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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Tawa Pilaf- Chaat Style


I have been watching the Sanjeev Kapoor cooking shows on n' off for a while now. If you have seen his shows, you must have noticed how quick they are n' he makes it look like its hardly any work. I have never been good at keeping everything ready n then cooking, i go with the flow n' run all around n' pick things from here n' there. That could be one reason why i have never been able to manage step by step photos on this blog, maybe i will save some time too but i'm not too sure if n' when i will do all that...

So anyways i came across this recipe on his show for tawa pilaf, i have always wanted to try it n' decided to watch the whole show and decided to try it too. But once i finished making it and tasted it, i felt like it was more like a 'Tawa Pilaf-Chaat' than the authentic pilaf (i'm sure there will be an authentic Vegetable Pilaf recipe of Sanjeev Kapoor's somewhere, i plan to i find it n' give it a try)...go through the ingredients list and you will know why i wanted to call it a Chaat....it's really really easy to make, especially so if you have some left over plain rice and want to try something different. So here you go...

* i made enough only for one person, and i'm mentioning the quantity used according to that. (you see i'm still on my "cooking for one" week)

Ingredients:

1. Cooked Rice: 1cup
2. Oil: 1/2 to 3/4th tsp
3. Cardamom: 1no
4. Jeera: 1/2tsp
5. Onion: 1no (chopped)
6. Ginger Garlic Paste: 1tsp
7. Tomato: 1no (chopped)
8. Capsicum: 1/2 piece (chopped)
9. Green Peas: 2tbsp
10.Carrot: 1 small (cut it into small cubes)
11.Beans: 4-5nos (thin slices)
12.Pav Bhaji Masala: 1tsp
13.Red Chili Paste: 1/2tsp (i used paprika powder instead)
14.Lemon Juice: 2-3 drops (add only just before serving)
15.Salt: as per taste
16.Coriander Leaves: 2tsp (chopped)
17.Water

* though the original recipe didn't ask for it, i added one chopped green chili too

Method:

Step 1: Heat Oil in a kadai, add the cardamom and jeera. After 20seconds, add the chopped onion
and ginger garlic paste n' fry it until lightly brown.

Step 2: Add the chopped tomatoes and the other vegetables that you are using. Add a little water and cook for 5mins.

Step 3: Add the pav bhaji masala, chili paste and salt. Allow the masala to cook and you will see oil separating.

Step 4: Add the cooked rice and mix well. Let it cook for a while.

Step 5: Add the chopped coriander leaves and sprinkle the lemon juice. Mix it well and it's ready.

Serve it hot with some masala papad and raita.

p.s. i had called the recipe vegetable biryani by mistake.....they broadcasted the show again i realised the recipe here is Tawa Pilaf by Sanjeev Kapoor n' not Vegetable Biryani. I'm really sorry about the error.

17 comments:

  1. What to say dear..The presentation is so nice that I am wishing from the core of my heart to taste it right now...A bite on that papad along with the biriyani....a feelingg yaaaaaaaaaaaaammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmyyyyyyyyyy......U know once I was a die heart fan of sanjeev kapoor...when I heard he is married my heart just broken...:((.....

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  2. Thanks for dropping by my blog and helping me discover yours. lovely biryani recipe!

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  3. Dear,
    This is simply awesome. Love the stuffed Papad.Crazy about that beautiful thornless red rose too. I made a couple of those roses for a chicken recipe and I butchered it so bad that I am shy to post that recipe. Urs look splendid!

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  4. Wow... very interesting recipe.. looks soo delicious and tempting.. nice presentation dear!!

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  5. @ Kamalika....thank you....u know wat...Sanjeev Kapoor must be saying the same thing about you n' being sad that his diehard fan like you are married...;)

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  6. Hey Divya n' Cool Lassie...thank u for the comment...cool lassie..this is the first time it came out this well for me also...;)

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  7. Biriyani with those papads .I am sure it will taste divine.

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  8. Awesome, Miri..Never heard of something like this before..And you got a perfect tomato rose too :-)

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  9. Wow, wat a tempting dish...am drooling here..

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  10. Oh My !! that looks soooo yummy..1st time here on your lovely space....You have so many mouthwatering recipes.

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  11. tempting biryani and such a lovely presentation!

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  12. This is a new style to me! In chat style, it must be quite chat-pata! :) Loved that tomato rose too... very very cute :)

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  13. yummy vegetable biryani..looks so tempting and like the way u presented it..biryani with papad and raitha..nice combination na..what u said is right sanjeevkappor show is really nice watching his presentation style is really good. .

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  14. Awesome presentation, looks so delicious...

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  15. Just came through ur blog...Wow...This one looks simply awesome..

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