Aloo ki Tahari or Aloo Chawal is a simple vegetarian one-pot dish made with rice and potatoes.
Course Main Course
Prep Time 30minutes
Cook Time 40minutes
Total Time 1hour10minutes
2cupsor ½ kg basmati rice
1tablespoonginger garlic paste
10 - 12black peppercorns
1teaspooncumin seedssufaid zeera
2black cardamombari elaichi
½ - 1teaspoonred chili powder
2 tomatoescut into cubes
4 - 6medium potatoescut into 6 – 8 pieces
Clean and wash rice. Soak for ½ hour, and set aside.
Heat oil.Fry onions for a few minutes till light golden.
Add ginger garlic paste, followed by whole spices (peppercorn, cloves, cumin seeds and cardamom). Saute for a minute and then add the powdered spices (coriander powder, red chili powder and turmeric). Cook for 2 – 3 minutes, adding a splash of water if spices are sticking to the pan.
Add cubed tomatoes and potatoes. Cook for 5 – 10 minutes, till tomatoes are soft.
Add rice with about 4 cups water. Add salt to taste and give it a stir.Cook on medium – high flame till water has almost evaporated.
Once the water has evaporated, add 2 – 3 green chilies on top. Close the lid and keep on low simmer (dum) till rice is cooked through.
Serve hot with raita on the side.
Other vegetables like beans or peas or cauliflower can be added to tahari based on personal taste.