Vegetarian Chicken Biryani or Vegetarian Mock chicken Biryani is a really a gift for vegetarians as it is very similar to the chicken biryani. This is prepared in the same way as that of the Chicken Biryani. First time my friend brought this to our office and it tasted great. So I started trying it in our home. My kids and my mother love this Biryani very much.
This Vegan chicken is made up of soya proteins, but is not the normal soya chunks. For those who want to know what is vegan chicken or vegetarian chicken, you can check the below link - What is Vegan chicken. We get it in packets here as shown below.
You can also view some Biryani recipes
Prawn Dum Biryani
Soya chunks Biryani
Lets see how to make the Vegetarian chicken Biryani.
Vegetarian Chicken Biryani
Basmathi Rice - 3 cups
Vegetarian Chicken - 250 gms
Oil - 2 tsp
Ghee - 2 tbsp
Cardamom - 2 to 3
Cloves - 3 to 5
Cinnamon stick - 2 to 3 (1 inches)
Fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp
Star anise - 2 to 3
Bay leaf - 1
Onion - 2
Tomato - 1
Coriander leaves - 3 tsp
Green chillies - 3 (cut lengthwise)
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Shan Biryani Masala - 2 tbsp
Yogurt / curd - 1/4 cup
Water - 4.5 cups
Salt - as needed
1. Soak the rice for 20 to 30 min. Heat oil in the cooker or vessel. When it is hot, add the spices - cardamom, cloves, cinnamon stick, fennel seeds, star anise, bay leaf and fry for few min.
2. Add the onion and ginger garlic paste and saute till the raw smell of the ginger garlic paste goes off. Add the coriander leaves and green chilli. Saute them well.
3. When the onion are translucent, add the tomatoes and salt. Cook till they become soft. Add the chilli powder, biryani masala powder, yogurt and mix them well.
5. Mix the vegetarian chicken to the gravy and let them get coated well. Add the water and allow to boil. Check for the seasoning.