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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Alu Tahari


Tahari or Tahri is the name given to the vegetarian version of the Biryani and is very popular in Pakistani and Indian homes. In Bangladesh, Tehri refers to Biryani prepared by adding the meat to the rice, as opposed to traditional Biryani where the rice is added to the meat.---info from Wikipedia.

I got this recipe from a pakistani tv show.This biryani calls for very less ingredients.When you don't have veggies at home or when you are lazy to cook a elaborate meal this is the ideal choice,just serve this biryani with raita of your choice.Here goes the recipe...


Basmati rice 2 cups (soaked for 1 hour)
Potatoes 4 (medium size) chopped into big pcs
Onions 2 chopped
Peas 1/4 cup (i used frozen peas,fresh peas can also be used)
Coriander powder 2 tbsp
Red chilly powder 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
Ginger garlic paste 1 tbsp
Salt as per taste
Oil 4 tbsp


In a thick bottom vessel take oil.When hot add onions and fry till brown in colour.
Add chopped potatoes,coriander powder,red chilly powder,ginger garlic paste and turmeric powder.Mix throughly,cover and cook for 3-4 minutes.
Add peas and rice.
Now add enough water for the rice to cook.I used 1 1/2 cup of water for 1 cup of rice.The amount of water depends on the rice used.

Serve hot with raita of your choice.


  1. I learnt abt the name 1st time from my MIl.. It looks fabulous

  2. Hi Varunavi,
    Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving your thoughts....It really means a lot to me. It's a great pleasure to be here..I also make this dish when I'm in great hurry. I cook it in pressure cooker:-)
    Following you dear.....
    Keep visiting

  3. colour looks perfect...yummy biryani

  4. Yummyyy... looks spicy n delicious.. Awesome job dear!!

  5. Fantastic tahari !!! want to grab the plate..really tempting...

  6. Superb! The rice is nice! Must be tasty and appetizing!

  7. Lovely aromatic rice. Never tried this version. Bookmarked :):)

  8. Thanks for stopping by!! glad to be follow you..Biryani looks great!!

  9. I shud have seen this post earlier..I prepared briyani this AN..i wud have prepared this..looks very nice and easy too.have bookmarked it varunavi :)

  10. Looks very nice,,have bookmarked it varunavi..will try in a weekend for sure :)

  11. My first time here. I am glad you have a recipe with less ingredients. Makes me want to prepare just looking at that. Thanks for sharing

  12. Yummy biriyani!!HAvent heard of the name b4

  13. Alu tahiri luks divine...very simple 2 prepare n tasty 2!

  14. Very mouth watering nagamani

  15. Looks mouthwatering Saritha... never heard this same. Nice template.

  16. Yummy recipe! Nice click too..

  17. Thanks for your response and clarification.


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