Day 2 under Special Theme I have another of my Thali recipes . To day it is Mattar ki Tahiri from Uttar Pradesh . Knowing my passion for cooking my school buddies share their favourite recipes with me . This Mattar ki Tahiri is one such recipe . Ajay is into films and very fond of cooking , this recipe is his grandmother’s and my family loved this version of peas and rice . Here are some more recipes from this state.
The recipe calls for fresh peas , but you could definitely use the frozen ones too . Obviously the first preference is fresh winter peas as they are sweet in taste and have a beautiful green colour . The Tahiri has to be rich in ghee to get the best of this UP ki Tahiri .
Mattar ki Tahiri, Uttar Pradesh Special
11/2 cups basmati rice
3-4 tbsp oil
1 cup fresh green peas
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp chilly powder
Salt to taste
Heat oil .
Add the fresh peas, sauté for 2-3 minutes .
Add a pinch of sugar .
Now add the rice, turmeric powder, chilly powder and salt and sauté.
Add 3 cups of water and transfer the rice to a rice cooker and cook .
Alternatively you could cook on stove top , after adding water , let the rice cook on full flame till 80% done .
Simmer the gas, cover the rice and place a heavy object on it , the rice will be done in 3-5 minutes.
Fluff up the rice and enjoy the Tahiri .