Tahiri is a popular rice dish from the Indian subcontinent, particularly in the Northern regions of India and Pakistan. It is a type of pulao, which is a rice dish that is cooked in a seasoned broth with vegetables, meat, or both. Tahiri is made by cooking basmati rice with a blend of spices and vegetables, typically including onions, tomatoes, peas, carrots, and potatoes. Some variations of the dish may also include chicken or lamb.
The rice is first cooked in a spiced broth until it is tender and fluffy. The vegetables and meat are then added and cooked together with the rice until everything is well combined and the flavors have melded. The dish is typically garnished with fried onions, fresh herbs, and sometimes nuts or raisins.
Tahiri is a delicious and comforting one-pot meal that is often served on special occasions and festivals, particularly during Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. It can be served on its own or as a side dish alongside other traditional Indian and Pakistani dishes.