Aloo Matar Ki Tehri/Tahri

Tehri/Tahri, is a one pot meal made with rice and vegetables cooked in aromatic Indian whole spices with desi ghee/mustard oil.Tehri

Tehri/Tahri flavourful rice dish hails from Uttar Pradesh(India) and is a popular weekend meal with raita, papad and pickle. It is popularly associated with Awadhi cuisine but as per me not only in the Awadh region(Lucknow and adjoining areas) . It is one of the most popular comfort meals in also in other parts like Western Uttar Pradesh.

It is so popular in U.P that every region and every household has its own version of this dish. There is Aloo Matar ki Tehri, Vadi(Sun-dried Lentil Dumplings) aur Aloo Ki Tehri, Vadi and fresh Toor Dal beans(Lilva Beans/Fresh Split Pigeon Pea). You can also find variations in the way of making. Many add dahi/yogurt while making it, while many skip adding ginger and garlic paste to it. Tehri can be called a variation of Biryani and Pulao, somewhere in between the two.

Tehri and it’s variations


Tehri is a regular dish that make quite often. I make it in its simplest form that I am presenting in this post.

No ginger and garlic, simple vegetables like peas and potatoes and add either Dal Vadis or Soya granules whatever is available with me . Adding spoonful of desi ghee and eating tehri with yogurt and pickle gives you the ultimate comfort food experience.

Fresh Peas add on to the taste of this dish but you can use frozen as a well. It takes just a few minutes to make it, only thing is you need to soak rice 15-20 minutes before making it. Also, many people add cauliflower to it, but I skip it as I don’t like the cauliflower in pulao or tehri. You can add if you want.

What kind of Rice is used for making Tehri..

Long Grain Rice like Basmati Rice is the best to make it. We don’t use any other rice variety so can’t comment on what will be the next best rice to use.

Aloo Matar Ki Tehri

Ingredients and how to make Aloo Matar Ki Tehri

Here I am presenting you the simplest variation of Tehri that I make. The main flavor of this dish comes from the whole spices like Bay leaf, Cinnamon, Cloves, Black Pepper, and Black Cardamom. Cooking it in Mustard oil, adds on to the rustic flavour. You can use any flavourless oil or desi ghee(that I use quite often).

Let’s see how I make this Aloo Matar ki Tehri 

We can cook Tehri in Instant Pot as well as n Pressure cooker in stove-top. I have included bot the method with different recipe cards.

Instant Pot Method for making Tehri/Tahri..

Aloo Matar Ki Tehri(Instant Pot Method)

Tehri or Tahri call it by any name, is a one pot meal made with rice and vegetables cooked in aromatice Indian whole spices with desi ghee/mustard oil. Serve with raita, pickle or chutney or even plain yogurt. Instant Pot Method of making Aloo Matar Ki Tehri.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main
Cuisine: Indian, North Indian
Keyword: Tahri, Tehri
Servings: 4
Author: Swati

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Basmati Rice
  • 1/2 Cup Soya Granules/Nutrela
  • 1 Potato Medium
  • 1/2 Cup Peas (Fresh/Frozen)
  • 2 Tomatoes
  • 1 Onion(Medium)
  • 1-2 Whole Green Chillies
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds/Jeera
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick(small)
  • 4-5 Cloves
  • 4-5 Black peppercorns
  • 1-2 Black Cardamom
  • 2 tbsp Oil/Desi Ghee/Mustard Oil
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1-2 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2-1 tsp Red Chilli Powder optional
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  • Wash and soak rice in enough water. 
  • Roughly chop Onions and tomatoes.
  • In a pan heat water, once the water starts boiling add 1/4 tsp , add soya granules to it. Switch off the flame and let the granules soak in water for few minutes. Strain the granules and keep aside.

Making it in Instant Pot

  • Switch on the saute mode of Instant pot on high for 10 minutes.
  • Add oil/ghee, when it warms up(the screen shows hot), add cumin seeds and other whole spices. 
  • When the aroma from the spices starts coming, add onions and whole green chillies. You can also finely chop chillies.
  • When the onions start turning translucent, add tomatoes and cook till it starts getting soft. 
  • Add garam masala powder, red chilli powder and turmeric powder. Mix nicely.
  • Add the potatoes. peas and soya granules and mix with onion tomato masala. 
  • Drain the water from the rice and mix with the veggie masala. Add salt and mix well.
  • Cancel the saute mode add water just enough to soak rice. 
  • Cover the lid and set the pressure cook mode(high) with timer for 5 minutes. 
  • Once the timer goes off cancel the pressure cook mode, release the pressure, and open the lid. Fluff rice lightly, with fork.
  • Serve hot with  choice of raita/yogurt and spoonful of desi ghee on it.

