Vegetable Tahari / Tehari / Tehri is a famous delectable North Indian delicacy of rice cooked along with vegetable and mild spices making it healthy and comforting one pot meal. It’s a wholesome meal on its own, where spicy vegetables and aromatic rice are cooked together and best served with a plain curd to mellow down the heat of this spicy rice.


2 cups long grain Biryani Rice
1 large onion, finely sliced
6 to 8 cauliflower florets
1/3 cup, green peas, shelled
1 large carrot, cut into 1inch long pieces
8 nos french beans, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 large potatoes, cut into cubes
1 teaspoon, cumin seeds
6 black peppercorns
6 cloves
1 inch cinnamon stick
1 bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 tablespoon coriander powder
Juice of one lemon
5 tablespoon oil
Salt to taste
Grind to coarse paste:
3-4 green chilies
8 garlic cloves
1 inch pieces of ginger
1/4 cup, coriander leaves, finely chopped


Let’s learn how to prepare this recipe:
Soak the rice in water for minimum 30 minutes.
Wash and cut the vegetables and keep aside.
Grind the green chillies, ginger, Garlic and Coriander leaves finely and keep aside.
In a heavy bottom pan, heat oil. Once hot add cumin seeds, bay leaf, cinnamon, black peppercorn, and cloves and fry for few seconds.
Add onions and fry until soft and pink. Add potatoes and fry well on high heat for 3-4 minutes. Add cauliflower, carrot, beans and peas, fry for another 2 to 3 minutes.
Add chili-ginger-garlic and coriander paste, turmeric powder, coriander powder and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes. Cover and cook for 3-4 minutes.
Add 4 cups of water, salt and lemon juice and bring this to a boil. Add the
rice and Cook on low flame until the rice is cooked perfectly.
Serve this subtle and mild flavoured vegetable Tahari along with a green salad and thick yogurt.

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