Definition: A Tava is a commonly used utensil in Indian kitchens. It is round and varies in diameter from between 8" to 12" for domestic use and up to 1 meter in commercial kitchens! A Tava is usually made from cast iron or aluminium. Tavas are used quite similarly to Woks in Asian cooking - to stir fry vegetables. They are also used to prepare all kinds of flatbreads ranging from Chapati and Paratha to Dosa and Cheela. A Tava may or may not have a handle.
Alternate Spellings: thawah, thavah, tawa, tawah
As in Tava Pulao...