Say Tehri and I will say a Yes to cooking. Tehri is the first meal I’d learned from mom. And during my graduation days, this was one of the recipes that saved me from hostel’s food 😀 . I hope, here, my hosteler friends would agree 🙂
Tehri as it is called is more famous among the people of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Is it famous in other state too? Please drop a comment with a state’s name and I’ll surely add it here. Call it with different names or spellings, like Tahri or Tehari, but the taste is same. Put 1 tsp of desi ghee on Tehri and have it with any pickle, if possible mango pickle.
I don’t know how much this is true – only a Kashmiri friend would tell me – Wikipedia says Tehri is a street food there.
How to Make UP-Style Tehri at Home
Tehri is yellow rice cuisine with potatoes in it. The main ingredients are potatoes, rice and haldi or turmeric powder. I, usually, make it in a pressure cooker. But if you don’t have a pressure cooker either you can get one from the below given link of Amazon or you can make it in a pan. Making Tehri in a pan will consume more time.
Time taken – 30 minutes, Serves 3
- 1 medium sized Onion, finely sliced
- 2 medium-sized tomatoes, finely chopped
- 6-7 Kali Mirch (Black pepper)
- 2-3 Laung (Cloves)
- 1 small piece of Javitri (Mace)
- 1 tsp Shahjeera
- 1 pinch of Ajwain
- 1 Tejpatta (Bay leaf)
- 1 1-inch Dalchini (Cinnamon stick)
- 1 tbsp Ginger-Garlic Paste
- 1 1/2 tsp Haldi powder
- 1/2 tsp Garam Masala powder
- 1/2 tsp Kashmiri Mirch Powder
- 2 Green Chillies, Chopped
- 2 tbsp Curd
- 3 medium-sized potatoes, peeled and diced
- 1/2 cup Green Peas
- 2 cups Rice, Soaked for 1 hour
- 4 cups Water
- Salt as required
- 2 tbsp Mustard or Refined oil (I had used mustard oil)
- 1 tsp lemon juice
Pour oil in a pressure cooker and put it on high flame. Once the oil is hot, add shahjeera, laung, tejpatta, kali mirch, javitri, ajwain and dalchini. After 20 seconds of frying them, add onion slices and saute till golden.
Add ginger-garlic paste and saute for 20 seconds. Be careful, it will splutter. Now add tomatoes. After 1 minute, lower the flame and fry the masala. Cook till the oil separates. Now add haldi powder, garam masala powder, salt, green chillies and kashmiri mirch powder.
Fry for around a minute. Add potatoes and stir fry it for 2 minutes. Now add curd. Mix well.
Add green peas, stir again. Now add rice, four cups of water and lemon juice. Close the lid of the pressure cooker and turn the gas stove’s flame to high. Leave it for 3 whistles.
After 15 minutes, open the pressure cooker, stir the rice carefully. Tehri is ready to be served.
Serve it in the plates. Put some desi ghee over it and have it with khatta aam ka achar or any other tangy pickle.
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— Recipe and Images Shared by Sara Khan