Tahari from Uttar Pradesh

by - 12:36 PM

Simple one pot meals can be so filling and easy to make. They make perfect lunch box meals as well as healthy.
I somehow find it very lazy and time consuming to cook elaborate meals like dal,curry and rice.
Don't you think so? Especially in Hyderabad when you have water problem touching peaks during summers, cooking gives you a hard time.
You definitely cannot eat out everyday and escape day's cooking. On my quest to find out something easy and tasty to prepare under 45 mins, I found many recipes like Tawa Pulao, Tahiri, Simple biryani, Vegetable Pulao, Paneer Pulao and Bisi bela baath.
So all my coming posts will be bachelor special and easy lunch box one pot meals that you can prepare in a breeze without sweating much.
Coming back to the recipe, this is a regional special all the way from Uttar Pradesh and happens to be my first post experimenting regional cuisines. Simple and close to biryani but not at all elaborate. You can even make it with left over rice and doesn't need much chopping. Sounds good right?
It is very tasty and mildly spiced pulao which definetely finds way to my lunch box often.

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Tahari ~ Uttar Pradesh One Pot Meal
Ingredients

Basmati Rice - 1 cup
Oil- 1 tbsp
Butter/Ghee- 2 tbsps
Green Chillies- 2 split lengthwise
Carrot- 1 med sized chopped finely
Beans - 5-6 chopped finely
Potato - 1 medium boiled & chopped
Green Peas - 1/4th cup
Coriander -2 tbsps chopped
Pudina - 1 tbsp chopped
Garam Masala - 1 tsp
Pepper Powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt- as per taste
Chilly Powder - 1/2 tsp
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tsp
Jeera- 1/2 tsp
Turmeric Powder- 1/2 tsp

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Procedure-
Cook rice along with 1 and 1/2 cups of water and 1 tbsp of oil. Ensure that your rice is 75% cooked.  Heat butter in a cooking pan and fry jeera for a min.
Add onions and fry till translucent. Now fry green chillies for about 1 min. To this mixture, add ginger garlic paste and fry until the raw smell subsides.
Add all the vegetables along with other ingredients mentioned except coriander. Ensure that vegetables and spices are mixed well.
If needed, add 1/4th cup of water to this mixture and cook for about 3-4 mins. You will get gravy consistency. Simmer your flame and add rice to it.
Mix all the ingredients well. Cook for 2-3 mins. Add chopped coriander. Adjust spices and salt if required.
Transfer the contents onto a serving bowl. Serve hot with raita.

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Chef's notes:
You can add any vegetables of your choice. I love to load my rice recipes with vegetables so I have added Cauliflower and corn as well.
Instead of adding water while cooking vegetables, you can add 1/4th cup of curd to get tangy biryani taste.

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  1. this looks amazing... i guess i have to make this for dinner one of these nights, so tempting...

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  2. looking so beautiful and yummy flavored rice..

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