Awadhi Vegetable Tehri or Tahiri

%Vegetable Tehri recipe debjanir rannaghar

Vegetable Tehri is a rice dish having its origin in Uttar Pradesh prepared with flavored rice, spices, and veggies. The use of mustard oil makes it different and so does the use of veggies!


Units Scale
  • 300g Long Grain Basmati Rice (2 Cup)
  • 2 Potato
  • 1/2 cup Green Pea
  • 1 Cauliflower
  • 1 Carrot
  • 3 French Beans
  • 2 Onion
  • 1 Tsp. Ginger paste
  • 1.2 Tsp. Garlic Paste
  • 4 Green Chili
  • 100g Sour Curd (1/2 Cup)

For Tempering:

  • 2 Red Chili
  • 2 Bay Leaf
  • 2 Black Cardamom
  • 4 Green Cardamom
  • 2 Whole Cinnamon Stick
  • 5 Clove
  • 10 Black Peppercorn


  • 1/2 Tsp. Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp. Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp. Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp. Garam Masala Powder
  • 1 Tsp. Salt or to taste
  • 3 Tbsp. Mustard Oil


%Veg Tehri

  1. Wash the long-grain Rice under running water until the starch from the rice goes away.
  2. Now soak the rice in water for 30 minutes and then discard the water and keep the rice aside for 15 minutes before using.
  3. Peel the potatoes and cut them into small cubes.
  4. Separate the Cauliflower into medium size florets.
  5. Cut french bean into long strips and after peeling the skin cut Carrot into cubes.
  6. Finely chop Onions.
  7. Now heat Mustard Oil in a deep bottom vessel and temper the oil with Red Chili, Bay Leaf, Black Cardamom, Green Cardamom, Whole Cinnamon Stick, Clove, and Black Peppercorn.
  8. Add chopped Onion and fry until the Onions are brown.
  9. Add Ginger and garlic paste and cook for a minute.
  10. Now add Potatoes followed by the carrot and cook on medium flame.
  11. Add Green Peas, French Beans, and Cauliflower as well and mix well.
  12. Add Turmeric Powder, Coriander Powder, Red Chilli Powder, and also Salt.
  13. Now add Green Chillies as well.
  14. At this point add Sour curd and cook till the oil separates from the mixture.
  15. Add Rice and thoroughly mix everything.
  16. At this point add around 3 cups of water and after giving a thorough mix cover the vessel with a lid.
  17. Cook on low flame for around 15 minutes and check in between.
  18. Depending on the quality of the rice, Vegetable Tehri will be cooked within 15 to 25 minutes.
  19. Checking in between is just to avoid lumping the rice.
  20. Once properly cooked mix in Garam Masala Powder and serve Vegetable Tehri with your choice of side such as Raita.


  • You can Skip Carrots, Beans, and Cauliflower, however, those make Tehri more nutritious and tasty.
  • You can skip Curd or add Tomatoes to balance the flavors.
  • I don't prefer using mint leaves, however, can be added.


Keywords: Vegetable Tehri Recipe, Awadhi Tehri Recipe, veg pulao recipe, veg rice recipe, debjanir rannaghar

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