Taheri with Vegetables, Dal Badi and Soya Nuggets

Taheri is a simple, decent and aromatic rice preparation with the blend of vegetables and spices. This rice preparation is close to my heart and my family’s comfort food. Its easy to prepare and is a complete meal in itself.

When I was a child, I would ask my mum to cook Taheri every other day and no matter how many times I ate, it would still feel the urge to eat again. I simply loved that way she cooked and even after trying for so many times I have not been able to get that taste in my preparation. I guess that is what is called Magic of mum’s hand!



Rice – 1 cup (washed and soaked in water for around 20 min)
Potato – 1 large (Diced)
Tomato – 1 large (Finely chopped)
Onion – 1 (Chopped)
Peas – 1/2 cup
Lentil nuggets (Dal Vadi) – 1/4 cup
Soya Nuggets – 1/4 cup (Soaked in water for around 30 min prior to cooking)
Cauliflower – 1/4 cup
Chopped Ginger – 1 inch piece
Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
Chilli powder (OPTIONAL)- to taste
Salt – to taste
Garam Masala- 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Green Cardamom – 2
Cloves – 4
Water – Around 2 1/2 cups
Oil – 1 tablespoon

Method :

Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Add cumin seeds, cardamom, cloves and the vadis.

Fry till dal vadian turn golden in colour.

Add the onion and when they turn translucent add ginger and cook.

When the raw smell of ginger goes away, add in the tomatoes and fry until soft.

Add in the potatoes and cauliflower, and fry them for few min.

Now add in the rice, peas, soya nuggets, turmeric powder, Garam masala and mix until the masala coats the rice.

Add the water and pressure cook on medium heat for 2 whistle. Let the cooker cool off completely before opening.

You can even garnish it with coriander if you like.

Serve hot with Cucumber raita and Salad.




Recipe courtesy: My mum ❤ ❤


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