Tehari Recipe | Vegetable Tahari Recipe | How to make Tahiri

by Rachna

Tehari Recipe also called tahari or tahiri by some is a pulao kind of dish that used to be made on many lazy Sunday afternoons in my home. A one-pot meal, it is easy to cook and tasty too. And you know the most coveted part was the slightly burnt portion of tahari from the bottom that we siblings would fight over.

vegetable tahari recipe

Here’s my simple veg tahari recipe. Though this one has potatoes and peas, you can easily add other vegetables of your choice as well. Most people prepare it with potatoes, peas and cauliflower. Sometimes I add soya chunks to it as well. This is a tehari recipe made in pressure cooker:

Tehari UP style

Rachna Parmar
This tehari recipe or tahari/tahiri is a comforting, homestyle one-pot meal made with rice, veggies and spices. Perfect for Sunday lunches when served with a side of veg raita.
4.5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course One pot meal
Cuisine UP | North Indian
Servings 4 people
Calories 267 kcal
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Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups Basmati rice soaked for half an hour in plain water
  • 2 tbsp. oil or ghee
  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3-4 cloves
  • 10-12 black peppercorns
  • 2 black cardamom
  • 2 tbsp. ginger-garlic paste
  • 4-5 green chillies split
  • 1 large onion sliced
  • 2 tomatoes diced
  • 1 cup diced vegetables (potato cubes, cauliflower florets and peas)
  • 1 tsp. garam masala
  • 1 tsp. coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp. red chilli powder
  • salt to taste
  • Chopped coriander leaves for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Heat oil/ghee in a pressure cooker.
  • Add cumin seeds, bay leaves, cloves, pepper and cardamom and cook for a minute.
  • Add the chopped onions and fry for a couple of minutes.
  • Now add the ginger-garlic paste and slit green chillies and fry for a few minutes.
  • Add tomatoes and cook till slightly mushy.
  • Now add in the chopped veggies and fry in the masala for a couple of minutes.
  • Add the rice along with water, salt and the spice powders.
  • Cook for 2-3 whistles till rice is well-ccoked and not mushy and the veggies are cooked.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot with raita and papad.

Notes

You can use any veggies that you have at hand like carrots, knol khol etc. preferably the kind that do not turn too mushy.
I sometimes add soya chunks to this. I add soya chunks at the stage when we add rice and water.
Basmati rice is the best rice to use for tehari.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Tehari UP style
Amount Per Serving
Calories 267 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 269mg12%
Potassium 166mg5%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 2350IU47%
Vitamin C 2.5mg3%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 3.2mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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vegetable tahari recipe

Recipe:

I normally use a pressure cooker to make my Tehari. It is faster and easier that way. You may, of course, use a thick-bottomed pan for the same. Heat the oil in the pressure cooker. Put in all the whole spices with cumin and fry for a minute. Add the chopped onions and fry for a couple of minutes till they are transparent. Add ginger-garlic paste and fry for another couple of minutes. Add in the slit green chillies and fry for one more minute. Add tomatoes and fry till mushy. Now tip in the cut veggies and fry lightly. You can add a little water if everything becomes too dry.

Now add in the rice. Put in all the dry masalas along with salt. Add 2-3 cups of water and close the lid of the pressure cooker. It takes about 2-3 whistles to cook everything and for the slight burning at the bottom. Don’t keep it too long on the fire or you may end up with horribly burnt mess. Open the cooker and gently fluff up the rice. Serve hot garnished with chopped coriander.

vegetable tehari recipe

We normally serve veg tahari at home with a hot green chutney and some cool veg raita. A perfect Sunday afternoon lunch. This can be counted among Lucknow famous food.

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janakinagaraj -

I make something similar…this one is tomorrow’s lunch for sure 🙂

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Rachna -

Let me know how it turns out :-).

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janakinagaraj -

I make something similar…this one is tomorrow’s lunch for sure 🙂

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Rachna -

Let me know how it turns out :-).

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sharmila -

My maasi used to cook amazing Tahiri .It has been ages since I ate authentic tahiri UP style.Must try your reciepe…

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Rachna -

My mom used to cook it so well. It was after ages that I made it. G and the kids loved it. Simple bachpan ki yaadein! I hope you enjoy it. So good to see you here!

