Mumbai Tava Pulao – Spicy Main Course Rice – Indian Rice Recipe – Pulao Recipe

This is a popular street food of Mumbai, which is fast to prepare and very delicious to eat. This recipe is usually prepared on tava that’s why this is called as Tava pulao, but if you don’t have big tava available at your home then you can also prepare this on a pan.


Ingredients –

  1. Cooked rice – 1 or 2 cups.
  2. Butter/vegetable oil – 2 tsp.
  3. Cumin seeds –1 tsp.
  4. Curry leaves – 7-8 (optional)
  5. Chopped onions – 1
  6. Tomato medium size (chopped) – 2-3
  7. Green chili – 2 (as per your taste)
  8. Bell pepper (capsicum) chopped – 1 cup
  9. Coriander leaves – ½ cup
  10. Boiled, peeled and chopped potato – 1 cup
  11. Green peas – ½ cup
  12. Salt – (as per your taste)
  13. Pav bhaji masala/sambar masala – 2 tsp
  14. Groundnuts or cashew nuts – ½ cup
  15. Turmeric powder – ½ tsp


Method –

  • Heat a pan add oil into the pan, add cumin seeds, curry leaves, groundnuts or cashew fry it for few seconds.
  • Add chopped onions cook for few seconds on medium flame.


  • Add chopped capsicum, boiled potato, boiled peas and cook for 5-6 minutes.
  • After 5-6 minutes add salt, turmeric powder, green chili, chopped tomato, Pav bhaji masala, cover the pan and cook for 5-6 minutes.


  • Add boiled rice, mix well cover the pan and cook on medium heat for 2-3 minutes.


  • After cooking for 2-3 minutes tomato rice is ready, add chopped coriander leaves and mix it.
  • Mumbai Tava pulao is ready to serve.

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