Tahari rice dish is a very popular and is easy to cook, made with rice,chicken or mutton and vegetables. I usually prepare mutton tahari,but tried chicken tahari for the first time.It really tastes great and can be enjoyed with raita. Check out the recipe.

  • 1 kg Chicken (medium size pieces)
  • 4 cups Rice
  • 1 Onion -finely chopped
  • 4 Tomatoes -chopped
  • 2 tbsp Ginger and Garlic Paste
  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Spices (Garam Masala Powder : Grinded powder of cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and caraway seeds)
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 cups Curd
  • 1 tsp Caraway seeds (Shahzeera)
  • 2 Cardamons,Cloves
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • Coriander and Mint leaves- chopped
  • Green chili paste
  • 3 Whole Green Chillies
  • Juice of 1 Lemon
  • 2 tbsp Cooking Oil or Ghee
  • Wash and soak the rice in water for 30 minutes.
  • Wash and marinate chicken pieces with ginger and garlic paste,1 1/2 tsp salt,turmeric powder, red chili powder,green chili paste,spices or garam masala powder.
  • In a cooking pan, add oil and chopped onion.Saute till brown in color. Add the chopped tomatoes and cook till mushy.Cover and cook for few minutes. Next add the marinated chicken,whipped curd,coriander and mint leaves. Mix well and close the lid.
  • Cook for approximately 10 to 15 minutes, till the water gets dry and chicken gets tender.
  • Add 5-6 cups of water to rice. Add salt, caraway seeds,cardamons,cloves,bay leaves, coriander and mint leaves, whole green chillies. Mix well and close the lid.
  • When the water comes to boil, add rice and add juice of lemon . Mix well and close the lid, keep stirring in between. Cook on medium flame for 10 minutes and simmer for 15 minutes until rice is done.
  • Serve with dahi ka raita.