Tahari is a rice dish popular in north india specifically in Uttar Pradesh. Its a must thing for a lunch every sunday back at home in india.I really have a good childhood memories related to tahari & i still relish it quite a lot


1 cup basmati rice
1 (potatoes), peeled and cut into 4 pieces
few florets of cauliflower
½ cup peas
½ cup carrots cut in small cubes
3 Tbsp oil
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp ginger paste
2 cloves garlic , chopped
½ tsp coriander pd
1 tsp jeera
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
3 bay leaves
8 cloves
4 cardamoms
Small piece of cinnamon
Salt to taste

HEAT 3 tbsp of oil in a pan Add jeera, ginger paste, garlic bay leaves, cloves, cardamoms, cinnamon . Fry for a min till u can smell the aroma, add all vegetables & rice , stir fry for few mins. When the rice start turning white add turmeric, coriander pd, garam masala, salt ,& chilli pd . Add 2 & 1/2 cups of water & tomatoes.
Stir once lightly, cook till the rice is done.
Serve hot with buttermilk, pickle, papad & salad.
This is my entry to JFI-August hosted by Sharmi of Neivedyam.

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