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Tahari recipe - tehari

Tahari Recipe,Tehari

tahari is a flavorful aromatic rice recipe made using mutton and rice combined.
3.34 from 6 votes
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Mutton Recipe
Cuisine Hyderabadi
Servings 6 -7
Calories 450 kcal


  • ½ kg mutton finely washed and cut into pieces
  • 2 ½ glass of rice around 6 cups of rice
  • 5 glasses of water
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 2-3 medium sized onions finely sliced
  • 3-4 slit green chillies
  • 1 large stick of cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon full shahi zeera caraway seeds
  • 1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 cup diced potatoes 1or 2 potatoes
  • 1 cup tomatoes finely chopped 2-3 tomatoes
  • 1 cup beaten curd/yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 tablespoon chopped mint leaves
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extracted juice


  • Wash and soak basmati rice for about 20- 25 minutes.
  • Do not soak rice if you are using ordinary rice.
  • Take a pressure cooker, into it, add oil and heat it.
  • Add cinnamon stick, caraway seeds into it and saute.
  • Add slit green chillies, add sliced onions and fry till slight golden brown.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and saute for a while to get rid of the raw smell of the ginger garlic paste.
  • Add mutton/meat and roast it well.
  • Add all the dry spices, salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, mix well and cook for few minutes.
  • Add diced potatoes and chopped tomatoes, mix well and cook for about 5 minutes.
  • Add beaten yogurt, mix well.
  • Add chopped coriander leaves and chopped mint leaves and cook until oil starts appearing.
  • Add 1 cup of water, mix and tenderise the mutton by pressure cooking for about 3 whistles on low flame.
  • In an electric cooker, add the soaked rice, add cooked mutton curry, add about 5 glasses of water, mix well.
  • Check for the taste of salt, add garam masala powder, add lemon juice.
  • Switch on the electric cooker.
  • Cook until rice is done.
  • Serve tehari/tahari with raita...



1.After pressure cooking the curry, if you find water content in it then reduce the glasses of water when adding water into the rice while cooking.
2.If too much of water is added then rice may not be free and loose.
3.If there is no water content in the curry, then simply double the quantity of water as with the quantity of rice.
4.If 1 cup of rice is used then add two glasses of water.
5.If one does not use electric cooker then simply mix soaked rice and mutton curry with water into a cooking vessel and cook until rice is done.


Nutrition Facts
Tahari Recipe,Tehari
Amount Per Serving
Calories 450
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.