Vegetable Tehri


𝐕𝐞𝐠𝐞𝐭𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐓𝐞𝐡𝐫𝐢 is a one-pot, fragrant, and flavorful rice dish from the Awadhi Cuisine. It seems like biryani and pulao, but it’s not.

Hailing from Uttar Pradesh, a state of the Indian subcontinent, Tehri is a medley of long-grain basmati rice cooked with various vibrant vegetables and aromatic spices. I have used the classic basmati rice from @heavnesharvestbasmati to prepare this delicious, hearty, and cozy vegetable tehri.

Bursting with the goodness of carrots, peas, potatoes, cauliflower, and green beans, it offers a wholesome and nutritious meal option that’s both hearty and satisfying.

Each bite of Vegetable Tehri tantalizes the taste buds with its rich and complex flavors as it is infused with a blend of traditional Indian spices like cumin, coriander, turmeric, garam masala etc.

Whether enjoyed as a standalone meal or served as a side dish alongside your favorite curry or dal, Vegetable Tehri is a versatile culinary creation that complements a variety of menus and occasions.

Tehri is an ideal recipe for both novice and seasoned cooks alike with its straightforward cooking process. Just a few steps and ingredients are all it takes to whip up this delicious and comforting dish.

Packed with a colorful array of vegetables and fragrant spices, Vegetable Tehri not only satisfies the palate but also provides essential nutrients, making it a wholesome addition to any balanced diet.

Event-related to this post :

The April month challenge in the ‘Shhhhh Cooking Secretly Challenge’ group was ‘Pulao or Biryani’, suggested by Seema. Well, I was partnered with her too for this theme, she gave me 2 secret ingredients Bay leaf and Garam Masala, and I gave her the secret ingredients Tea Patta and Cardamom. And, as usual, using my two ingredients I have come up with this Vegetable Tehri for the theme contribution.



Vegetable Tehri

𝐕𝐞𝐠𝐞𝐭𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐓𝐞𝐡𝐫𝐢 is an one-pot, fragrant and flavorful rice dish from the Awadhi Cuisine. It seems like biryani and pulao, but it’s not.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2


  • Basmati rice 1 cup
  • Cauliflower florets 1 cup
  • Carrot (diced) 2/3 cup
  • Beans (1 inch chopped) 1/2 cup
  • Onion (finely chopped) 1 medium
  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 tsp
  • Green chilli 2-3 pieces
  • Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
  • Bay leaf 2 pieces
  • Clove 4 pieces
  • Cinnamon stick 2 inches
  • Green cardamom 4 pieces
  • Red chilli powder 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin powder 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander leaves (finely chopped) 2 tbsp
  • Water 2 cups


  • Take basmati rice in a bowl with enough water and soak it for 30 minutes. I used the classic basmati rice from @heavnesharvestbasmati
  • Heat oil or in a frying pan.
  • Add cumin seeds, bay leaf, green cardamoms, cloves and cinnamon.
  • When the seeds start to pop, add onions and green chilli. Fry until the onions turn translucent.
  • Add ginger-garlic paste and fry for 1 minute to remove the raw smell.
  • Then add red chilli powder, garam masala, cumin powder, turmeric powder and coriander powder.
  • Mix the masalas and cook for 1 minute on low heat.
  • Add all the vegetables and sauté for 3-4 minutes on medium heat.
  • Then add the soaked rice and stir gently for 1-2 minutes.
  • Pour in water and stir gently. Season with salt to taste.
  • When the water starts to boil, cover the pan and cook over low to medium heat until the rice is cooked but not mushy.
  • Finally, add the chopped coriander leaves and fluff the rice slightly with a fork.
  • Serve the Vegetable Tehri hot with any raita and papad!


  • Add the vegetable as per the choice !



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  1. Kalyani

    5 stars
    Veg Tehri is so preferred at home to a pulav, esp during winter months with fresh winter produce of cauliflower and peas. You may nailed the dish, Sasmita !

  2. Preethicuisine

    5 stars
    Vegetable Tehri is so flavourful and filling. Delicious one pot meal that is loaded with vegetables. An all time favourite at my place .

  3. Archana

    5 stars
    Vegetable Tehri is a flavourful and filling meal. Delicious one-pot meal for lazy rainy days. I loved the use of veggies I generally do not add any. I will add next time.

  4. Vasusvegkitchen

    5 stars
    Vegetable Tehri looks very flavorful and tasty. Different type of veggies and spices used to make this veg tehri is very interesting than pulao nd biryani.

  5. Radha

    5 stars
    I have never tried tehri and now it is time to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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