Tawa is the Hindi name for a heavy iron griddle that is slightly bigger than the chapati tawa. Sabzi is the Hindi name for vegetables. Together this means ‘vegetables cooked on a griddle.’
Tawa Sabzi is an array of seasonal veggies spread separately around a hot tawa/skillet, with the onion-tomato masala placed at the center of the skillet.
When requested, the particular vegetable is brought to the center and tossed into the masala. It is then served to the guests right off the hot tawa with a generous sprinkle of chaat masala and garnishing.