Tava Pulao

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Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 15 min
Yields: 2


  • 1/2 chopped onion
  • 1/2 green capsicum
  • 1/2 tomato
  • 1 small size ginger peeled (size of an almond)
  • 1/2 tsp mild chilli powder
  • 1 1/2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1/4 green chilli (not spicy)
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 cups cooked basmati rice
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • salt per taste
  • coriander to garnish


  1. Chop onion, capsicum and tomato and keep aside.
  2. crush ginger and chilli in a mortar and make paste.
  3. Heat oil in a non stick pot. Add cumin and ginger-chilli paste and let it cooked approximately 1 min.
  4. Add onion and capsicum and cook for 5 minutes on high- continuously stirring it.
  5. Now add tomato, garam masala, turmeric and chilli powder.
  6. Cook on high continuously stirring it for 5 minutes.
  7. Add cooked rice and cook for another 5 min.
  8. Add salt (keep in mind that rice already has salt) and lemon juice.
  9. Remove from the heat and garnish with chopped coriander


For this dish it is important to cook vegetables on high continuously stirring it. If you cook on low, then vegetables will get watery which will spoil your dish.

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