“Welcome to the world of homemade culinary delights, where we present a delicious and nutritious vegetarian recipe – Soya Chunks Biryani.Print
Soya chunks biryani
- Prep Time: 10minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- 1 cup basmati rice (soaked in water for 30 minutes and drained)
- 1 cup soya chunks (meal maker), soaked in hot water for 15 minutes and drained
- 1 large onion, thinly sliced
- 1 large tomato, chopped
- 1/4 cup plain yogurt
- 1/4 cup mint leaves, chopped
- 1/4 cup coriander leaves, chopped
- 2 tablespoons ghee or vegetable oil
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
- 4–5 cloves
- 2–3 green cardamom pods
- 1 bay leaf
- 1-inch cinnamon stick
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder (adjust to your spice preference)
- 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
- Salt to taste
- 2 cups water
Step 1 Heat ghee or vegetable oil in a large pot or pressure cooker over medium heat. Add the cumin seeds, cloves, green cardamom pods, bay leaf, and cinnamon stick. Sauté for a minute until they release their aroma.
Step 2 Add the thinly sliced onions and cook until they turn golden brown.
Step 3 Stir in the chopped tomatoes and cook until they become soft and the oil separates.
Step 4 Add the soaked and drained soya chunks to the pot. Mix well and cook for a few minutes until the soya chunks are well coated with the spices.
Step 5 Mix in turmeric powder, red chili powder, garam masala, and salt. Cook for a couple of minutes, allowing the spices to blend with the soya chunks.
Step 6 Add the soaked and drained basmati rice to the pot. Gently mix it with the soya chunks and spices.
Step 7 Pour in 2 cups of water and add salt to taste. Stir everything together.
Step 8 If using a pressure cooker, cover it with the lid and cook the biryani for one whistle on medium heat. If using a regular pot, cover it with a tight-fitting lid and cook on low heat until the rice is fully cooked and all the water is absorbed.
Step 9 Once the rice is cooked, fluff it with a fork. Garnish with chopped mint and coriander leaves.
Step 10 Serve hot and enjoy the flavorful and nutritious Soya Chunks Biryani with raita or any side dish of your choice.