Aloo Matar Ki Tehri- A spicy Rice pilaf made with potato peas and lentil Nuggets- a specialty from Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan
Tehri / Tahiri /Tahari / Mangodi pulao is a very popular Pulao/Pilaf in India especially in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Punjab. In Punjab this is often refered as matar and vadi wale chawal.
Home made moong dal nuggets(vadi)are used to make this pulao,but now these vadi’s are easily available in the market.
I have posted the recipe of – How To make moong daal vadi’s .I have used my mom made vadi’s to make this aloo matar ki tehri,she makes very tiny sized vadis’, if moong daal vadis'(nuggets) are not available then you can use punjabi urad daal vadi’s (Amritsari vadi’s) crush them into small pieces,as they are very big in size.
Traditionally potato,fresh peas ,moong daal vadi’s and some basic spice are used to make this aloo matar ki tehri ,but you can also add some cauliflower and carrots to make it more colourful and healthy.this is usally served with plain yoghurt or spinach raita or lauki raita.