Tawa paneer pulao or paneer Tawa pulao is a famous street food in Mumbai. The unique flavor comes in the pulao from the Pav Bhaji masala. Unlike the regular pulao here the rice is cooked separately and then tossed on a big flat tawa along with spices,vegetables.
This tawa paneer pulao is a great lunch box choice. When ever I have any left over rice I go with such quick stir fry recipes. At home leftover rice from lunch always gets a makeover for dinner. There re so many options available when it comes to using the leftover rice but my most favorite is Indo-chinese egg fried rice. Yes I am little biased towards egg fried rice.
Growing up I have seen my mom making delicious flavored rice varieties with the leftover. Tomato rice ,Lemon rice ,Coconut mint rice ,Tamarind rice are just few of them that I remember. So you see the options are unlimited. Even my husband loves any form of flavored rice.
When you toss rice on a iron tawa it gets a nice smokey flavor to it. Sometime I add some grated paneer or even grated Amul cheese on top of it (remeber those Bombay sandwich loaded with shredded Amul cheese If you like pav bhaji then I am sure you would love this too.
I am also sharing a details video recipe here. You can certainly make out how easy and quick it is to make this pulao.