Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Tahari (Tomato and Meat rice)


Hello everyone ! Today I am presenting a dish that brings back childhood memories.
we would be overjoyed to hear that tahari was in the menu. Its very simple to cook , very quick and who does not love tomatoes?

I cook this very often specially in Ramadan as its a one dish meal and very filling.
It just requires raita or dahi ki chutney to go with it and you are all set. I am sending this recipe to Mona's event Hyderabadi Ramadan Food Festival 2010' (Season II) and Lubna's event
Joy From Fasting To Feasting (season III)

Hope you enjoy!!

Ingredients :

Rice - 8 rice cooker cups (approx 1 kg) washed and soaked for 10 mins
Lamb/beef - 1 pound (small pieces washed and set aside)
Tomatoes - 2 diced cans
onions - 1/2 big sliced
Red chilli powder - 2 tsp
salt - 5 tsp
Ginger garlic paste - 2 tblsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
oil - 5 tblsp
Juice of half lemon
coriander leaves - handful
Mint leaves - 5 leaves
Green chillies - 3

Method :

Heat oil in a cooker. Fry onions till slightly brown. Add Ginger garlic paste and saute till golden brown.Now add turmeric powder, Red chili powder and 3 tsp of
salt. Add Lamb/beef pieces and mix for 5 minutes. Now add the two cans of diced tomatoes.Mix well. Add one cup water and pressure cook till meat is tender.
Once this is done, open lid and let cook till oil oozes out. Add coriander leaves, mint leaves , green chillies, garam masala and lemon juice. Add rice and remaining
salt.Transfer into a rice cooker and add water (add 1 cup extra water than what is usually required to cook rice). Mix well and serve hot with dahi ki chutney (curd). Enjoy!!

Family Rating : 8.5/10


  1. Humaira, your version of Tomato and meat rice is simple to cook yet looks super deelish. Jazakallahu Khair for your entry!

  2. how many does this serve? I only need to make for 2 ppl how do i reduce?

  3. Hi there, This will serve around 8 ppl. Please divide everything by 4 and it should be good for 2 ppl.

  4. looks good.. need to try it :)


  5. awesome taste..i just luvd it..:)

  6. never knew tahari can be made without dahi

    1. I use a lot of tomatoes so I dont need dahi.

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