Soya Chunks Biryani

Soya Chunks Biryani

Soya Chunks Biryani Recipe

One of the protien enriched easy biryani : Soya Chunks Biryani

Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

  • Soya Chunks – 3 cups cooked
  • Basmati Rice – 2 cups
  • Onion – 2 large sliced thinly ( Reserve some for deep frying)
  • Ginger Garlic Paste – 2 tblspn
  • Tomatoes – 3 large chopped finely
  • Green Chilli – 2 slit
  • Mint Leaves – ½ cup
  • Coriander leaves / Cilantro – ½ cup
  • Curd – 1 cup ( Thick and Unsour)
  • Chilli powder – 2 tsp
  • Coriander powder / Malli Podi – 1 tblspn
  • Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi – 1 tsp
  • Soya Sauce – 1 tblspn
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil- 1 tblspn
  • Butter or Ghee – 2 tblspn
  • Lemon Juice- 1 tblspn
  • Whole Spices:
  • Cinnamon / Pattai – 1 small stick
  • Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam – 1 tsp
  • Star Anise – 1 small piece
  • Cardamom / Yelakai – 4
  • Cloves / Krambu – 4
  • Bay Leaf / Brinji Ilai – 1
  • Cashews – 1 tblspn
  • Raisan / Kishmish – 1 tblspn

Method:

  • Wash basmati rice in lots of water. Soak it for 30 mins. Drain and set aside till use.
  • Heat 1 tblspn of butter and 1 tblspn of oil in a pressure cooker. Add all wholes spices in the list and sauté for 1 mins.
  • Add onions and green chilli and sauté till golden brown. Add ginger garlic paste and sauté for a min.
  • Add in tomatoes and cook this till they turn mushy.
  • Add in coriander leaves and mint leaves and mix well.
  • Add curd, soya sauce, chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, salt and mix well.
  • Add in cooked soya chunks and mix well. Add in soaked drained rice and mix well.
  • Pour in 3 cups of water and bring this to a boil. Simmer the flame and cook covered for 15-20 mins untill the rice is cooked and absorbed all the water.
  • Fry onions in a tblspn of ghee or butter and fry till golden brown. Pour this onions over the rice and mix gently.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and a squeeze of lemon juice and serve.