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Tehri from Indian State Uttar Pradesh


Tahri is a yellow rice dish in North Indian cuisine. The recipe for Tahari is mentioned with name Tapahari in ancient Ayurvedic treatise written in Sanskrit language, which was a preparation of rice cooked with vegetables and other ingredients. The recipe for Tahari also finds mention in Pakadarpana (1200 CE) cookbook, which uses meat of hen. Bhojanakutūhala (1675 CE) Sanskrit book on cookery and culinary traditions mentions taharī rice dish and it was eaten with side-dish of fried lentil fitters known as "vaṭakas".


Pakadarpana cookbook adds meat of hen to this before cooking. In Bhojanakuthuhala, this rice dish was eaten with fried fritters known as Vaṭakas prepared from black-gram flour, rice flour and mixed with turmeric and fried in ghee. This preparation was called taharī or tāpaharī.


Tahari became more popular during the Second World War when meat prices increased substantially and potato became the popular substitute in biryani.


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Tehri

Tehri
Tehri

Course : Lunch

Cuisine : Indian

Prep time : 10 minutes

Process time : 10 minutes

Total time : 20 minutes

Ingredients: 

  •  Rice - 1 cup

  • Potato - 1

  • Carrot - 1

  • Cauliflower - 1/4 cup

  • Peas -1/4 cup

  • Ginger-garlic paste - 1 tsp

  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp

  • Chili powder - 1 tsp

  • Coriander seeds powder - 1 tsp

  • salt - as per taste

  • cumin seeds - 1 tsp

  • Oil - 1 tsp

Instructions:

  1. In a pressure cooler, add oil, cumin seeds, allow it to crackle

  2. Now add potatoes, carrots, cauliflower, peas and sauté it well

  3. Add ginger-garlic paste to it, sauté it again

  4. Add chili powder, coriander seeds powder, turmeric powder and salt as per taste, sauté all until aromatic

  5. Add washed rice to it and mix

  6. Add water and mix well, cook for 2 whistles

  7. Serve hot.

Pictorial:

oil, cumin seeds
oil, cumin seeds

vegetables
vegetables

ginger-garlic paste
ginger-garlic paste

turmeric, chili & coriander powder
turmeric, chili & coriander powder

rice
rice

water
water

cook for 2 whistles
cook for 2 whistles

serve hot
serve hot
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