Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Tawa Pulao

Basmati Rice(cooked) - 2 cups
Onion - 1 small, chopped finely
Tomato - 1 small, chopped finely
Green Peas - 1/4 cup
Cauliflower - 1/4 cup, chopped finely (optional)
Bell Peppers - 1 1/2 cup, chopped finely (combination of red, yellow and green peppers)
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tsp
Pav Bhaji Masala - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
Red Chili Powder - 1 tsp
Oil - 2 tbspns
Salt - according to taste
Asafoetida - a pinch
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
Lemon Juice - 1 tbspn
Cilantro - 1 tbspn, chopped for garnishing

In a non stick pan, heat oil in a medium heat. Add cumin seeds and hing. Let them splutter. Add the onions, a pinch of salt and turmeric and cook for 2 - 3 minutes. Now add ginger garlic paste and saute for a minute. Add in the peppers and cook for 4 - 5 minutes and add in the tomatoes and cook for 3 more minutes.
Add cauliflower and peas and cook till cauliflower is tender, about 4 minutes. Add the red chili powder, pav bhaji masala, salt and mix. Cook for 2 minutes. Now add the cooked rice and stir to combine. Mix gently and let cook on low heat for 7 - 10 minutes stirring in between.
Add the lemon juice and cilantro. Mix and serve with raita.

Recipe Courtesy: USMasala