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How to Make Vegetable Yogurt Rice (Vegetable Tahari)

I like to cook and eat natural, healthy, and tasty foods. I use minimal oil and don't use artificial colors or preservatives in my cooking.

This delicious rice dish is great for the whole family.

This delicious rice dish is great for the whole family.

An Excellent Breakfast or Lunch

I prefer to serve my family a healthy breakfast or lunch. I believe the food we use should be nutritious and tasty as well.

This vegetable tahari is one such dish that has plenty of vegetables, whole spices, and curds. This is a special Avadhi dish from Uttar Pradesh, India.

Making this dish is very easy. This is a one-pot meal that can be made in 40 minutes. I used french beans, peas, carrots, cauliflower, potatoes, tomatoes, and onions. You can add or delete a few vegetables of your choice here.

Serving this with cucumber-onion raita on the side is a great combination, as they make a perfect pair. You can pack this dry food in a lunch box for school or a picnic, and enjoy the taste.

Now, let's learn how to make vegetable tahari.

Vegetable Tahari/Vegetable Rice Cooked With Curds

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Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

20 min

20 min

40 min

Serves four people

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup Basmati rice, washed, soaked in water for 30 minutes
  • 1/4 cup green peas, fresh/frozen
  • 1 tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 potato, cubed
  • 8 french beans, cut lengthwise
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 green chilies, slit
  • 1/4 tsp pepper powder
  • 1 carrot, cubed
  • 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste, or 1/4 inch ginger crushed with 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 cup curds or yogurt, medium sour
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • whole spices, 1 bay leaf, 3 cloves, 2 cardamom, 1 inch cinnamon stick,
  • 3-4 tsp oil, I used 2 tsp oil and 1 tbsp ghee
  • 2 tbsp fresh coriander leaves, finely chopped, for garnishing
  • 1/4 tsp amchur powder/dry mango powder, optional, I used
  • a pinch sugar, optional, to balance the taste
  • salt to taste
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Step-by-Step Instructions and Images for Making Vegetable Tahari

  • Wash basmati rice well. Soak it in fresh water for 30 minutes. Strain it at the time of using.
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker base or in a thick-bottomed pot. Add whole spices. Saute for a minute.
  • Add green chilies and ginger-garlic paste. Saute for a few seconds. You will get a nice aroma from the roasted spices.
  • Throw in chopped onions. Saute them till they become translucent.
  • Add chopped tomatoes. Continue sauteing till they are a bit mushy.
  • Add turmeric powder and chopped mint leaves. Saute for a while.
  • Now, add vegetables. Throw in some salt. Mix well with the other ingredients. Saute on a medium-high heat for a minute.
  • Add whisked curds. Stir the mix well. Let the mix boil for a minute.
  • Add soaked rice. Continue stirring for 1-2 minutes. Add about 4 cups of water. Bring the mix to a boil.
  • Add remaining salt, sugar(optional), pepper powder, and amchur powder(optional). Boil the mix for 2-3 minutes.
  • Now, close the pressure cooker lid. Place the weight. Cook it till 2 whistles. Simmer for 4 minutes. Turn off the heat.
  • Once the entire pressure releases naturally, open the lid. Fluff it with a fork.
  • Now, your favorite vegetable tahari is ready to serve! Serve it as is, garnished with chopped coriander leaves or serve with a cucumber-onion raita on the side for more fun.
  • Enjoy this healthy and appetizing main course!
Step one: Gather all the ingredients

Step one: Gather all the ingredients

Also, keep ready the curds/yogurt

Also, keep ready the curds/yogurt

Step two: Heat oil in a pressure cooker base. Add whole spices. Saute for a minute.

Step two: Heat oil in a pressure cooker base. Add whole spices. Saute for a minute.

Step three: Throw in chopped onions, ginger-garlic paste, and slit green chilies. Continue sauteing till onions turn translucent.

Step three: Throw in chopped onions, ginger-garlic paste, and slit green chilies. Continue sauteing till onions turn translucent.

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Step four: Throw in chopped tomatoes, mint leaves, and turmeric powder. Saute till tomatoes become a bit mushy.

Step four: Throw in chopped tomatoes, mint leaves, and turmeric powder. Saute till tomatoes become a bit mushy.

Step five: Add vegetables. Also, add some salt. Continue stir-cooking for a minute.

Step five: Add vegetables. Also, add some salt. Continue stir-cooking for a minute.

Step six: Add curds. Mix well. Let the mix boil for a minute.

Step six: Add curds. Mix well. Let the mix boil for a minute.

The mix at this point.

The mix at this point.

Step seven: Add strained rice. Mix well. Stir-cook for some time.

Step seven: Add strained rice. Mix well. Stir-cook for some time.

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Step eight: Add about 4 cups of water. Bring the mix to a boil. Add remaining salt, pepper powder, sugar(optional), amchur powder(optional). Boil it for 2-3 minutes while stirring occasionally.

Step eight: Add about 4 cups of water. Bring the mix to a boil. Add remaining salt, pepper powder, sugar(optional), amchur powder(optional). Boil it for 2-3 minutes while stirring occasionally.

Step nine: Close the lid. Put cooker weight. Cook up to 2 whistles. Simmer for 4 minutes. Next, turn off the heat.

Step nine: Close the lid. Put cooker weight. Cook up to 2 whistles. Simmer for 4 minutes. Next, turn off the heat.

Open the lid, once the pressure releases naturally. Gently, fluff it with a fork.

Open the lid, once the pressure releases naturally. Gently, fluff it with a fork.

Serve it hot, garnished with freshly chopped coriander leaves. Having a cucumber-onion raita on the side is a perfect pair to this dish.

Serve it hot, garnished with freshly chopped coriander leaves. Having a cucumber-onion raita on the side is a perfect pair to this dish.

Enjoy the taste!

Enjoy the taste!