Wednesday, August 25, 2010


This was my mother's favorite tahiri.As nobody (I mean male) was much interested in it,she used to cook it when only females had to eat,in this way everybody used to get the nourishing food without much hassle.It' very simple and quick recipe.


  • Daliya or cracked wheat 2 cups
  • Green peas 1 cup
  • Whole cardamon (black)3,green cardamom 3, cloves 3,cinnamon stick 1/2" piece,mace 1/2,black pepper corns 10,bay leaf 1
  • Red chilli powder 2 tsp. or according to taste,salt,turmeric powder 1/2 tsp.,corriander powder 1 tsp.
  • Water approx.2 cups
  • Oil 3 tbsp.
  • Onion 1 big or 1 &1/2 finely chopped.


  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker and add bay leaf and all the whole spices except black pepper.
  • Then add finely chopped onion and sauté till it turns pink,now add black pepper.
  • Put 2 tbsp. of water and add dry spices and salt.
  • Fry till it leaves oil,add peas and cook on slow heat for approx.5 minutes.
  • Add daliya and fry for another 4-5 minutes.
  • Now add water and close the lid with weight and let it whistle once on medium heat,when the steam is absorbed,open the lid and serve it hot.


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  2. Sure.I like your presentation of food. Marvelous,splendid and outstanding!