White Chicken Taheri

This is one of dish that my Husband loves. So I had the opportunity to learn how to cook this dish from my Sister-in-law. It’s an all in one, which makes it all the more better in my book.


  • 1 Whole Chicken
  • 3 Cups Rice
  • 4-6 Potato
  • Mustard Oil
  • 2 Bay Leaf
  • 3-4 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 3-4 Cloves
  • 3-4 Black Peppercorns
  • 3-4 Cardamons
  • 2 Black Cardamons
  • Javentri Powder 1 teaspoon
  • Nutmeg Powder 1 teaspoon
  • Ginger and Garlic Paste
  • 4-8 Green Chilli
  • 1 Onion
  • Fried Onions (Optional)
  • Cilantro or Mint (Optional)
  • Kerwa Water (Optional)
  1. Wash and Strain Rice for about 15-20 Minutes
  2. Peel and Cut the Potatoes into large pieces – Wash and Drain
  3. Heat Pot
  4. Add Mustard Oil in a Pot
  5. Add Potatoes and Fry until lightly Golden
  6. Remove Potatoes and Set Aside
  7. In the same pot add all the whole spices and fry
  8. Add Onions, Green Chillis, Ginger & Garlic Paste and fry
  9. Add the Chicken and cook 50%
  10. Add Rice on top of the Chicken
  11. Layer Potatoes on top of Rice
  12. Add Green Chillies
  13. Add Fried Onions
  14. Add water. (Each 1 Cup of Rice Needs 2 Cups of Water)
  15. Cover and Cook on Low to Medium Heat
  16. Half way through cooking – Mix everything together – keep heat low – Let the steam do the cooking!
  17. Garnish with Cilantro or Mint

I hope You all enjoy this family recipe. I make this often for my husband and he loves it.


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