Vegetable Tahiri And Raita With a Twist#FantasticalFoodFight

Tahiri is a rice  is cooked without meat. Rice and vegetables are cooked together. Potatoes, pea and carrots are a must as vegetables in Tahiri . In Kashmir, Tahiri is served on street carts.
This recipe is made in the pressure cooker, so quick and easy that it takes less than 30 minutes from start to finish.
Serves 5 
2 Cups Rice
1 Large Potato - cut into big cubes
2 Carrots - cut into big cubes
1/2 Cup Peas
1/2 Cup Oil
1 Cup Onion - sliced
1.1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1 Cup Yogurt - beaten
1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric
1 Teaspoon Chilly powder
1 Teaspoon Garlic paste
2 Green chilies
2 Tomatoes - cut in big cubes
Whole spices

4 Cloves
2 Sticks Cinnamon
8 Peppercorns
2 Green Cardamons
1 Black Cardamon
3 Cups Hot Water

For the Raita With a Twist
2 Cups Thick Yogurt - beaten
2 Cucumbers - finely chopped
1/2 Teaspoon Pizza seasonings
1 Tablespoon Coriander leaves - finely chopped


Wash and soaked for 10  minutes.
In the mean time chop all the veggies required.
Heat oil in a pressure pan, fry onion light golden brown , add garlic paste with all the spices, fry well. Add in potatoes, carrot and peas. Fry for 2 minutes on medium high flame. Add yogurt and keep stirring till well incorporated. Then add rice and stir lightly. Add hot water and place  whole green chilies, tomatoes on top ( do not stir). Cover and bring it to a rolling boil.  Then cover the pressure pan with the lid,  cook on high flame for two whistles only.  Let the cooker cool down a little. 
Open the cooker and lightly  fluff the rice with fork and serve hot.
For the Raita With a Twist 
Mix the ingredients for the raita and serve with steaming hot Tahiri. Enjoy.
Labels: Rice, Vegetarian, Raita, Salads, Carrot, Potato, Pressure Cooker, 30 Minutes Meals, Fantastical Food Fight, Main course, Kashmir
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  1. A perfect meatless Monday meal. Thanks for sharing.

  2. That sounds delicious. I'm always looking for good pressure cooker meals.

  3. The spices in this dish sound so great - and I bet it tastes like it's been cooking for hours. Especially like the sound of the raita!