Have rice and vegetables in your diet chart and craving for some pao bhaji ?
Here is the way out , pesh karate hain TAWA PULAO !
Rice cooked with vegetables in ghee / butter with the flavours of pao bhaji masala . Taste wahi par pao nahi !
½ cup rice
1 tbsp butter or ghee
½ tsp cumin / jeera
¼ cup chopped onions (medium size)
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
⅓ cup or 1 large ripe tomato chopped
Salt as needed
¾ to 1 tbsp pav bhaji masala
½ tsp red chili powder or paste (optional)
¼ cup chopped capsicum
½ to ¾ cup steamed or boiled vegetables (carrots, beans, peas)
2 tbsp water
Coriander leaves for garnishing
How to make the recipe
Wash and soak rice. Cook it till al dente without making it mushy. Cool it completely.
Wash and chop onions, tomatoes & capsicum. Set these aside.
Wash and cube potatoes, beans and carrots.
Boil or steam potatoes, beans, green peas and carrots. The veggies must be steamed to al dente. Do not make them too soft.
Heat butter/oil in a pan, add cumin and sauté till they begin to crackle.
Add onions, fry them till transparent.
Add ginger garlic paste, fry till a nice aroma comes out.
Add tomatoes and salt. Fry till tomatoes turn mushy.
Add pav bhaji masala and red chili powder or paste.
Add capsicum and saute for 2 mins.
Add 2 tbsp of water and cook the masala until water evaporates.
Add the boiled vegetables. Mix well.
Add the cooked rice and mix well. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve tawa pulao hot.
1. If you do not have the time to boil or steam the veggies, just use peas and carrots without steaming them. Add them directly to the pan along with capsicum, but chopped small. Add 2 tbsps water more and just cook the carrots and peas in the pan itself. This simplifies the recipe and saves some time.
2. Do not add too much water to the masala while cooking. It can make the rice soggy and sticky.
Recipe Contributed by - Nitu Malladi (http://getsetgo.fitness/#/public/coachprofile/nitu)