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Vegetable Tahiri

  • Author: Mish
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Vegetable Tahiri is a one-pot vegan meal that is delicious, comforting, and so easy to make.


  • 1 cup Basmati Rice
  • 1 potato – chopped into medium cubes
  • 1 cup cauliflower – cut into medium florets
  • 1 cup carrots – cut into medium-round chunks
  • 1 cup green beans – cut into 1-inch-long pieces
  • ½ cup green peas 
  • 1 teaspoon whole cumin seeds
  • 2 green chilies (optional)
  • ½ inch ginger- minced
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander Powder
  • 2 tomatoes – quartered
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala (any brand)
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro – finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons neutral cooking oil
  • 3 cups water 


1. Heat oil and roast cumin seeds:

  • Heat 2-3 tablespoons of oil or ghee in a cooking pot.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds and let them crackle and darken.

2. Add potatoes and stir-fry:

  • Add 1 finely chopped potato and stir-fry it for 2 to 3 minutes.

3. Lightly roast the cauliflower and other veggies:

  • Add cauliflower to the pot and fry for 1 minute.
  • Now, add carrots, green peas, and green beans. Stir-fry for a bit longer.

4. Mix spices, tomato, and rice:

  • Add green chilies, ginger, turmeric powder, coriander powder, tomato, and red chili powder.
  • Mix all the ingredients really well.
  • After the vegetables are lightly roasted, add the rice and sauté for a short time.
  • When the vegetables and rice are mixed well, add warm water.

5. Add seasoning and cook:

  • At this stage, add salt and garam masala, then cover the pot with a lid.
  • Let everything cook on low heat for at least 10 minutes.

6. Garnish and serve:

  • Finish by garnishing the tahiri with fresh coriander leaves.
  • Serve your hot tahiri with raita and green chutney and enjoy!


Some people add a bit of sweetener to Tahiri- it’s a personal preference. I teaspoon of sugar or noncaloric sweetener is fine to add. I like adding a little bit of a sweetener.

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Category: main course
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: Indian

Keywords: Vegetable Tahiri