Hope you had good Diwali celebrations. We had a good one too. After feasting on some yummy dishes for the last few days its time to have some simple and healthy food that is easily digestible and can be cooked within short time.We need some respite after the festivities. I am sharing a simple Mixed vegetable Tahiri from the Awadhi cuisine.
Awadhi cuisine is a cuisine native to the city of Lucknow, which is the capital of the state of Uttar Pradesh in Northern India.The Awadh region has been greatly influenced by Mughal cooking techniques, and the cuisine of Lucknow bears similarities to those of Central Asia, Kashmir, Punjab and Hyderabad. The city is also known for its Nawabi foods. The cooks during this period introduce dum style cooking.The richness of Awadh cuisine lies not only in the variety of cuisine but also in the ingredients used like mutton, paneer, and rich spices, which include cardamom and saffron.
My contribution for 115th #Foodiemonday # Bloghop theme #AwadhiCuisine is this simple and healthy Mixed Vegetable Tahiri.
Recipe for Mixed Vegetable Tahiri:
2 Cups Basmati Rice(wash and soak for 30 mins)
1 Cup Cauliflower Florets
1 Carrot sliced cut into 1 inch cubes
2 Medium size Potatoes cut into 1 inch cubes
1 Onion slice length wise
2 Capsicum cut into pcs
1/2 Cup green peas
1/2 Tsp Turmeric /Haldi
1 Tsp Coriander Powder
1/4 Cup fresh coriander finely chopped
2 Red chillies
6 Garlic cloves
1 Inch Ginger
1 Tsp Jeera /Cumin seeds
6 Pepper Corns
1 Inch Cinnamon stick
1 Bay leaf
Juice of 1 lemon
3 tbsp Oil
Salt to taste
Wash and soak basmati rice for 30 mins.
Coarsely grind fresh red chilli, garlic and ginger.
Heat a heavy bottom pan. Add oil. Once the oil is hot add cumin, pepper corns, cinnamon,cloves and bay leaf and roast for a few seconds until fragrant. Add sliced onions and roast until they turn slightly brown.Now add potatoes and roast for 5 minutes. Once done add all the other veggies.Mix well and roast for 2 -3 minutes.
Now add coriander powder,turmeric, ginger-garlic-chilli paste and chopped fresh coriander and saute for 2-3 minutes.Now add the drained basmati rice, lemon juice ,salt and 4 cups of water .Mix well. Cover and cook only medium flame until the rice is well cooked. Mix well .Garnish with fresh coriander and serve hot with any raita and salad of your choice.
Enjoy and relish this one pot meal with your family and friends!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!