I wanted to make biryani just with soya chunks but if you prefer you can add other vegetables with the biryani too.
Soya Chunks Biryani Recipe – IngredientsServes: 2Cooking & Preparation Time: 40 mins
Basmati Rice – 1 and 1/4 cups
Soya Chunks – 3/4 cups (I used the mini soyachunks)
Onion – 1 big chopped lengthwise
Ginger Garlic paste – 2 tsp
Garam Masala powder – 1 tsp
Red Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
Coconut Milk – 1/2 cup
Water – 1 and 1/2 cups
Salt – to taste
To grind to a paste:
Tomato – 1 medium sized
Coriander leaves – 1/4 cup
Mint leaves – 1/8 cup
Pepper – 1/2 tsp
Fennel seeds – 1 tsp
Oil – 2 tsp
Ghee – 1/2 tbsp
Cinnamon – 1/4 inch piece
Shahi Jeera – 1/2 tsp
2.Rinse with cold water thrice atleast to get rid of the raw smell of soya chunks.Grind the ingredients under the list ‘to grind’ to a fine paste. Set aside.
5.Now add coconut milk, water and pressure cook for 3-4 whistles in low medium flame. Once pressure releases, open and carefully fluff the rice with a fork.
Serve hot with onion raita!
- Adding shahi jeera gives a nice unique flavour. But if you dont have it, just go ahead with normal jeera(cumin seeds).
- Soya chunks by itself is totally bland so the spices and masalas should be dominating to give it a nice blend.
- You can garnish with coriander leaves too at the finish.