Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Soya Chunks Biryani

Who can resist the hot steaming aromatic biryani ....? I like the rice varieties and my hubby is not a big fan of pulao and biryanis. He will choose the indian breads over rice when given an option. But I am happy that he has started to like my biryanis now, especially the Egg biryani :) I will post that recipe soon. 

But today, I am posting the Soya chunks biryani. I may have told many times that we are big fans of soya chunks..I got Nutrela's mini soya chunks last time and i felt they look so cute :)..You can use the regular soya chunks also. I always find easy methods in cooking and my best helper is the pressure cooker. I love to make pongal, pulao and biryanis in it, which I have found very easy and simple.The biryani came out really nice, my hubby was also impressed ;)...and that makes me happy :) . I served it with a simple onion-tomato raita, pickle and papad. So friends do try this lovely biryani !!

Check out some of my other Soya recipes:

Check out some of the easy pressure cooker method recipes:


What you need?

1 cup Basmati Rice
1 cup Soya chunks (I have used mini soya chunks)
1 large Onion chopped
2 Tomatoes chopped
3-4 Green chillies slit lengthwise
1 tsp Ginger-Garlic paste
Whole Garam Masala : 1/2 " piece Cinnamon, 2 Cloves, 2 Cardamom pods,1 Star Aniseed
2 tsp Biryani masala
1 tbsp Yogurt
few Coriander leaves chopped
few Mint leaves
1.5 cup Water
Ghee/Oil
Salt

How to prepare?

Wash and soak the basmati rice for 30 minutes. Boil about 3 cups of water in a vessel, add soya chunks and a little salt. Allow it to cook for 10 minutes. Switch off the stove, close the vessel with a lid and keep it aside for 15 minutes.Drain the water and once cooled, gently squeeze out the water from the soya chunks.Keep them aside.

Heat a little oil or ghee in a pressure cooker. Add the whole garam masala mentioned above. Saute for a minute. Add the onion and ginger-garlic paste. Saute until the onions turn soft. Add the green chillies and tomatoes. Saute until the tomatoes turn tender. Add salt and biriyani masala now. Mix well.

Now add the soya chunks and fry for 3-4 minutes on a medium flame. Add coriander leaves, mint leaves and yogurt now. Combine everything well. Finally add the rice and fry for a minute.Pour the water, mix well and cover the cooker. Pressure cook for 2 whistles. Wait until the pressure is released completely.



Serve hot with raita, pickle and papad.



Serves 3-4

Notes:
*You can use regular soya chunks and chop them into half if you desire.




35 Tasty Comments:

divya said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwww... mouth watering here.. looks so so so delicious and healthy.. simply inviting dear.

Laxmipriya said...

Nice idea.. soya in biryani.. healthy too.. love your other soya recipes too..

Aarthi said...

This looks perfect...love this dish..Thanks for your recipe dear...

Rani acharyulu said...

Wow healthy biryani looks yummy and delicious:)

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Yummy looking and colorful biriyani. Great preparation.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Unknown said...

briyani looks super - I tried this when a friend made it and loved it!!!

Sangeetha M said...

i am also a big lover of biryani...soya chunks biryani is one such healthy option....your recipe sounds easy n yummy...i am inviting mmyself to have that yummy platter :)

Ramya said...

wow...this looks too good and added to my must-try list

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Delicious one Dear, looks so nice.

Kalyani said...

Looks delicious and lovely clicks ...

soujanya said...

i too love soy chunks...biryani look absolute simple n tasty...

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Delicious flavorful biryani..

Priya Suresh said...

Love this briyani very much, simply inviting..

Julie said...

wow..thats a very healthy n delicious biriyani..lovely platter!!

Vidhya said...

Delicious looking and so very healthy.

Unknown said...

Love biryani and adding soya chunks is such a great idea !!!

Mugdha said...

Looks soo tempting, yummy and delicious....:)

Treat and Trick said...

Never tried this kind of biryani, looks mouth watering!

Unknown said...

Very tempting...

Uma said...

mmm. looks so delicious.

Puja said...

Wholesome,filling n delicious!
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Mélange said...

Genuinely healthy recipe Shobha.You can't expect more of a Biriyani with it's total falvour and healthy ingredients..Cheers,since I too am a Biryani lover.

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

Delicious, flavorful and healthy biriyani

chef and her kitchen said...

looks very delicious n yumm

Pushpa said...

Love biryanis this biryani with soya looks very yummy.

Lifewithspices said...

Complete delicious biriyani..one of my fav ..

Indian Khana said...

Just did yday for dinner little different way ...liked your version looks yum

hemalata said...

Healthy and delicious biryani,looks so inviting.

Priya Sreeram said...

the biryani looks nice and healthy too !

Shylaja said...

Healthy and delicious biriyani
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Food Glorious Food! said...

I am a huge fan of briyani and unstoppable once started digging in!! Thanks for the yummy recipe! Have a great weekend!

Urmi said...

Innovative recipe. Soya Biryani looks delicious and very good for health.

munchmunchcrunchcrunch said...

nice healthy biriyani...

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Very healthy and tasty looking biriyani dear. Hope you have a great weekend.


Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Hari Chandana P said...

Very healthy and delicious pulao.. simply inviting !!
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