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Tawa pulao


Tawa pulao is a bombay street food but I have never been to bombay hence never tasted it. Prepared this after my sis shared the recipe and really liked it. So here is my way of making it.

Cook Rice and let it cool. I usually spread it in a plate and dont mix much.
Heat oil in a pan, add 1 chopped onion , 3 garlic cloves finely chopped and saute.
Add veggies of your choice,  I usually add beans carrot peas and capsicum.  Fry for a couple of mins and add tomato puree made of 2 big tomatoes. Add a spoonful of pav bhaji masala, R.chilli powdee and salt. Cover and cook till the oil separates, maybe 5 mins.
Now when you want to prepare pulao , in a pan or a tawa take a spoonful of the tomato masala , add required rice and mix. Garnish with coriander leaves and lemon juice.
Do it the same way for every serving or you can mix the rice and gravy all togeather at one go.

I like to do it a single serving and that to on a tawa only.

Breads · Breakfast · capsicum · Cheese · Kids · Sandwiches N Toast

Paneer Capsicum N Cheese Toast

For me breakfast is a very important meal of the day and i hate to have the same breakfast every day n week so i always try to prepare something different which is good in taste and which is liked by the 3 of us at home. This is a very easy sandwich toast recipe and a very fulfilling breakfast or snack as well. Do try this easy peasy wholesome breakfast.

Paneer Capsicum N Cheese Toast

Makes 4 toast


Bread Slices 8

Paneer Crumbled 1/2 cup

Onion 1 small thinly sliced

Capsicum 1 Finely Chopped

Amul Cheese Slice 2 cut into squares


pepper 1 tsp

Butter as reqd.


In a bowl mix paneer , Onion,capsicum , cheese,  salt n pepper and mix.

Take a bread slice, spread the mixture evenly in generous quantity and cover it another bread slice.

Spread butter on both the sides and toast in a toaster till nicely crisped and brown.

You can do the same method on a tava as well, after applying the butter, place the bread on a hot tava and press nicely with a spatula and cook on both sides.

Have these hot with Tomato Ketchup!

Pinks Notes

Many add ons can be done to the basic toast, I sometimes spread some mint chutney on the base then then placed the filling.

Adding some finely chopped g.chillies will also give a nice spicy kick to these toast.

Remember the Creamy Curd Dip, i spread that on the base of the sandwich before the filling and then toasted it.

Cooking is all all about you, so cook according to your taste.

Happy Toasting:)

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Capsicum Rice

This is my 2rd week of Blog Hopping, the event started by Radhika of Tickling Palates and it has been fun. This week i am Hopping on to Mom’s Corner and as soon as i saw the post of capsicum rice i was decided on preparing that as i love capsicum. Do hop over her blog as well.

The capsicum rice turned out be very nice and loved the freshly ground masala. I followed the same recipe with only an addition of amchur powder.

Capsicum Rice


Cooked rice – 1 Cup

Capsicum – 2 Small cubed

Masala powder – 2 tbsp

Onion 1 Medium chopped

Coriander Leaves

Curry Leaves

Salt to taste

Amchur Powder 1 Tsp ( My Addition)

Oil 2 tbsp

Masala Powder

Urad Dal – 1 tsp

Channa Dal – 2 Tbsp

Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp

Red Chilies – 7

Black Pepper – 1 tsp

Asafoetida – a pinch


1. Dry Roast all the ingredients under masala powder on a slow flame till the dals get a light brown color. When cooled grind to a fine powder.

3. Heat Oil in a pan, add curry leaves chopped onions and saute for a min and add capsicum. Let saute for a minute or 2 on a medium flame. The capsicum shouldn’t lose its crunchiness.

4. Add 2 tbsp of the masala powder salt and coriander leaves,  give a nice mix

5. Add rice and amchoor powder and mix nicely.

Serve hot with plain curds or raita.

This is off to Blog Hop Wednesday and do check out entries by other Blog Hoppers