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Vegetable Tehri Biryani Rice

4.30 from 7 votes

Tehri /Tahiri is a yellow rice dish in Awadhi cuisines.It is normally made on lazy Sundays.A one pot dish,which is very easy and quick to cook.Its the most comfort,soulful and humble food ,that everyone can enjoy,specially in winters as well as in summers also. This vegetable tehri dish is yellow in color because of turmeric,and you can add any kind of vegetable as per your choice. This vegetable tehri is normally found in U.P(Uttar Pradesh)and its popular to be named as tehri not as pulav. You can enjoy this vegetable tehri with pickle,lemon or chutney. Its a beautiful comfort dish to opt ,when you are not in a mood to cook,because its yummy and hassle free to make. The aroma of spices added in this tehri makes the rice more flavorful. So here goes the recipe of Vegetable tehri biryani rice-
Prep Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Cook Time 11 hours
Total Time 12 hours 20 minutes
Served AsBrunch, Dinner, Lunch
Servings 2


  • 1 and 1/2 cup Rice soaked in water for at least 1 hour.
  • 1 thin sliced onion
  • 3 to 4 to matoes roughly chopped
  • 1/2 a cup green peas
  • 2 carrots finely chopped
  • 2 to 3 chopped green chilies
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 3 to 4 cloves
  • 1 to 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 2 to 3 dry red chilies
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 2 tsp dry mango powder
  • 2 tsp red chili powder
  • Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Sugar
  • 1 inch piece of grated ginger
  • 4 to 5 cloves of garlic finely chopped
  • 2 tsp fresh lime juice
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • Fresh chopped green coriander for garnishing
  • Maggi masala to be sprinkled on the top optional


  • Firstly take a wok add oil and heat it up. Add cumin seeds,bay leaves,ginger,garlic,cloves and dry red chilies. Saute it for few minutes.
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  • Now add onions and fry them till they turn translucent in color. Now add the tomatoes,peas,green chilies and carrots .
  • Add sugar and all the dry spices.(turmeric powder,coriander powder,salt,dry mango powder and red chili powder) Stir the veggies properly,till they turn soft and starts leaving oil.
  • After this take your soaked rice and add water around 2 cups and stir it nicely and cover it with a lid on a medium flame. After 15 minutes check the rice,if its done or under cooked.
  • If it is under - cooked then keep it for more time. Lastly add lime juice and mix the tehri and switch off the flame.
  • Serve the tehri by garnishing it with green coriander leaves and sprinkle maggi masala if you wish to add. Your Vegetable Tehri biryani rice is ready to eat with curd or pickle.

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Neha Paliwal
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  1. 5 stars
    This is a comfort food for me and My husband and I fought because We used to cook in different style. after 10 years guess who won – Ofcouse Me, Now its cooked in my style 🙂

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