Pav Bhaji Pulao

Hey!!! So today I am posting recipe of yummy rice dish. Pulao is rice dish which can be made of many different flavors. Pav Bhaji pulao is a common street food in Mumbai also known as Tawa Pulao. It is full of spicy and yummy flavors and goes well with lassi. So try this yummy rice dish serve as lunch or dinner with a glass full of Lassi or any mocktail of choice.

Rice- 2 cups

Finely chopped Tomatoes- 3 large

Finely chopped Onions- 3 large

Finely chopped Capsicum- 1 large

Boiled Chopped Potatoes- 2 medium

Boiled Corn kernels- 1/4 cup

Finely chopped french beans- 1/4 cup

Paneer/Cottage Cheese- 150 gms

Red chilli powder- 2 tbsp

Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp

Coriander powder- 1 tbsp

Cumin powder- 1 tbsp

Garam Masala- 1 tsp

Everest Pav Bhaji Masala- 2 to 2 1/2 tbsp

Oil and Ghee combined – 2 tbsp

Ginger Garlic Paste- 2 tbsp

Salt for taste

Water for cooking rice and adding to gravy

Finely chopped coriander leaves for garnishing

Cheese for garnishing

1) Soak the rice for half an hour.

2) In an open vessel add half a liter of water 1 tsp salt and let it come to one boil. As soon as it starts boiling add the soaked rice and cook the rice. The rice should be cooked only upto 90% it should be too mushy or else will break while adding to gravy.

3) Take heavy bottomed vessel for cooking the gravy. Add oil and ghee mixture and allow it to warm up now add the asafetida and ginger garlic paste and let it cook for 2 mins. Now add finely chopped capsicum and let it cook then add the onions and let it turn translucent. Once the onions have cooked add the finely chopped tomatoes. Let the tomatoes cook for 2 mins then add the Red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, garam masala and let it cook for 10 mins.

4) After 10 mins you will see the tomatoes and all the masalas have integrated properly now mash this mixture using a masher slightly. Now add the pav bhaji masala and salt and let it cook for another 10 mins.

5) While cooking the gravy keep checking the rice once the rice has cooked strain the rice and spread it on a cloth for drying for 5 mins.

6) After 10 mins the gravy is ready you will see that the oil has started to separate. Add 1 cup of water to this gravy. Now add the boiled corn, french beans, potatoes and chopped/cubed paneer/cottage cheese to this gravy and add some more water if required. Be careful not to add more than 1 and 1/2 cup water or else the rice dish will become watery.
7) Add the cooked rice to the gravy prepared and mix gently using two big spatulas. Do not break the rice or mash gently fold it.

8) Once properly mixed garnish with chopped coriander leaves and grated cheese. Serve hot with Lassi or Mocktail of choice.

8 responses to “Pav Bhaji Pulao”

  1. This looks like an easy and scrumptious recipe. I’m visiting as part of the myfriendalexa campaign.


  2. Sounds interesting, would try this fusion soon!


    1. Thank let me know how it was .


  3. looks delicious. will try it soon.
    keep sharing the awesome recipes. 🙂


  4. I never tried pav bhaji pulao, but your dish looks yum, shall try it out next time when I make pulao.

    MeenalSonal from AuraOfThoughts
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    1. Thank you so let me know how it worked out for you..


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I am a lawyer by profession but cooking has been my passion and hence my journey began as a home cook. I have been working with vegetarian recipes and post my recipes using simple ingredients and easy methods to follow.


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