Monday, June 8, 2009

Tehari with Boondi Raita

Vegetable masala rice, is popularly known as "Tehari" in northern India. You can also call it "Vegetable Biryani" as my friends call it, when they forget its name ;) , and they are bit fair when they name it so. It goes well with any type of raita or any spicy chatni.

  • 2 Cups Basmati rice
  • Vegetables (French Beans, Carrot , Peas, Cauliflower) chopped
  • 1 Large onion chopped
  • 2 Tomato chopped
  • 2 Green chilli chopped
  • 1 Tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 4 Clove
  • 1 Cinnamon stick of 2inches broken
  • 2 Bay leafs
  • 1 Tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 Tsp ajwain
  • 1 Tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 Tsp red chilli powder
  • 2 Tsp coriander powder
  • 1 Tsp biryani masala
  • 1 Tsp kitchen masala
  • Salt as per taste
  • Ghee


  • Take 2 tbsp of ghee in pressure cooker and add cumin, ajwain, Cinnamon, clove and bay leaf and temper.
  • Then put ginger garlic paste and saute till cooked.
  • Then add onion and fry till brown.
  • Now add all the vegetables and cook for 5 min.
  • Then add chopped tomato and cook for 2min.
  • Now add all the powder masala.
  • Fry for few mins.
  • Now add washed rice
  • Finally add salt as per taste.
  • Add water (double the amount of rice)
  • Finish it off with 1 tbsp of ghee and coriander leafs to get nice flavour.
  • Cook till done.

This is my entry for Monthly Mingle #33 -Ravishing Rice Recipes hosted by Nags of Edible Garden, event by Meeta of What's For Lunch Honey?


Gita said...

Wow..that looks so yummy...nice combo :)

Lisa said...

It's always a treat to dress up rice. Tonight I made Lemon Brown Rice, Indian style. Great use of spices here.

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Nice combination rice and boondi raita, beautiful photo with soothing blue color.

Priti said...

This is life saver isn't it? I always make when I have no need to cook..infact just had it for yday dinner :)...looks yum..with raitha

Parita said...

Thats so tasty looking rice..i love boondi raita, reminds me i havent made it from quite sometime, got my tonights menu :)

Kitchen Flavours said...

My favourite.....looks colorful and yum....nice entry...

Pooja said...

Looks delicious! Glad to know the other name for biriyani! This has turned out perfect!

Priya said...

Wow looks too delicious,this rice dish have turned really very yummy Preeti!

Vij said...

first time here. U have a nice space. Good luck dear!
Yummy post n lovely looking tehari n raita

Uma said...

Lovely rice! Looks delicious :)

Preeti Singh said...

Thankyou all...and Priti Yes, it is a perfect life saver, tasty and filling.

Yasmeen said...

Certainly looks like biryani,love it with boondi raita:)

Bergamot said...

Looks yummy. Will keep coming back.

Preety said...

they are looking so perfect n delicious..

Red Chillies said...

Agree with your friends, this is like a Biryani recipe as I am not familiar with name Tehari. Yum.

Hari Chandana said...

looks yummyyy.. thanks for sharing.. :)