Makar Sankranti special – Tehri

Happy Makar Sankranti, Pongal, Lohri to all my readers. We are celebrating Makar Sankranti today. It is also called Khichdi and there is a tradition of eating Khichdi or Tehri today. My mom always makes Tehri on Makar sankranti along with other delicacies like Til ke laddu. I have tried to keep the tradition alive and try to make tehri on this day.

Here is the Tehri that I made today.


Let me share the recipe with you


Basmati rice-1 cup (I used brown rice)

Mixed vegetables (I used shelled peas, cauliflower, carrots) – 1 cup

Soya nuggets – a handful

Onion (chopped) – 1

Water-3 cups

Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp

Chili powder-1 tsp (optional. I didn’t use)

Salt-1 tsp or according to taste

Cinnamon sticks – 2

cloves -4

green cardamom (whole) – 4

cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp

Ghee – 1 tbsp


Soak the rice for 15 minutes. In a pressure cooker, heat ghee. Add the cumin seeds, cinnamon sticks, cardamom and cloves and heat till they give out a nice aroma, taking care not to burn them. Now add the chopped onions and fry till golden brown. When the onions are done, add the rice and fry for a couple of minutes. Now add the chopped vegetables, soya chunks, turmeric powder, chilli powder (if using), salt and water and cook until 3 whistles in the pressure cooker. Open when the pressure cooker has cooled down a bit. Serve hot with curd, raita or green chutney.


You can also include bay leaf in the tempering.

You can also add 1 chopped tomato with the vegetables. I forgot 😦

You can garnish with fresh coriander before serving.

Healthy to eat and quick to make 🙂


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