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sharmila -

My maasi used to cook amazing Tahiri .It has been ages since I ate authentic tahiri UP style.Must try your reciepe…

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Rachna -

My mom used to cook it so well. It was after ages that I made it. G and the kids loved it. Simple bachpan ki yaadein! I hope you enjoy it. So good to see you here!

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Mystic -

I’ve always loved eating tehari UP style when a relative married to a UPite made it. Wonderful meal. Thanks for the recipe.

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Rachna -

I hope you enjoy making it. Thanks for reading!

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Mystic -

I’ve always loved eating tehari UP style when a relative married to a UPite made it. Wonderful meal. Thanks for the recipe.

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Rachna -

I hope you enjoy making it. Thanks for reading!

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themoonstone -

Will definitely try this !

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Rachna -

I hope you like it.

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themoonstone -

Will definitely try this !

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Rachna -

I hope you like it.

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Sweety -

Well, i dint knew Tehri is a UP dish. Have been eating it since ages and belong to UP 😉

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Rachna -

Thanks, Sweety :).

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Sweety -

Well, i dint knew Tehri is a UP dish. Have been eating it since ages and belong to UP 😉

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Rachna -

Thanks, Sweety :).

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nabanita21 -

Tried this on Friday..It turned out quite good 🙂 Thanks for sharing the recipe Rachna

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Rachna -

Wow, so happy that you enjoyed it, Naba.

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nabanita21 -

Tried this on Friday..It turned out quite good 🙂 Thanks for sharing the recipe Rachna

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Rachna -

Wow, so happy that you enjoyed it, Naba.

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nikhil nayan -

I am bachelor.. live by myself and there are days when my maid doesn’t turn up. This was my first meal that I prepared by myself and amazingly it turned out to be amazing.
Thank you for the dish. Finally I can cook and won’t die of hu get :p

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Rachna -

Wow! I am so glad to know that, Nikhil.

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nikhil nayan -

I am bachelor.. live by myself and there are days when my maid doesn’t turn up. This was my first meal that I prepared by myself and amazingly it turned out to be amazing.
Thank you for the dish. Finally I can cook and won’t die of hu get :p

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Rachna -

Wow! I am so glad to know that, Nikhil.

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pooja -

thanks for the simple recipe through which i cook for first time for my hubby.

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Rachna -

Thanks, Pooja. Hope you liked it.

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pooja -

thanks for the simple recipe through which i cook for first time for my hubby.

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Rachna -

Thanks, Pooja. Hope you liked it.

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Aayaan -

Rachna,Thank u for sharing such a healthy n delicious dish especially wen u r bored from paneer,chicken gravy dishes. Yes even v men can prepare with less efforts 🙂

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Rachna -

I am glad you liked this recipe, Aayaan. Of course, men can cook well. I see my husband excelling at cooking at home. 🙂 Welcome to my blog.

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Aayaan -

Rachna,Thank u for sharing such a healthy n delicious dish especially wen u r bored from paneer,chicken gravy dishes. Yes even v men can prepare with less efforts 🙂

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Rachna -

I am glad you liked this recipe, Aayaan. Of course, men can cook well. I see my husband excelling at cooking at home. 🙂 Welcome to my blog.

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Shamita Singh -

Thnks fr the recipe

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Rachna -

You’re welcome!

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Shamita Singh -

Thnks fr the recipe

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Rachna -

You’re welcome!

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Anam -

I’m just 16 my nana died and my mom was quite upset so I decided to do the cooking although the only thing i can make is maggi but then i saw this recipe and tried it the very next day. Everyone was quite impressed thanks a lot! 🙂

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Rachna -

Wow! I am impressed too, Anam.

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Anam -

I’m just 16 my nana died and my mom was quite upset so I decided to do the cooking although the only thing i can make is maggi but then i saw this recipe and tried it the very next day. Everyone was quite impressed thanks a lot! 🙂

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Rachna -

Wow! I am impressed too, Anam.

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Shaivi -

This is my comfort food!

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Shaivi -

This is my comfort food!

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