When you find great new ways that better the tried and tested, it’s called innovation. So that’s exactly how it feels to bring a whiff of freshness to the rich flavours and sizzling aromas of pulao with Kalpana Sareesh’s brilliantly fresh recipe- Tawa Pulao.
So how does she manage the perfect blend of these exotic spices in a coarse and even texture? And no prizes for guessing! It’s the Ultra DuraMix 750P. The unique Slo Grind function does it with so much ease, maintaining the right flavour without heating up or grinding it too fine!
Making the Pav Bhaji Masala
- Red Chilli: 8 Nos.
- Kashmiri Red Chilli: 8 Nos.
- Cinnamon- 1 Inch piece
- Black Cardamom- 3 Nos.
- Coriander Seeds- 2 Tbsp.
- Cloves- 8 Nos.
- Pepper- 1 Tsp.
- Cumin Seeds- 1 Tbsp.
- Fennel Seeds- 1 Tbsp.
- Mango Powder- 1 Tsp.
Dry roast all the above ingredients (except for mango powder), cool and grind to smooth powder. Now add mango powder, grind again and transfer to a dry container.
Making the Pulao
- Cumin seeds- 1 Tsp.
- Green chilli, ginger and garlic- 1 Tbsp., crushed
- Onion- 1 No., finely chopped.
- Tomatoes – 1 Cup, finely chopped.
- Capsicum- 1/4 Cup, finely chopped.
- Carrot and Beans- 1/4 Cup, cooked.
- Potatoes- 1/4 Cup, cooked.
- Green Peas- 1/4 Cup, cooked.
- Red Chilli Powder- 1/2 Tsp.
- Pav Bhaji Masala- 2 Tsp.
- Cooked Rice- 2 Cups
- Fresh Coriander- 2 Tbsp., finely chopped
- Lime juice- 1 Tsp.
- Salt- 1 Tsp.
- Butter- 2 Tbsp.
Heat butter on an iron pan/tawa, add cumin seeds, wait until it crackles
Then saute the chilli garlic ginger paste for a minute.
Add onions, saute for a minute.
Add the capsicum, cooked carrot beans, cooked potatoes, cooked green peas and saute until it’s well-mixed.
Add tomatoes, cook until it turns mushy (approx 2 minutes).
Now mash with the ladle /masher.
Add salt, chilli powder and pav bhaji masala
Mix them well and add 1/4 cup water
Cover and cook until the spices get cooked well with the veggies.
Add the rice and gently mix it with the veggies and masala.
Drizzle lime juice, sprinkle fresh coriander and plate
Kalpana’s culinary journey started as a pastime with a simple cooking food blog www.lifewithspices.com featuring healthy, wholesome food recipes that make home cooking easy and breezy. She soon went on to become a noted food blogger and social media influencer. Her passion lies in cooking simple home cooked meals that are delicious and healthy. She shares lunch box stories from her day-to-day life that has inspired many to cook and pack food from home.