Thursday, March 21, 2013

Soya chunks Biryani / Meal Maker Biryani / How to make Soya Biryani / சோயா பிரியாணி

Soya chunks is also called as Meal Maker . They are rich in protein . Its highly nutritious and very healthy . I wanted to make Veg biryani but i  did not have any veggies at my home to make Vegetable Biryani but had the nutritious soya to make this Soya Biryani . Off to the recipe now . I made this in pressure cooker and it was made in jiffy .

Soya chunks Biryani / Meal Maker Biryani / How to make Soya Biryani / சோயா பிரயாணி


Ingredients:
  • Soya Chunks / Meal Maker - 10 - 12 no
  • Basmathi Rice - 250 gms
  • Onion - 150 gms , Chopped
  • Tomato - 1 no , Diced
  • Ginger garlic paste - 50 gms
  • Green Chilli - 2 no , slit
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Yogurt - 2 tbsp
  • Mint leaves - Few , Chopped ( I used Mint Powder - 2 tsp )
  • Star Aniseed - 1 no,
  • Cloves - 2 no
  • Cinnamon stick - 1 no
  • Bay leaf - 1 no
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Red chilli powder - 1 tsp

For Marinating Soya chunks:
  • Yogurt - 1 tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Soya chunks Biryani / Meal Maker Biryani / How to make Soya Biryani / சோயா பிரயாணி

 


Method:

Soak the soya chunks in water for 30 minutes . It becomes bigger . Squeeze out the water from the soya chunks . Add the contents under to marinate column ( yogurt , ginger garlic paste , salt , red chilli powder ) to the soya chunks . Mix well . Set aside for 30 minutes .


Heat oil in the pressure cooker . Add the spices like cloves , cinnamon stick , bay leaf  and aniseed and fry . It gives a nice aroma . Throw in the onions and , mint powder  , green chilli and fry till they become translucent .


Now add the tomatoes and cook they are soft .


Add the ginger Garlic paste and fry till the raw smell goes away .


Add  the marinated soya chunks , yogurt , salt , turmeric powder and red chilli powder and mix .


Now add the water ,   ( For 2 cups of basmathi rice , add 3 cups of water ) bring it to boil .


Add the rice and pressure cook for only 1 hisses . Allow the pressure to cool down and open the cooker .


Serve hot with Raitha .


This is a very easy and a quick biryani and it taste so delicious . The best part was my kids loved it a lot .


19 comments:

  1. delicious healthy biriyani.. looks inviting..

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  2. Looks delicious dear..liked the marinating part :) will apply it next time :)

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  3. yummy recipe...tempting

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  4. Marinating sounds simply fantabulous..Such a droolworthy briyani.

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  5. very heealthy meal...just in minutes. bookmarked

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  6. My hubby's favourite briyani! Nice step-wise pictures.

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  7. Hi, First time here and you have a nice collection of recipes. and this soya biryani is really wonderful and a healthy recipe! That is something I have never tasted... Very tempting!i Should give a try to this Soya chunks Biryani.

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  8. Yummy recipe...
    I tried yesterday...
    soya chunk tastes awesome....

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  9. Thanks for the recipe dear, first time i made it..its delicious :)

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  10. Thanks for the recipe, made it for first time..its delicious :)

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  11. yum........
    Thanx fr d recipe

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