Tehri - One pot meal

Tehri or Tahari is an Awadhi cuisine. It is a healthy one-pot meal, ideal for lunch or dinner. 
Full of vegetables ,nutrients,  Tehri is highly popular dish of northern India.

Basmati Rice ------------- 1/2 cup
Ghee / Oil ---------------- 3 to 4 tbsp
Bay leaf ------------------ 1
Cinnamon stick ---------- 1
Cardamom -------------- 4
Clove --------------------- 5
Corn pepper ------------- 4-5
Cashew ------------------ 10 to 12
Raisin ------------------- 10 to 12
Tomato ----------------- 1  
Onion --------------------- 2
Green chili --------------- 2
Carrot -------------------- 1/4 cup
Green beans ------------- 1/4 cup
Cauliflower --------------- 1/2 cup
Capsicum ---------------- 1/4 cup
Green peas --------------- 1/4 cup (optional)
Potato -------------------- 1/2 cup (optional)
Ginger Garlic paste ------ 1 tsp
Turmeric powder --------- 1/4 tsp
Kashmiri chili powder ----1 tsp
Coriander powder ------- 1 tsp 
Garam masala ----------- 1, 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste ------------- :)
Water -------------------- 1, 1/2 cup 
Coriander leaves (hand full)

Let's start

Step 1. Cut all the vegetables in same size.

Step 2. Soak Basmati Rice in water for 20 to 30 minutes.

Step 3. Heat ghee in a deep pot add whole spices (clove, cardamom, bay leaf, cinnamon & corn pepper) onion and green chili. Saute till onion turns translucent.

Step 4. Now add vegetables, saute for couple of minutes, add Tomato, ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder, kashmiri red chilli, coriander powder, and salt, saute till the raw smell of tomato ginger garlic are gone, add little bit of water so that masala doesn't get burnt. cover the lid and allow to cook till they become soft and tender.

Step 5. Now add curd, stir for a minutes.

Step 6. Add rosted cashew, rasine and garam masala. Stir it well.

Step 7. Now add soaked rice, stir for couple of minutes.

Step 8. Now add 3 cups of water, add chopped coriander, garam masala and salt if required, cover the lid and allow to cook. 
After 15 to 20 minutes, it's ready.  

Serve hot!! with a dollop of ghee and boondi raita.

Note* You can also add soya chunks it tastes really good.

Happy cooking :)


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