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Achari Tahiri (Mridula Baljekar)
« on: January 25, 2010, 09:54 PM »
Achari Tahiri (Mridula Baljekar)

Ingredients (Serves 4):

500g Basmati rice
60ml groundnut oil
30ml perfumed mustard oil
30g mango pickle, chopped

5g cumin seeds
10 peppercorns
pinch of saffron
2tsp salt

100g potatoes, diced
100g carrots, thickly sliced
100g cauliflower florets
100g green peas
100g onions, sliced
15g green chillies, chopped
10g garlic paste

2 green chillies, split
8 fresh coriander sprigs
15g red pepper
15g green pepper


Wash and soak rice for 30 minutes and drain. Boil water (1.2l) with saffron and salt and keep on simmering.

Heat groundnut oil and mustard oil in a kadai or wok.  Add cumin seeds, peppercorns and garlic paste and stir over a medium heat for 30 seconds.  Add the onions and saute until golden brown.

Add the vegetables, stir, add the mango pickle and saute over a high heat for 2-3 minutes.

Add the boiled saffron water and cook the vegetables for 2 minutes.

Add the soaked rice, bring to the boil and cook for 3-4 minutes.  Cover, reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes.

Remove the lid, arrange the garnish, cover again and steam for a further 5 minutes.

Remove, present the rice in the same kadai, then fork through rice to fluff it up and finally serve with raita.
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