Tahiri is a traditional sindhi sweet rice made on special occasions, like curry chawara function during the weddings. Tahiri is normally served along with Bhee Aloo (Lotus Stem and Aloo Gravy) and boondi raita. We went to mamas place for holi and she made this for lunch. Thanks mom.

Ingredients
1 cup basmati rice
2 cups water
1/2 to 3/4 cup sugar (or to taste)
2 cardamoms
few strands of saffron
1/2 dry fruits (Almonds, Pista and Raisins)
shahi jeera for garnish
few drops of food color (Orange or yellow)
1.5 tbsp ghee

Method

  1. Boil the water.
  2. Add the rice, cook on medium high till water reduces to about 2/3.
  3. Reduce heat, add sugar, ghee, cardamom, saffron.
  4. Cover and cook till rice is cooked completely.
  5. Add food color, mix well.
  6. Fry the dry fruits in some ghee, add them to the rice.
  7. Garnish with shahi jeera
  8. Serve with Bhee Aloo (Lotus Stem and Aloo Gravy) and boondi raita.


Note:
  • You can also add some fresh coconut pieces along with the dry fruits.
  • Add 1/4 tsp of fennel seeds while cooking the rice, gives out a nice aroma and flavour.

23 comments:

Alka said...

Can't Thank you enough dear,i did tried it few times in response to my visitors requests,but since i always add very less sugar than required it never turn out this Great
Thanks for posting this,i am sure the Sindhis around will bless u a lot for this ;-)

Lakshmi Venkatesh said...

My mother used to make this often, and I also have made it rarely. But never new its name. It tastes great. Looks delicious.

Cham said...

Very different recipe and pretty color!

rekhas kitchen said...

looks simply superb and when ever i make this the rice will get mashed hummm let me try your recipe for this holi HAPPY HOLI

mona said...

We prepare a similar dish called as 'Meetha Chawal'. Its been a long time since I had it, looks very good. Nice capture!

Priti said...

Looks so gud..lovely colour....

janhavi said...

Tks a bunch Medhaa for posting this.

Guess this is the only Tahiri recipe online.

Looks yummy.. coud I get to taste a few morsels..lol

notyet100 said...

hppy holi,..rice looks so yum,..:-)

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Uma said...

wow, pretty color. looks great Medha! Nice authentic recipe.

AnuSriram said...

Thats a wonderful picture! Makes me drool! Easy to make recipe.. thanks for sharing!

shaikh said...

well, it is good recipe but it reminds me our Mughlai Zarda. thanks alot.

priar's, said...

Hmmmm...rice looks so rich...

Red Chillies said...

Very nice recipe. Even in our konkani cuisine we have something like this and we make it using jaggery.
Hey, I would be interested in knowing the chocolate cake using condensed milk. Thanks for mentioning it. I tried looking in your blog but could not find it.

Sia said...

wow medha. that looks delicious. although i am not big fan of sweet rice, i can almost lick my plate clean when served tahiri :)

Meenal Mehta said...

Hi Medhaa,

first time here ..lovely colors and the recipe sounds delicious:)

-Meenal

Trupti said...

sweet rice looks mouthwatering

Bharti said...

I love this. This is one of the 2 dishes I learned from my nani and always think of her when I eat it. You're lucky to have mom close to you!

Varunavi said...

Nice recipe meedha,i never knew that shahi zeera can be used in sweets.

Shri said...

Nice one medha!Never heard of this,but i can say it is delicious.got to try!!

Pooja said...

looking so delicious medha..

meeso said...

Yum, I love sweetened rice!

nisha said...

Hi....
I have been reading and looking up a few blogs for Sindhi cuisine....Urs seems to b the closest to how my Mom cook's......i just have 1 question....dont we add Jaggery instead of sugar in Tahiri?????
that gives it a nice,natural color also.....Only thing is it takes really long to cook......I will try ur method too......lets see how it turns out!!!!
Nisha

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