Monday, April 25, 2016

Vegetable Tahiri | Pressure Cooker Rice Recipes

I hadn't come across a recipe named Tahiri before,so when I heard it in UBF,a foodie group in Facebook,I did a double take.I have to admit though,when it comes to rice recipes,I haven't much ventured past the Biryanis,Pulaos and Fried rice.The ease of the recipe as well as the curiosity led to me try this simple rice recipe named Aloo Matar Tahiri,to which I added other vegetables too hence mine is a Vegetable Tahiri.

There are no steps involved-other than to load your cooker and cook for a specific time,and you do not need to supervise it either.Works well for me with a hyper active toddler around!

Vegetable Tahiri


For the marinade

Ghee- 3 tsp
Tomato - 1 chopped
Onion - 1 finely chopped
Bay leaf -2
Ginger garlic paste -1 tsp
Potato - 1/4 cup,chopped
Carrot - 1/4 cup,chopped
Capsicum - 1/4 cup,chopped
Cauliflower - 1/4 cup,chopped
Green peas - 1/4 cup
Yogurt - 1 cup
Salt - 1 tsp
Biryani Masala - 1/2 tsp
Chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp

Basmati rice - 1 cup,washed well and soaked for an hour
Mint - 1/4 cup,chopped
Coriander leaves - 1/4 cup,chopped
Water - 1/4 cup

Mix together the ingredients for the marinade well.
Place half of it in a pressure cooker - I used a 3ltr Handi cooker.
Layer the rice on top and then the rest of the marinated vegetables and then the mint and coriander.
Sprinkle the water on top.Pressure cook at medium heat{600W if using induction cooktop} for 2 whistles(20 minutes).
Let the cooker cool down and then open,fluff up with a fork and serve hot.


  • If you want to scale up the recipe,go by the number of whistles rather than the cooking time.
  • You can add any vegetables of your choice or just stick with aloo and matar{potatoes and green peas}


  1. Sounds really good... you don't seem to have added any water to the rice. I guess it gets cooked in the marinade?

    1. Thanks,there is water in the recipe but a very little amount-1/4 cup.

  2. Hi just tried your recipe ! It was awesome ! Perfect texture and the aroma was so good.

  3. hi Divya
    if i have forgotten to soak rice - will the water adn whistle number change??

  4. Hi Divya, I tried this recipe last night & it was amazing. My family enjoyed it. Tonight I am going to try Basmati Pulao Recipe for dinner. Hoping my spouse & kids would love it too.


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