ketchup 
  • 1 Medium potato, peeled, cubed and boiled 
  • 1 ½ tbsp pav bhaji masala 
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ cup boiled peas
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste 
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • Salt
Heat a tsp of oil. Add cumin seeds, ginger garlic paste, onions and cook till the onions become translucent. 
Add the tomatoes and peas. Stir for a minute and cook until tomatoes become soft. 
Add the potato and stir for a minute or so. 
Add the ketchup, Pav bhaji masala, turmeric, and chilli powder. 
Add the rice and salt and combine it such that there are no lumps. The tomato mixture/gravy should be evenly distributed. 
Garnish with coriander leaves .
Serve hot with raita chutneys or dips.


  1. I love mumbai ka street food and now I know the secret of making it at home. Too good recipe.

  2. bookmarked. thanks for linking dear.


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