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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


  • 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


  • 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.