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Vegetable Tehri

Alka Jena
30 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Vegetable Tehri RECIPE

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.Some recipes are simple, soulful and humble and that what defines this aromatic rice preparation which originated in Uttar Pradesh, known as the Tehri/ Tehari. The recipe is traditionally a one pot dish, where in the rice isn’t fried separately but rather stirred into the fried vegetables along with the whole spices and then cooked usually. This rice dish is fragranced with turmeric, vibrantly yellow in colour and tasted indefinably delicious. Served best with a raita of cucumber and mint.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • UP
  • Boiling
  • Sauteeing
  • Basic recipe
  • Egg Free

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 2 cups long grain Biryani Rice
  2. 1 large onion, finely sliced
  3. 6 to 8 cauliflower florets
  4. 1/3 cup, green peas, shelled
  5. 1 large carrot, cut into 1 inch long pieces
  6. 8 french beans, cut into 1 inch pieces
  7. 1 large potatoes, cut into cubes
  8. 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  9. 6 black peppercorns
  10. 6 cloves
  11. 1 inch cinnamon stick
  12. 1 bay leaf
  13. 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  14. 1 tablespoon coriander powder
  15. Juice of one lemon
  16. 5 tablespoon oil
  17. Salt to taste
  18. Grind to coarse paste:
  19. 3-4 green chilies
  20. 8 garlic cloves
  21. 1 inch pieces of ginger
  22. 1/4 cup coriander leaves, finely chopped


  1. Soak the rice in water for minimum 30 minutes.
  2. Wash and cut the vegetables and keep aside.
  3. Grind the green chillies, ginger, garlic and coriander leaves finely and keep aside.
  4. In a heavy bottom pan, heat oil. Once hot, add cumin seeds, bay leaf, cinnamon, black peppercorn, cloves and fry for a few seconds.
  5. 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.
  6. Add chili-ginger-garlic and coriander paste, turmeric powder, coriander powder and saute for 2 to 3 minutes. Cover and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  7. Add 4 cups of water, salt and lemon juice and bring this to a boil. Add the rice and cook on a low flame until the rice is cooked perfectly.
  8. Serve this subtle and mild flavoured vegetable tehri along with a green salad and thick yogurt.

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Latha Nair
Latha Nair   Jan-13-2017

Looks delicious. I love these types of rices.

Rachana Koundinya
Rachana Koundinya   Jan-12-2017

looks yummy

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