Thursday, June 25, 2009


Tehri is the name given for rice preparation with thirteen ingredients. In fact, one can add many varieties of vegetables and dry fruits. The dish can be easily prepared in a crock pot.

Ingredients (Serves 2):
  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 potato
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 tbsp Cprriander seeds
  • 1/2 cup chopped cabbage
  • 1/2 cup peas
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 15 split cashews
  • 1/2 inch ginger finely chopped or paste
  • 1 tsp Rajah Garam Masala
  • 2 tsp subrus
  • 1 tsp ghee
  • 2 tsp salt

  1. In a 2 quart pot , add 2 cups of water and 2 tsp of salt.
  2. Dice all vegetables and then add to pot along with corriander seeds.
  3. When water starts to boil, add ghee and rice. Mix well, cover, and steam for 5 minutes at medium heat.
  4. Add garam masala, subrus, and dry fruits. Mix well, cover, and steam for 10 minutes at medium heat
  5. After 10 minutes, check that the tehri is well steamed, then lower the heat.
  6. Cover and let it simmer for 5 minutes at low heat.
For easy preparation, put all the ingredients into the crock pot in the morning and set it to low heat. By the evening, it will be ready! Simple! You can't beat easy beginner crock pot recipes =)

One can alternatively use 1 cup of water and 1 cup of V8 Vegetable Juice (Low Sodium) to add more flavor. The tehri goes well with yogurt, raita, papad or simple diced tomato and cucumber mix.

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