Mixed Vegetable Tihari – Pakistan

  • ½ cup fair trade olive oil
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 3 potatoes, chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup peas
  • 1 cup green beans, chopped
  • 4 green chilies, whole
  • 2 ½ cups white rice
  • 4 cups water
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • Salt to taste

Sauté onion in oil until crisp and golden brown. Add ginger, chili powder, turmeric, cloves, and potatoes and cook for 2 minutes. Add carrots, peas, green beans, and whole green chilies and cook for 1 minute. Add water and bring it to boil. Add lemon juice and rice and mix well. Cover with a lid and cook on medium heat for about 15 minutes, until water is absorbed. Remove chilies. Serve hot.

Makes 4 servings.