Tehari - One pot meal

Tehari ( kind of biryani) has helped a lot of bachelors survive in kitchen. It's easy and yummy at the same time. The recipe I am sharing here is my hubby's secret( :P). And I have to say it, I have never had better Tehari. (It goes without saying that I will never prepare tehari myself. )

The recipe I am sharing here is veg, but of course, you can alter it to suit your preference.

Ingredients: (Serves 2)

  • Cabbage: 2/3 cup (Shredded)
  • Cauliflower: 2 big floret bunch (around 1/2 cup)
  • Potato: 1, cut into bite size cubes
  • Corn Kernel: 2 Table Spoon
  • Peas: 1/4 cup
  • Paneer: 8 bite size cubes
  • Tomato: 1 medium
  • Green Chilly: 2
  • Onion: 1 small
  • Ghee: 3 Table spoon
  • Rice: 1 cup, soaked for 20 mins(preferably Basmati)
  • Salt to taste
  • Dry red Chilly :1
  • Pepper corn : 4
  • Cinnamon : 1/2 inch stick
  • Bay Leaves: 3
  • Clove: 3
  • Turmeric Powder: 1/3 spoon
  • Chilly Powder: 1/3 spoon
  • Kitchen King Masala: 1/3 spoon
  • Garam Masala : 1/3 spoon
  • In pressure cooker heat 1 table spoon ghee. When hot, shallow fry paneer cubes till golden brown. While putting panner cubes in ghee be careful as it may splutter.
  • Drain ghee from paneer cubes and keep aside.
  • If required add some more ghee in the cooker and shallow fry cauliflower florets and potato cubes till golden brown. When done, drain them and keep aside.
  • Now add rest of the ghee in cooker. Let it heat up. To test heat, put a cumin seed. It should splutter immediately. 
  • Add broken dry red chilly, pepper corn, cinnamon, bay leaves, clove. Let them cook for a few seconds. The spices should release aroma.
  • Add onion and green chilies. Cook till onion gets golden brown.
  • Add cabbage, peas and corn. After a minute, cabbage will turn soft and lose water. 
  • Now add the fried potato, paneer, tomato puree and cauliflower. Stir them. 
  • Add turmeric powder, chilly powder, kitchen king powder,garam masala and salt. 
  • Let it cook till oil separates from masala.
  • Add rice and stir gently. Add 1 cup of water. The level of water should be about 1/2 cm above rice and vegetable mix. The water measure is very crucial as adding too much water will make rice grains sticky.
  • Lower the flame and cook for 2 whistles.  
  • You can add roasted cashew nuts before serving.
  • You can add chicken or soya nuggets with vegetables.
Serve it hot with raita, papad or you can enjoy just tehari as well.

I am sending this recipe to 30 Minute Meals at Cooks Joy.

Hope you will try it.

Till my next post,
Bye and keep budding.