Saturday, March 2, 2019

FISH TIKKA TAWA PULAO


Tawa pulao is a street food of Mumbai usually made with vegetables and cooked rice with pav bhaji masala. I wanted to try it out with a twist and made it with fish tikka giving it biriyani masala flavour. It was a super hit and everyone relished it.
I am posting it in our A-Z Recipe Challenge as the alphabet of the month is -



Ingredients:
Boneless fish cubes ..... 500 gms
Cooked rice .................. 3 cups
Brown onion paste ....... 2 tbsps
Tomato puree ................ 2 tbsps
Crushed garlic ............... 2 tsps
Yogurt ............................ 2 tbsps
Mint leaves ................... handful
Coriander leaves .......... handful
Birista (deep fried crisp onion)... 1 tbsp (for garnishing)
Turmeric powder ........... 1/4 tsp
Biriyani masala ............... 1 tsp
Cumin powder ................ 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder .......... 1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder .......... 1/2 tsp (add more if you like)
Garam masala powder .... 1/2 tsp
Salt ............................... to taste
Oil .............................. 6 tbsps
Lemon juice .............. 2 tbsps
Orange food colour ... 1 pinch

Method:

Wash the fish cubes and marinate them with lemon juice, salt and orange food colour.








Shallow fry the fish pieces.










Remove them in a plate and set aside. You can even grill them if you like.








In a pan add oil and saute the crushed garlic.







When it is golden brown add the onion paste.








Saute a little and add the tomato puree.








Now make a mixture of the mentioned spice powders.










Add them to the pan and stir.










Next add the salt and whisked yogurt.







Stir immediately to avoid curdling.









Tip in the fried or grilled fish tikkas and saute.









When the masalas are well coated on the tikkas,  stir in the cooked rice.









 Mix everything carefully.










Plate the tawa pulao on a flat serving dish and garnish with mint and coriander leaves and some birista. (deep fried crisp onion)







This recipe is a part of A to Z recipe challenge wherein a group of bloggers come together and we choose key ingredients alphabetically to cook and post a dish every alternate month.



32 comments:

  1. I absolutely adore tawa pulao. What a great idea to make it with fish tikka! Sounds super flavourful!

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    1. Thanks Priya. I actually had sea food tawa pulao at a restaurant and made it with just fish.

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  2. Loved it. Great idea to make fish tikka. Can't wait to try. Fried fish and all the spices, wow! I can imagine the heavenly taste. Awesome share.

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  3. What a lovely idea Shobha, am sure all the fish lovers will surely make this dish. I love tawa pulao.

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  4. I can just hop on your blog always for all the delicious non veg recipes you cook. I am always on the lookout for my DH. Adding fish in pulav and giving it the tikka marinate must have added to the taste. Looks awesome

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    1. Thanks Renu.. so happy to hear that you like my recipes..

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  5. The pulao recipe sounds so flavourful with all the spices used in making it and it is so easy to make... I will love to add some paneer tikka in it as we don't eat fish.

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    1. Do that Swati.. paneer will be a gr8 option for vegetarians..

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  6. This is such a lovely twist to regular tawa pulao. Fish tikka in pulao must have been so flavourful and tasty. I'm sure this will be a treat to seafood lovers. I can't wait to try this dish soon.

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    1. Thanks Geetha.. yed dear , everyone loved it.

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  7. Lovely twist to the regular tawa pulao di ! The dish looks absolutely delish and irresistible !

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  8. I love Tawa Pulao and adding fish tikkas to the pulao makes it even more tempting. A complete meal and vegetarians can add paneer or tofu and serve this too. Great idea.

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    1. Yes Vidya.. this can be made with any variation you like.. Thanks for liking.

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  9. I have such fond memories of feasting on tawa pulao in mumbai streets! :-) The secret they told me was always the spice mix used. I'm sure fish lovers will enjoy this recipe! Thanks for sharing

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    1. Thanks Ashima.. the street vendors always say that.. but it is nothing spicial but all the spice powdersmixed together with the addition of pav bhaji masala..

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  10. The day I discovered Tava Pulao ( a couple of decades ago) was the day life changed for the better. :) Adding tikkis to pulao only raises its oomph level, and I will try a veg version of this soon.

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    1. Thanks Aruna.. there is no end to variation.. you can try with any veg option..

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  11. Tawa pulao looks delicious and it is so easy to make too... I am looking a vegetarian variant in the place of fish tikkas.

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    1. Thanks for liking.. yes dear , use any veg options like paneer, soya chunks raw jackfruit..

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  12. The pulao looks great, would love to add some wadis to give it a twist.

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    1. That's a gr8 idea..I love the vadi pulao..

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  13. Tawa pulao looks delicious and it is so easy to make too... I am looking a vegetarian variant in the place of fish tikkas.

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    1. Thanks dear.. there are many veg options like paneer, soya chunks, vadis, raw jackfruit etc etc ...

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  14. Wow!! Interesting...never tried it with fish. Looks so flavorful and tempting.Delicious share.

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  15. Tawa pulao is one of my fav rice dish and that too using fish tikka must be tasted much yum !

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  16. The presentation of this looks amazing. I am so excited to see these pans and the way they play off against the background. Sorry I dont eat fish so am unable to try this out. Will pass it on to friends who will try it.

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    1. Thanks for the compliments on this post .. You can replace the fish with paneer and try it out.

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