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Tahari recipe - tehari
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Tahari Recipe,Tehari

tahari is a flavorful aromatic rice recipe made using mutton and rice combined.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Mutton Recipe
Cuisine: Hyderabadi
Servings: 6 -7
Calories: 450kcal
Author: Asiya


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


Calories: 450kcal
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