Tava Pulao

This dish is another one which has been on my to-do list forever now.  I saw this one on Venkatesh Bhat’s show and  it looked so simple and yum. 

It is a perfect example of an easy dish which is tasty as well as nutritious with all the veggies in it. Pair it with a simple raita and you are set for dinner. 

Serves 3


Basmati rice            1 cup

Onion, large            1

Carrot, medium     1

French beans           6-8

Capsicum                 1

Peas, boiled              1/4 cup

Unsalted butter      100 gms

Ginger garlic paste  1 tsp

Turmeric powder      A pinch

Green chillies            2

Pav bhaji masala       2-3 tsp



  • Soak the basmati rice for 20 minutes in water
  • Drain and cook the rice in 2 cups water in a large pan till it is almost done
  • Strain the water and mix a tsp of oil to the rice and set aside
  • Chop the onion, carrot, beans and capsicum finely.
  • Heat the butter in a pan and add the onion and sauté for a minute on medium high
  • Add the ginger garlic paste and sauté till the raw smell goes
  • Add the chopped carrot, beans and capsicum and toss well
  • Add turmeric and peas and mix
  • Slit the green chillies vertically and add to the pan
  • Add the pav bhaji masala and salt and mix well
  • Cook for 4-5 minutes
  • Add the rice and mix well 
  • Turn off the heat and serve with any raita of your choice
  • Enjoy!


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