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Vegetable Teheri - Instantpot meal

Teheri is a delicious vegetable base aromatic rice dish. It's aromatic, filled with varied masala flavors and lots of vegetables. this vegetarian rice recipe is a must try.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
Author: ramyaanagu


  • ginger garlic grated - 1 tbs
  • mint 2 tbs chopped
  • Sliced Onions - 2 medium
  • 1/4 cup yogurt
  • Veggies of your choice -
  • Carrots
  • Beans
  • Peas
  • Cauliflower
  • Potatoes
  • 1/2 Tomato sliced
  • Basmati Rice - 2cips
  • water as needed.


  • Sunff or Jeera - 2 tsp
  • green cardamom - 4nos
  • Cinnamon sticks | pattai - 1 long
  • Cloves |krambu - 5-7
  • bayleaf - 2 nos
  • 3 tbs oil or Ghee

Masala Powders

  • Turmeric 1 tsp
  • cumin-coriander powder 1 tbs
  • Biryani masala powder 1 tbs
  • garama masala powder 1 tbs
  • salt to taste


  • Chopped mint
  • Chopped coriander
  • Sliced capsicum


  • Turn your instant pot to saute mode and wait for the display to turn to HOT.
  • Now heat 3 tbs oil or butter, once hot add in the dry spice -jeera, cardamom, cinnamon and bayleaf
  • Once it starts to splatter add in the sliced onion followed by the grated ginger garlic.
  •  As the onion turns nice ad brown add the sliced veggies and saute well. I like to cut my veggies into long slices to be consistent with the log grain basamati rice
  • Now add the turmeric, cumin-coriander powder, biryani powder and salt. Cook veggies halfway. Add the chopped mint leaves for more flavor.
  • Then add the 1/2 tomato and 1/4 cup yogurt and mix well. Let the mixture cook for a bit and then add in the basmathi rice.
  • At this point add water for rice and also add some garam masala. Test for salt and add more if needed now.
  •  Pressure cook the biryani in Instant pot for about 8 min in pressure mode. let it natural release and serve hot with Raita or some gravy of your choice.