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Apr 2, 2009


This is an easy and delicious rice item mostly found in Awadhi cuisine. As I was searching for Lucknow recipes for Lavi’s "RCI - Lucknow Cuisine” event, I stumbled upon this recipe. According to Lavi, if it is difficult to find vegetarian Lucknowi recipes, we can look for Awadhi cuisine's veg recipes too. I found this recipe here and was attracted towards its simplicity. It tasted just like vegetable biryani.


  • 1 ½ cups Rice, uncooked
  • 3-4 Potatoes, peeled and cut into halves
  • 1 tsp Garlic Paste
  • 1 tsp Ginger Paste
  • 6 Cloves
  • ¼ tsp Cardamom Powder
  • ½ tsp Cinnamon Powder
  • ½ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 Large Tomato
  • 2-3 Green Chilies
  • 1 Medium sized Onion
  • 3-4 tbsp Oil
  • ½ tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 6 Black Peppercorns
  • Salt to taste


Wash and soak rice for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat oil in a pressure pan and add onions and fry for some time. Then add all the spices, green chilies, chopped tomato, and potato pieces and stir well.

Finally add pre-soaked rice to this mixture and mix well. Pour water in 1:1.5 ratios. Add salt to taste.

Cover and leave the pan on medium flame until 3 whistles. Switch off and let all the pressure go away before opening the lid.

Enjoy steaming hot tahari with some plain yogurt or any chutney.

This is my contribution to “RCI - Lucknow Cuisine” event, hosted by Lavi. RCI is originally started by Lakshmi.


Raks said... [Reply]

Looks like briyani,but looks so lite!! Good one Uma!

Subhie Arun said... [Reply]

good try...uma/...looks yummy n delicious..al the best....

Unknown said... [Reply]

loks very tasty..

Chutneytales said... [Reply]

Haven't tried tahari yet..It looks quite like briyani..I'm sure it would have tasted fabulous :)

Jayashree said... [Reply]

I like the name Tahari. The dish sounds simple and flavourful.

FewMinute Wonders said... [Reply]

hiUma, I have not heard of this dish. Well, dont know much about Lucknow food. Thanks for sharing, the recipe looks simple. Will give it a try sometime.

Nandinis food said... [Reply]

Tahari must be tasty! lovely color!Nice entry :D

FH said... [Reply]

Looks delicious like pulao but better. Good choice! :)

Priya Suresh said... [Reply]

Looks like pulao, must be very tasty na..lovely colour..

Deepthi Shankar said... [Reply]

I love this too, so simple & yummy .. good entry for the RCI event Uma

Gita Jaishankar said... [Reply]

This is slightly different from the usual briyani I used to make, easy preparation too. Looks very delicious Uma, I have to try your dish soon :)

Ashwini said... [Reply]

Looking at the photo I thought Birayni..but this is different..Looks delish..Nice entry.

Cilantro said... [Reply]

Our housemaid from the north used to make this for us. never knew it was from lucknow. It has a different taste compared to the biriyani.Thanks for shraing.

Chandani said... [Reply]

looks very tasty, never tried this before...

Cham said... [Reply]

Great choice, I ve seen the recipe but somehow skipped it! Got to try Uma, delicious looking!

Deepa Hari said... [Reply]

Tahari looks great Uma...like the name of the dish...simple and easy too.

AnuSriram said... [Reply]

Looks lovely! Delicious! New to me..

Lavanya Raj said... [Reply]

Thank U Uma, for the lovely Rice..

Ramya Vijaykumar said... [Reply]

mmm, a very simple and a great dish... Tahari, am hearing it for the first time...

Pooja said... [Reply]

Looks like biryani...Deicious uma...Nice entry...

Lavanya said... [Reply]

looks delicious uma..simple n tasty one!!

Vanamala Hebbar said... [Reply]

Nice recipe

Vani said... [Reply]

Looks great, Uma! Nice entry

Mahimaa's kitchen said... [Reply]

yummy pulao... i have also made once. got the recipe from my friend.. ur pulao looks tooo good.

Cynthia said... [Reply]

I really must remember to try cooking rice with potatoes. You know what a carb junkie I am :)

Savi-Ruchi said... [Reply]

looks like biryani, but flavor is totally different. Thanks for this wonderful recipe :)

bee said... [Reply]

i have a bookmarked recipe for tahri that also uses lentils. looks delicious.

Indhu said... [Reply]

this is such a light and flavorful dish :)
a must-try :)

Priya Sriram said... [Reply]

Simple and delicious entry Uma!

KALVA said... [Reply]

lovely entry

sra said... [Reply]

Hi Uma! Your entry made me realise I can't meet even the extended deadline!

shaikh said... [Reply]

this is my favourite recipe. normally i use red chilli powder also to give spicy touch. thanks

Adlak's tiny world said... [Reply]

looks simple yet yummy... nice try dear

Unknown said... [Reply]

Delicious rice recipe for the event!

Vishali said... [Reply]

wow ...its really an easy and delicious recipe....:D

Usha said... [Reply]

Seems simple and delicious....

Dori said... [Reply]

Very nice, must be really aromatic... I like the addition of potatoes!

Vibaas said... [Reply]

new to me..looks sooo yummy!

workhard said... [Reply]

Oh, i just love tahari.. sorry veggies but if you add chiken to it its divine...:)

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A_and_N said... [Reply]

Nice entry! And way to go for the vegetarian entry. Kudos to you on your efforts :)

Gayathri said... [Reply]

Looks great..

Yasmeen said... [Reply]

True,it tastes lot like biryani,looks yummy:)

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