Tawa pulao — Indian vegetable fried rice. That cast iron griddle is a tawa. Tawa pulao is not very common in Mumbai but it’s fun to indulge when you do run into it. This is essentially a stir fried rice. Pulaos come from the Middle East… and they go right in your tummy!
Near Crawford Market, Mumbai, India
Not all Thalis (plate, table d’hote) are created equally. Generally you have unseasoned bread or rice complementing a selection of overseasoned broths, braises, stir fries and stews. This one is a vegeterian Thali.
Some of the dishes have a balanced taste profile and some of them are either utterly sour or have tremendous umami depth to them. The permutations and the fun is endless and it never gets old.
The highlight of this Thali was the bite that I constructed with the mint rice, the sambar (South Indian veg stew) and the onion raita…