Awadhi Style Taheri Recipe - Vegetable Rice Pulao Recipe

Awadhi Style Taheri Recipe, a vegetable rice pulao that is a perfect meal for your busy weekdays. Just make a delicious raita with the tehari and you are sorted for your dinner.

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Awadhi Style Taheri Recipe - Vegetable Rice Pulao Recipe
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Awadhi Style Taheri Recipe (Vegetable Rice Pulao Recipe) is a traditional mixed rice with assorted vegetables that are locally available. The slight variation in this rice preparation is by adding curd to the gravy in order to give it a more authentic Awadhi touch to the whole dish.

The actual cooking technique used for making Taheri is by cooking it in a “Dum”. “Dum Phukt” is a slow cooking process associated more with Awadh cuisine, it is made in a sealed container and cooked at a very slow flame.

Serve the Awadhi Style Taheri Recipe (Vegetable Rice Pulao Recipe) along with Cucumber Raita for a delicious lunch meal.

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Cuisine: Awadhi
Course: Lunch
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

15 M

Cooks in

35 M

Total in

50 M


4 Servings


  • 1 1/2 cup Basmati rice
  • 1 Potatoes (Aloo) , cubed
  • 1 Carrot (Gajjar) , cubed
  • 1/2 cup Green peas (Matar)
  • 1 cup Cauliflower (gobi) , small florets
  • 8 Green beans (French Beans) , chopped 2 inch lengthwise
  • 1 Onion , finely chopped
  • 2 Onions , sliced and fried until brown, for garnishing
  • 2 Green Chillies , slit
  • 1 inch Ginger , finely chopped
  • 4 cloves Garlic , finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup Curd (Dahi / Yogurt)
  • 2 sprig Mint Leaves (Pudina)
  • 2 sprig Coriander (Dhania) Leaves
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhania)
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • Salt , to taste
  • Oil , for cooking
  • Whole spices
  • 1 Bay leaves (tej patta)
  • 1 Black cardamom (Badi Elaichi)
  • 7 Whole Black Peppercorns , crushed
  • 2 Cardamom (Elaichi) Pods/Seeds
  • 3 Cloves (Laung)
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini)

How to make Awadhi Style Taheri Recipe - Vegetable Rice Pulao Recipe

  1. To begin making the Awadhi Style Taheri Recipe (Vegetable Rice Pulao Recipe), firstly heat a pressure cooker, keep it in medium heat, add oil and toast all the whole spices including bay leaf, black cardamom, whole black peppercorns, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon stick till the aroma comes out.

  2. Next add in the onions, ginger, garlic and chilies and saute till it is golden brown and translucent.

  3. Add in potatoes, carrot, green beans, cauliflower, green beans, onions and sauté for 5 more minutes. Once done add all the spice powders including red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and salt. You can also add curd and give it a stir.

  4. At this point, you can transfer the soaked rice into the pressure cooker and mix it thoroughly, add  2-1/2 cups water and check for salt.

  5. Close the pressure cooker and cook for 3 whistles, once done release the pressure naturally. You can sprinkle some sliced onions that are browned on top.

  6. Serve the Awadhi Style Tahari Recipe (Vegetable Rice Pulao Recipe) along with Cucumber Raita for a delicious lunch meal.