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Mumbai Mast Tomato Pulao

Updated: Apr 28, 2021

Mumbai Mast Tomato Pulao is a Mumbai street food style rice. It is easy to make and it is extremely delicious and flavourful


Mumbai Mast Tomato Pulao Recipe:



  1. Chilli, Red Powder - 1/2 tsp

  2. Chilli, small Green - 1

  3. Coriander - 1

  4. Onion, large - 1/2

  5. Red bell pepper, large - 1/4

  6. Tomato, large - 1


  1. Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp

  2. Tomato ketchup - 1/2 tbsp

Pasta & Grains

  1. Basmati rice - 3/4 cup

Baking & Spices

  1. Pav bhaji masala powder - 1 tsp

  2. Salt - 1 tsp

  3. Turmeric - 1/4 tsp

Oils & Vinegars

  1. Oil - 1 1/2 tbsp


  1. Ghee - 2 tsp

  2. Small Paneer Cubes - 20



  1. First, wash and cook the rice in any method you prefer. Add a few drops of oil while cooking to get well seperated strands. Bring to room temperature and keep aside.

  2. In case of using store bought paneer, soak the paneer in hot water for approximately 10 minutes. Then proceed to remove it from the water and keep aside.

  3. Now, heat the pan with the oil, then, add the ginger garlic paste and saute for 30 seconds. Follow it by onion and saute until translucent.

  4. Now, add the tomato and give it a stir. Then add the ketchup and give a quick stir. Follow this by adding turmeric powder, chilli powder, pav bhaji masala powder and salt. mix well.

  5. Add the capsicum (bell pepper), green chilli, give it a nice stir and add 1/2 cup of water. Mix well and turn the flame to low-medium. Cook for a minute and then add the paneer cubes. Stir once and continue to cook until the mixture gets thickened up. By now, all the raw smell of masala will be gone.

  6. Finally, add the cooked rice to the mixture and mix well until combined. Make sure not to break the rice strands. Turn off the flame. Garnish with coriander leaves, ghee and mix well.

  7. Serve hot and enjoy with a simple papad or raita!


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