Tehri is a traditional North Indian dish essentially made using basmati rice and loads of veggies.
It’s an essential food item on the Makar Sankranti festival celebrated in North India to celebrate and welcome the beginning of the agri harvest season.
Although, it’s also often a healthy go-to for an easy and healthy homemade meal just like fried rice.
The prep is fairly simple:
Starts with cracking cumin seeds in 2-3 tsp mustard oil followed by putting-in 5-6 cloves, 2 black cardamom, 1-inch cinnamon, 2 bay leaves, 5-6 black peppercorns, 1-star anise, and a little bit mace. After about 10-15 secs add 3 medium chopped onions to the mix. Fry everything until golden brown then add 1tsp red chili powder, 1 tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp coriander powder, and 1 tsp roasted cumin powder to the mix. Fry it all for another 10-15 secs. Next add 2 roughly cut potatoes, some clean cauliflower pieces, and some soya chunks to the mix. Cook everything for some time until a little soft then add put in the rice and water just enough to cook the rice. The ratio that works well for me here is 1:3 ie. for 1 cup rice, add 3 cup water and then cover the container and let it all cook. And yes don’t forget to add salt to taste😬🙈
Just, before serving I like to add just a little garam masala, although so many dry spices already so its totally optional, cook it for another 1 min and it’s all done.
Once cooked, serve it hot with your choice of garnish & side (mine was chopped and salted tomatoes) & enjoy!