Wednesday, December 11, 2013

GUR JI TEHRI ( Sweet Jaggery Rice)


Gur ji Tehri  is sweet jaggery rice.flavoured with cardamoms, fennel seeds and saffron. This can be made with sugar. Tehri is made in all Sindhi homes on auspicious and festive days. It is usually served with Sai Bhaji or any kind of Aloo preparation. I have served it with Sukhe Aloo.

Ingredients:
Rice - 1 cup
Jaggery .. 1/2 cup or little more ( as per your taste)
Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
Coconut slivers - 1 tbsp (you can use fresh or dry coconut)
Cardamoms ..... 5-6
Saffron ....... a pinch
Cashew nuts ... few
Raisins ...... 1 tbsp
Salt .... a pinch to balance the taste
Ghee ... about 2-3 tbsps or as needed
Chopped almonds /pistachios for garnishing.

Method:
1. Melt the jaggery in one cup of water and discard the impurities.
2. Heat a spoonful of ghee and add the cardamoms, coconut slivers, cashews, and fennel seeds.
3. When they change colour, add the rice and saute for half a minute.
4. Add one and half cups water and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat.
5. Add the saffron, raisins  to the cooking rice.
6. When it is half done, strain the jaggery water which would be around 3/4 th cup after boiling.
7. Stir to mix and reduce the heat. Simmer on very low flame to cook.
8. When the water is all evaporated, place the pot on a tawa / griddle for dum.
9. Heat a little ghee and pour on top of the rice. Mix carefully with the back of a spoon to avoid the rice grains from breaking. (I use a chopstick to do this)
Garnish with chopped nuts.

Note: You can also use organic jaggery powder. This can be added directly like sugar as it has no impurities. Add 1 and 3/4 th cups of water if using organic jaggery powder. 

Check out the video of Tehri with Organic Jaggery 


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26 comments:

  1. My dear friend, the latter recipes are very interesting and new to me. I have to try them. ,, Kisses and hugs to all. Marimi

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    1. Thanks a lot for the interest in Indian dishes

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  2. Jaggery rice is just inviting me..

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  3. amazing must try and relish. Thanks Sobhajee

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  4. I love this sweet rice, it looks delicious.

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  5. As I always say another star recipe from सिंधी kitchen. The dum part is so interesting. Never imagined that a sweet dish can also be placed on Dum to being out its best flavor and taste.

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    1. Thanks Priya. Good to know you are loving Sindhi recipes.

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  6. Wow I love this gur ji theri sounds delicious and is definitely more healthy than the sakhar bhat. Will try sometime soon. Thanks

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  7. Just reading through the recipe of Gur ji Tehri, get the feeling I can smell the wonderful aroma of the spices. Such a delicious looking sweet rice dish, perfect for any festival celebration.

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    1. Yes Mayuri. Even while cooking this the kitchen is filled with a lovely aroma.

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  8. Gur ji tehri looks delicious. The fennel seeds have given a good flavour to the dish. I must try it sometime.

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    1. Do make it Jayashree. You will surely love it.

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  9. This sweet jaggery rice Looks delicious. the recipe reminds me of my childhood as my mum made it really well. I like your suggestion of using organic jaggery as that can be added straight to the rice.

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    1. Thanks Mina. Yes using the organic jaggery saves the trouble of cooking, staraining it to remove the impurities.

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  10. Sweet jaggery rice looks so tempting. Fennel seeds, jaggery, cardamom and ghee mixed rice must be so aromatic. I can imagine the taste and flavour. I would love to try it soon.

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    1. Thanks dear. Do make it and share the feed back.

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