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Marwari Tahiri  Recipe

Vegetable tahiri made in authentic Marwari style.

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Maa ki Dal.

Preparation Time : 11-15 minutes

Cooking time : 16-20 minutes

Servings : 4

Marwari Tahiri

Main Ingredients

Basmati rice,





Level Of Cooking



  • Basmati rice parboiled
    2 1/2 cups
  • Red lentils split(masoor dal) soaked and half cooked
    2 1/2 cups
  • Ghee
    3 tablespoons
  • Butter
    2 tablespoons
  • Cinnamon
    2 inches
  • Cloves
  • Bay leaves
  • Dried red chillies
  • Onion sliced
    1 small
  • Garlic finely chopped
    1 tablespoon
  • Ginger-green chilli paste
    2 tablespoons
  • Green capsicum finely chopped
  • Green peas boiled
    2 tablespoons
  • Carrot boiled
    1 small
  • Tomatoes pureed
    2 medium
  • Gatte
    1/4 cup
  • Red chilli powder
    2 tablespoons
  • Turmeric powder
    1 1/2 tablespoons
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Fenugreek powder
    1 tablespo
  • Coriander powder
    2 tablespoons
  • Chaat masala
    1 teaspoon
  • Onion sliced
    1 teaspoon
  • Dried fenugreek leaves (kasoori methi)
    a pinch
  • Cashewnuts fried


Step 1

Heat 1 tablespoon ghee and 1 tablespoon butter in a handi. Add broken cinnamon, cloves, torn bay leaves, broken dried red chillies and onions.

Step 2

Sauté till onions are well browned. Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Add 1 tablespoon ginger-green chilli paste, mix and sauté for 1 minute.

Step 3

Add capsicum, green peas and carrot and sauté for 2 minutes.Add pureed tomatoes, mix and add gatte. Mix and cook for 2 minutes.

Step 4

Add 1 cup masoor dal, mix and cook for 1 minute. Add 1 tablespoon red chilli powder, 1 tablespoon turmeric powder, salt and mix. Add 1½ cups rice and mix well.

Step 5

Add 1 tablespoon fenugreek powder and mix well. Cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat and set aside.Heat remaining butter and 2 tablespoons ghee in a non-stick pan.

Step 6

Add remaining ginger-green chilli paste and sauté for 1 minute.Add remaining dal, remaining red chilli powder, remaining turmeric powder, coriander powder, ½ teaspoon fenugreek powder and chaat masala. Mix well and cook for 2 minutes.

Step 7

Apply 1 teaspoon ghee on the base of another handi. Spread a layer of 1 cup white rice, ½ a layer of cooked dal mixture and lastly a layer of ½ of the cooked rice.

Step 8

Spread another portion of white rice, top with a layer of remaining cooked dal mixture and lastly remaining cooked rice layer. Spread remaining white rice on top, cover and cook for 2 minutes.

Step 9

Switch off heat, open lid and press lightly. Transfer tahiri in a serving dish. Garnish with fried onions, dried fenugreek leaves, chopped coriander leaves and fried cashew nuts. Serve hot.

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