I met my MIL’s cousin a few months ago, she is so friendly and an enthusiastic cook. She cooks a variety of dishes from different parts of the world, She had an opportunity to travel around the world with her husband during his career and thats how she learnt so many cuisines amazing well. Tehri is a dish which I learnt from her and is a favorite rice dish in our family gatherings.
Ghee/clarified butter- 2 tsp
Cardamom – 1
Tej patta (Malabathrum) – 1
Garlic– 6 ( crushed)
Ginger– 1″ piece (crushed)
Coriander powder- 1 tsp
Red chilli powder– 1tsp
Basmati rice- 1 cup
Beans- 1/4 cup (chopped lengthwise)
Carrot- 1/4 cup(chopped lengthwise)
Cauliflower – 1/4 cup (chopped lengthwise)
Peas- 100 gms
Potatoes- 1/4 cup(chopped lengthwise)
Onion -1 (sliced lengthwise)
Green chillies- 1 (slit lengthwise)
Mint leaves– 4 to 5 optional
Salt- to taste
Soak washed rice in water for half an hour. In a pan add ghee, when hot add cloves, cinnamon, tej patta. Add onions and roast until golden brown. Now add green chillies, crushed ginger and garlic, fry for a minute. Add all the vegetables, coriander powder and chilli powder(adjust the level of chilli powder according to your spice level). Add salt and mix well.
Drain the water in rice, add the vegetable mixture, mix well with rice. Add 1 and half cup of water and cook until done. ( I cooked the rice in rice cooker). Serve hot with any type of raita.