Tehari, also known as vegetable biryani, is an aromatic and hearty dish that originated from the Indian subcontinent. Traditionally cooked with basmati rice, assorted vegetables, and a blend of rich spices, it is often enjoyed with a side of raita or plain yogurt. Widely popular in Bangladesh, it is also a beloved dish in parts of North and East India. It's the perfect comfort food and is often made on weekends and special occasions.
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Wash and soak the basmati rice for half an hour.
In a large pan, heat the vegetable oil and add the sliced onions. Fry until they are golden brown.
Add the ginger-garlic paste and sauté until the raw smell goes away.
Add the turmeric, biryani masala, and salt to the pan and stir well.
Add the chopped tomatoes and cook until they become soft.
Add the assorted vegetables to the pan and stir-fry them for a few minutes.
Drain the soaked rice and add it to the pan. Mix well so that the rice grains are coated with the spices.
Add sufficient water and cover the pan. Cook on low heat until the rice is done and all the water is absorbed.
Serve the tehari hot with raita or plain yogurt.