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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Tehri Pulao

I had read about Tahiri or Tehri pulao many times on the net.I wanted to try the recipe.I felt ,that winter is the best season to try this mixed veggie pulao,I googled & came across many  recipes.I made changes as I had some spices & not all.Moreover, I favour dishes to be slightly spiced.Sangeeta Khanna has a green tehri pulao recipe

Ingredients : 1.5 cups basmati or tukda basmati, 1/4 cup cauliflower florets ( boiled in water up to 1 boil with salt & turmeric ) , 1/4 cup beans chopped into 1/2 inch pieces, 1/ 4 cup carrot chopped into 1/2 inch pieces, 1 small potato roughly chopped into quarters ,1/4 cup peas,  1-2 onions, thinly sliced, 1/4 tomato roughly chopped, 1-2 green chillies, 1 tsp grated ginger, 1 tsp jeera, , 1/4 tsp clove powder, 1-2 bay leaves, 1 stick cinnamon broken into 2-3 pieces, 2-3 chhoti elaichi  chilkas, 1tsp dhania powder,1- 2tbsp ghee, 1/4-1/2 tsp red chilli powder ( optional ), 1/2 tsp haldi, salt to atste.

Method : Take ghee in pressure pan ( twin vessel of the pressure cooker ) .Heat it on slow flame Add jeera,When they splutter, add sliced onions, chopped green chillies, grated ginger & fry till onion changes colour slightly.Add bay leaf, cinnamon stick pieces & fry them till they get aromatic.Add chopped veggies & peas.Fry them all .All veggies will get mixed with spices.Add chhoti elachi chilkas, Add washed rice to the pan.Mix nicely. Add dhania powder, clove powder ,turmeric powder & red chilli powder .Mix nicely.Add 1/4 tsp garam masala powder.Add 2 cups water .Add salt. Mix all ingredients nicely.

Pressure cook upto 3-4 whistles. Cool till whistle sound stops.Remove lid .Serve tehri pulao with raita and papad.

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