My 50th recipe, "Soya Chunk Biriyani", a one pot wonder dish. It appears as though I just started blogging, but seems like time is flying and I have already clicked the publish button 49 times. Yeah that's right. Today's post is bringing my tally to 50, a wonderful HALF CENTURY. Hurray !!! Now is the time for celebration, and there is no better dish than the delightful biriyani. That too adding RK's favorite soya chunks makes it extra special.
When I had posted Veg Dum Biryani earlier, it was a huge success. It was my first dish to feature on TasteSpotting site and had a large number of people viewing it. Ever since, I wanted to post this version of biriyani, which is comparatively easier to make, needs just one pot, extremely delicious and the nutrients quotient fortified with soya chunks. This is always my go to dish when I want to throw a quick lunch. Add this to your arsenal and it will always be a great savior 😉
Soya Chunk Biriyani
- ¾ Cup Basmati rice
- ½ Cup Soya chunks
- ½ Tbsp Ginger (Finely Chopped)
- 1 Tbsp Garlic (Finely Chopped)
- 1 Tbsp Curry leaves (Chopped)
- 1 Green Chill (slit)
- ½ large Onion (Finely Sliced)
- 1 small Tomato
- 1 small Carrot
- 5 Beans
- 1 medium Potato
- ¼ Cup Green peas
- 1 tsp Salt (adjust per taste)
- 1 tsp Garam masala powder
- ¾ tsp Red chilli powder
- ¼ tsp Turmeric powder
- ½ tsp Coriander powder
- ½ tsp Cumin powder
- 1 Tbsp Curd | Yogurt (Optional - Can be replaced with ½ tsp lemon extract)
- 2 Tbsp Coriander leaves (Chopped)
- 2 Tbsp Mint leaves (Chopped)
- ½ tsp Ghee (optional)
- 1 Tbsp Oil
- 1 Cinnamon
- 4 Cloves
- 2 Cardamon
- 1 Bay leaf
- ½ Tbsp Fennel seeds
- First Wash and soak the rice and soya chunks in separate bowls. Both of them should be soaked for atleast 15 minutes. Then cut the veggies.
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- Now heat a cooker pan with oil, add the ingredients under "To Temper" in given order. Once the fennel seeds starts changing color, add the ginger, garlic, curry leaves, green chilli, onion and saute until the onion changes to golden brown. Then add the tomato, salt and saute until the tomato turns mushy.
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- Now add all the cut veggies and saute for a minute. Turn the flame to low - medium and then all the powders (garam masala, red chilli, turmeric, coriander, cumin) and give a stir.
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- Now add the coriander leaves and mint leaves along with curd and give a stir. And then add the soya chunks to the mixture. Before adding soya chunks, squeeze out the excess water.
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- Finally, add the rice and 1 cup of water. Mix everything together. Close the lid of the cooker and cook for 1 whistle or until the rice is done.
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- Wait till the pressure subsides, then open the lid and optionally sprinkle with ½ tsp of ghee and transfer to the serving bowl.
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- Enjoy hot with raita.<br><br><img src="//revi.b-cdn.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/soya-biriyani-1.jpg" alt="soya biriyani" width="100%"><td colspan="2" align="center"><img src="//revi.b-cdn.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/soya-biriyani-2.jpg" alt="soya biriyani" width="100%">
I usually add soya after onion. . It gets more yummy with further fooking
Yes Sunita, that will work too. Since I dont saute much after adding the veggies, adding the soya before or after adding the veggies will not be a big deal. I have tried adding it before tomatoes though.
Very nice and easy to follow
Thanks Harsha 🙂