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Authentic Puran Dhakar Special Tehari Recipe | Banglar Rannaghor

Discover the authentic flavors of Puran Dhaka with our special Tehari recipe! In this video, we at Banglar Rannaghor bring you a traditional Bangladeshi dish that's perfect for any occasion. Learn how to make Tehari with our step-by-step guide, using aromatic spices and tender beef or lamb.

Ingredients include coriander, cumin, white pepper, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, mace, nutmeg, black cardamom, beef/lamb, onion, garlic, ginger, yogurt, shah jeera, bay leaves, mustard oil, salt, green chilies, kalijeera or gobindobhog rice, powdered milk, kewra water, and sugar.

This Puran Dhakar Special Tehari is not just a meal, it's an experience. Perfect for gatherings, celebrations, or a cozy family dinner. Serve it with a side of cucumber and onion salad for a complete meal.


For Tehari Masala:

  • 1 tsp coriander seeds

  • ½ tsp cumin seeds

  • ¼ tsp white pepper

  • 3 cardamom pods

  • 3 cloves

  • 1 small stick of cinnamon

  • 1 piece of mace

  • ½ nutmeg

  • 1 black cardamom

For Beef/Lamb:

  • 500g beef or lamb, cut into small cubes

  • ½ cup onion, finely chopped

  • 1 tbsp garlic paste

  • 1½ tbsp ginger paste

  • 2½ tbsp yogurt

  • 1½ tbsp tehari masala

  • ¼ tsp shah jeera (caraway seeds)

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 3 tbsp mustard oil

  • 1½ tsp salt

  • 3-4 green chilies

  • Water, as needed

For Rice:

  • 3 tbsp mustard oil

  • 4 green chilies, halved

  • 6 cups boiling water

  • 3 cups kalijeera or gobindobhog rice (or basmati/regular rice), soaked

  • 1½ tsp salt

  • 2½ tbsp powdered milk

  • 1 tsp kewra water

  • 10 green chilies

  • A small pinch of sugar

  • Fried onions, for garnish


1. Prepare Tehari Masala:

  • Blend coriander, cumin, white pepper, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, mace, nutmeg, and black cardamom to a fine powder. Set aside.

2. Cook the Meat:

  • In a pan, add beef/lamb, onion, garlic paste, ginger paste, yogurt, 1½ tbsp tehari masala, shah jeera, bay leaves, mustard oil, and salt. Mix well.

  • Turn on the heat to high until it sizzles, then add 1 cup of water. Cover and cook for 30 minutes over low heat, stirring occasionally.

  • Add 3-4 green chilies, cover, and cook for another 30-40 minutes over low heat until the meat is tender. Add a bit of water if it dries up.

  • Once done, add the remaining tehari masala, mix well, cover, and keep on the lowest heat until the rice is ready.

3. Cook the Rice:

  • In a heavy-based pot, add mustard oil and sauté 4 green chilies for 30-40 seconds.

  • Add 6 cups of boiling water and the soaked rice. Add salt, powdered milk, and kewra water. Mix well and cook over high heat until the rice surfaces on top.

  • Add the cooked beef and mix well. Add 10 green chilies and a small pinch of sugar.

  • Cover and cook over the lowest heat for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, mix well and cook for another 10 minutes over the lowest heat.

4. Serve:

  • Garnish with fried onions and serve with cucumber and onion salad.

Enjoy your Puran Dhakar Special Tehari!


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