Published On : Mon, Apr 1st, 2013

Tahari or Tahri (Vegetable Rice Biryani)

Tahari or Tahri is the name given to the vegetarian version of the Biryani



500 gms fatless kheema

500gms basmati rice washed and soaked

2tsp garam masala

1 cup beaten curd

A handful of chopped kothmir

A handful of chopped pudina

4 onions sliced fine

½ tsp haldi

1tbsp adrak lasan paste

6 green chillies

4tbsp ghee or refined oil

2 eggs,boiled

Salt to taste



To the washed kheema, add a little of the sliced onions and squeeze the kheema so that each grain of the kheema separates. Heat the ghee and add the sliced onions and fry till crisp. Add the adrak-lasan paste and haldi, then fry till the raw smell disappears. now add the curd and kheema alonwith salt to taste. cook till nearly dry and add green chillies. Fry a little.add the drained rice and fry adding warm water 1 ½ inch above the rice level.

Add in the garam masala and allow to cook till the tahari is tender and moist.

Serve hot garnished with 2 boiled eggs cut in half, chopped pudina and kothmir.


:Chef Khosla