Notes

Please note the total time in cooking the dish may be longer than 5 minutes. When I say Cooking time  5 minutes, it is the time after IP comes to pressure and the timer beeps for start pressure cook mode. The total time to come to pressure may vary as per the quantity in the inner pot. 
Also,  when using Mustard oil, heat the oil to its smoking point, cool it a bit and then add the whole spices. You can heat oil in a separate pan and then add to inner pot for preparing tehri.
5 minutes for cooking when the rice is soaked for a minimum of 20 minutes. If you are adding rice without any soaking time for soaking just for 5 minutes, increase the time to 7-8 minutes. 
Rice mode is also used to cook Rice but I prefer cooking rice on pressure cook mode. 

Stove-Top Methodfor making Tehri/Tahri

Aloo Matar Ki Tehri(Pressure Cooker Method)

Tehri or Tahri call it by any name, is a one pot meal made with rice and vegetables cooked in aromatice Indian whole spices with desi ghee/mustard oil. Serve with raita, pickle or chutney or even plain yogurt. Stove-Top Method of making Aloo Matar Ki Tehri.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main
Cuisine: Indian, North Indian, Uttar Pradesh Cuisine
Keyword: Tahri, Tehri, Uttar Pradesh Cuisine
Servings: 4 people
Author: Swati

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Basmati Rice
  • 1/2 Soya Granules/Nutrela
  • 1 Potato Medium
  • 1/2 Cup Peas
  • 2 Tomatoes
  • 1 Onion(Medium)
  • 1-2 Whole Green Chillies
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds/Jeera
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick(small)
  • 4-5 Cloves
  • 4-5 Black peppercorns
  • 1-2 Black Cardamom
  • 2 tbsp Oil/Desi Ghee/Mustard Oil
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1-2 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1-1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder optional
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  • Wash and soak rice in enough water. 
  • Roughly chop Onions and tomatoes.
  • In a pan heat water, once the water starts boiling add 1/4 tsp , add soya granules to it. Switch off the flame and let the granules soak in water for few minutes. Strain the granules and keep aside.
  • Keep pressure cooker on medium flame. Add oil/ghee, when it warms up, add cumin seeds and other whole spices. 
  • When the aroma from the spices starts coming, add onions and whole green chillies. You can also finely chop chillies.
  • When the onions start turning translucent, add tomatoes and cook till it starts getting soft. 
  • Add garam masala powder, red chilli powder and turmeric powder. Mix nicely.
  • Add the potatoes. peas and soya granules and mix with onion tomato masala. 
  • Drain the water from the rice and mix with the veggie masala. Add salt and mix well.
  • Add water just enough to soak rice. Cook rice on medium flame till 2 whistles. 
  • Once done, release the pressure, and open the lid. Fluff the rice lightly.
  • Serve hot with choice of raita/yogurt and spoonful of desi ghee on it.

Stepwise pics..

Aloo Matar Ki Tehri

I served it with Boondi Raita, Mix Veg Raita and Cilantro and Mint Chutney. Try it with Spinach and Pomogrante Raita.

Even Chaas/Indian Buttermilk or plain yogurt with Mango pickle goes very well with it.

I am linking this Aloo Matar Ki tehri to Mega Blogging Marathon, where group of bloggers will be blogging non-stop continuously for a month, with Sundays off. This is the first time I am participating in Mega Marathon, though I have been a part of Blogging Marathon since last few months.

This is my entry for the theme.. with A..Aloo Matar Ki Tehri

The theme, for Mega Blogging Marathon is “Biryani/Pulao/Khichdi Festival!! all of this April, by Srivalli from Spice Your Life. Click here to know more about Mega Blogging Marathon… ”  We would be sharing 26 different recipes with only sunday’s off. There is one simple rule in this theme, is that the dish has to feature a grain. Hopefully I will manage and share 26 different recipes healthy recipes with Rice, and some healthy grains like Quinoa, Bajra and many more. Some cooked in Instant Pot and some in Pressure Cooker or both the versions.

Do make this simple and rustic rice dish. I am sure you and your family will love this.

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Author: Swati

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41 thoughts

  1. Thats a delicious start Swati, I love tehri and with all that spices and aloo would have surely made it so yummy!..Good to have you join us for Mega BM.

  2. That Tahiri is quite wholesome ! Soya , aloo matter , wow , you actually don’t need a accompaniment! The whole spices must have made it really flavourful .
    Great start !

  3. Such a delicious beginning to this mega marathon Swati. Love this simple and flavorful tehri. Bookmarking it to try asap

  4. Wow! Such a flavorful one pot dish this is. I have been thinking about tehri for a while now and this post of yours definitely gives me the extra push to make this soon. Love it. Looking forward to more such dishes in this series.

  5. The combination of aloo and matar can never go wrong. I didn’t know about tehri before this BM, but loved it when I made. Nice to know about so many variations that can be made with a single recipe. Wonderful start to the month.

  6. I love Tehri. Most of the times, I just make it with potatoes alone. But this one with peas and soy is surely delicious and healthy too. Love that extra protein.

  7. There looks yum and delicious. We use to have a lot of Teri when I was a kid. We made using mung vadi (mangodi), I wanted to make for this BM, but had no mangodi left 🙁 and can’t make it here as no sun. Feeling like having that bowl for myself.

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