Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Soya Chunks Briyani



Ingredients
  • Basmathi Rice - 3 cups
  • Soya chunks - 250 gms
  • Oil - 2 tsp
  • Ghee - 2 tsp
  • Cardamom - 2 to 3
  • Cloves - 5
  • Cinnamon Stick - 2 to 3 (1 inches)
  • Fennel seeds - few
  • Star anise - 2 to 3
  • Bay leaf - 1
  • Onion - 2
  • Tomato - 1
  • Coriander leaves - 1/4 cup
  • Mint leaves - 1/4 cup
  • Garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Green chillies - 3 (Cut lengthwise)
  • Chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1/2tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Biryani Masala powder - 1/2 tsp (Optional)
  • Salt - as needed
  • Lemon juice -  1 tsp
  • Water - 4.5 cups

Method
  • Wash and soak the soya chunks for 30 min.
  • Squeeze the water completely from it.
  • Soak the rice for 15 to 20 min.
  • In the pressure cooker, add the oil and when hot, add the cardamom, cinnamon stick, star anise, fennel seeds, cloves and Bay leaf and fry for 1 min.
  • Now add the ginger garlic paste, green chillies, onion and fry for another few min till the onion becomes translucent.
  • Add the tomato pieces, mint and coriander leaves and saute well.
  • Now add the soya pieces and fry. 
  • Add all the powders mentioned in the ingredients and salt.
  • When the gravy becomes thick, add the water and rice.
  • Check for the seasoning and add the lemon juice and close the lid.
  • Keep the flame in low for 10 min and switch off.
  • Open the lid, add the ghee and mix the briyani.
  • Serve hot with any side dishes/gravy like Prawn gravyThayir pachadi etc...
Note:
Instead of Briyani Masala, garam masala can be added.

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26 lovely comments:

Krithi

Lovely aromatic Briyani..
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Lavanya

It looks yummy...
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Wow, Nice clicks
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Prathibha

very delicious biriyani..love the way it is cooked

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Shabitha Karthikeyan

Perfectly done !! Nice and homey.

Mary

This looks and sounds delicious. I imagine it is very fragrant as well. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Divya Pramil

I love Biryani!!!
And yours looks tempting!!

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radha

I think a non-vegetarian could get fooled by the look of this biryani!

jeyashrisuresh

This sounds yummy , healthy one pot meal

Suja Manoj

Tempting and healthy biryani..lovely

Julie

Very tempting n delicious biriyani!!' Join me in the ONGOING EVENT- "Mint & Coriander seeds" (EP Series-Apr)
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Hema

Very nutritious briyani..

Priya

Omg,super flavourful briyani..simply inviting..

Torviewtoronto

flavourful delicious looking biryani

simran

lovely biryani!......nice addition of the soya nuggets.

Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran

Healthy Briyani. Its perfect.

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Premalatha Aravindhan

wow flavorful briyani,luks so tempting...healthy version.

maha

I am sure this tastes absolutely fab

Deeksha

looks very inviting and tasty.

Cathleen

I was looking at this recipe, and I thought to myself "wow. This has so many ingredients. I have none" But looking at the end result, it is totally worth it!

Cathleen

I was looking at this recipe, and I thought to myself "wow. This has so many ingredients. I have none" But looking at the end result, it is totally worth it!

Anzz

Honestly, soya and me are poles apart..! But your clicks definitely have me interested. Amazing food pics.. Loved the read..!

faseela

super yummy n healthy biriyani....

Mythreyi

This looks simply superb and delicious`, drooling here..

-Mythreyi
Yum! Yum! Yum!

Prabha Mani

Yummy Preparation with Spices!!Loving it!!
Thanks a lot for linking to my event :)

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