Easy beef tehari recipe | How to cook at home

beef tehari recipe
Beef Tehari

Tehari is an Indian menu made of rice and small pieces of beef. Although it looks like biryani, the difference is made by the lesser quantity of beef.  An easy beef tehari recipe is served as a snack, it is also a bit drier than the biryani. Tehari is though a snack menu, it can be served as a lunch or in combination with other snack items.

The cooking process of tehari is also shorter compared to the heavy biryani recipe. However, its ingredients particularly beef, ghee, and other spices gives it a good flavor and makes it delicious. If you want to make your guests happier with good snacks, tehari is the perfect menu. You can just add a nice salad to serve with. It is also good as a tiffin menu for your kids. This a full of energy, so you don’t have to think about your kids’ nutrition.

Though the cooking process of the beef tehari recipe is time-consuming it is easy to cook. Here I give you the recipe so that you can cook restaurant-style tehari at home in an easy way.

Preparation time 40 minutes
Cooking time 30 minutes
Total time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients for the beef tehari recipe:

½ kg beef

1 kg kaligira or chinigura rice

250 gm potatoes

½ cup ghee

½ cup yogurt

6 sticks cinnamon

10 pieces cardamoms

6 pieces bay leaves

8 pieces cloves

1 tablespoon ginger paste

1 tablespoon garlic paste

½ cup onion paste

1 teaspoon chili powder

½ teaspoon cumin powder

¼ teaspoon hot spice powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon sugar

6-8 pieces green chilies


Process for the beef tehari recipe

Step 1

Wash the rice and drain out water. Rinse it very well and keep aside.

Step 2

Clean and wash beef slices. Mix garlic paste, ginger paste, chili powder, salt, onion paste, cumin powder, hot spice powder, yogurt with beef and keep it for 30 minutes.

Step 3

Heat 1/4th cup ghee in the nonstick deep cooking pan. Cook the beef with spices over medium heat. Cook until the beef is tender. Keep the meat aside.

Step 4

Cut the potatoes into 2/2 inch size pieces. Wash the potatoes very well. Fry the potatoes until golden brown and keep aside. Fry the washed rice with the rest of ghee. Put 8 cups hot water to the rice. Then add bay leaves, cardamoms, cinnamons, and salt to the water. Add meat and fried potatoes to the rice when the water is evaporated. After that add sugar and green chilies to the rice mixture. Mix all of it together and keep on very low heat for 10 minutes and cover with a lid.

  • Your tasty beef tehari is ready. Serve it hot, because you’ll not get the real taste if it cools down. Serve this with raita salad or fresh salad.
  • For your kid’s tiffin provide the tehari in a hot pot, so that it remains warm throughout the entire day.
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                                             Nutrition Facts
Calories 5,826
Total Fat 142.5g
Cholesterol 717mg
Sodium 2367mg
Potassium 4767mg
Total Carbohydrates 856.5g
Protein 235.4g
Nutrition Grade B
                          Nutrition Analysis
Good Points Bad Points
Low in sodium  
Low in sugar  
Very high in vitamin B6  
Very high in vitamin B12  
High in iron  


*Happy Cooking*



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