Tava Pulao (serves 2)


This is the Indian version of fried rice. Aromatic basmati rice is stir fried with a blend of vegetables and a spicy masala

The dish hails from the beaches of Mumbai. Cooked on a large “tawa” or cast iron griddle, tawapulao is usually cooked alongside Pav Bhaji, another favourite street dish. The same blend of spices used in Pav haji is used here as well.

Tava Pulao is an easy way to jazz up leftover rice. Served with boondi raita, it is perfect for a picnic or an impressive and fast dinner.

What you'll need at home: 1 onion, 1 inch ginger, 2 cloves garlic, 1 green pepper, 1 carrot, 1/2 cup peas, 1/2 cup yogurt, cilantro (optional)