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Soya Chunks Biryani

Soya chunks Biryani is a very healthy & rich in protein recipe. Soya is a very nutritional item as it is considered as a strong defender for heart disease, cholesterol & High blood pressure. Usually people don’t like the taste of Soya nuggets that’s the reason today presenting before you a versatile dish which is delicious, tasty & yummy. Soya chunks are cooked in coconut milk with added Indian flavors which makes the soya nuggets taste good. Let’s get into the recipe:

Ingredients:

  • Soya Chunks/ Nuggets – 250gms
  • Biryani Rice – 1 cup
  • Onion – 2nos (sliced)
  • Carrot – 2nos (small medium cubes)
  • Beans – 4nos (small rounds)
  • Frozen peas – ¼ cup
  • Tomato – 1 medium sized (smashed)
  • Tomato sauce (ketchup) – 1tsp
  • Lime – ½ piece required
  • Ginger – 1inch
  • Garlic – 8pods
  • Green Chili – 1no
  • Garam Masala Powder – 1tsp
  • Biryani Masala Powder – 3tsp
  • Chili Powder – 1tsp
  • Turmeric Powder – ½tsp
  • Salt – as per taste
  • Coconut Milk – 1cup
  • Water – 1 ½cup
  • Coriander leaves – ½cup
  • Cashew nuts – 4nos
  • Raisins – 4nos
  • Oil – 3tsp

Method:

  • Take Biryani rice in a vessel & nicely clean it with water for 3 to 4 times. Remove complete water from the rice & close the lid & keep it aside for 1/2hr
  • Boil the Soya chunks in water for 5mins & then close it with a lid & keep for 10 mins. Remove the lid & drain the excess water from the soya chunks. Keep the drained chunks aside.
  • Make a paste of ginger, garlic & green chili & keep a side.
  • Heat a medium sized pressure cooker & pour oil.
  • Add garam masala & sauté for few seconds. Then add sliced onion & sauté on medium flame adding little salt.
  • When onion turns transparent & pink in color, add ginger-garlic-green chili paste & sauté well for 2mins.
  • Then add chopped vegetables, green peas, sauté well for 2mins.
  • Then add chili powder, turmeric powder & biryani masala powder & sauté well for 2mins.
  • Add smashed tomato & tomato sauce & sauté well till oil starts separating.
  • Add Coconut milk & cooked soya chunks & nicely mix. Allow it to boil.
  • Lower the flame & cook until coconut milk is completely absorbed by soya chunks.
  • Add biryani rice to it & mix well. Add salt as per taste.
  • Then add water to the whole mixture & stir nicely.
  • When the water starts boiling add lime juice & cover lid & cook on low flame.
  • When the water is completely vaporized, transfer the cooker on top of dosa tawa on high flame.
  • When tawa becomes hot, lower the flame & keep stirring in between so that biryani doesn’t stick to bottom of cooker.
  • When the biryani is properly cooked, switch off the flame & garnish with coriander leaves & roasted dry fruits.
  • Soya chunks biryani is ready to serve hot.

Goes well with raita.

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Sandhya Remesh (Admin)

Hi friends I am Sandhya, warm welcome to Spicy Cookery, a platform for me to share my cooking recipes with you. We consider this as a platform to show my passion towards cooking & bring you the new flavors which I created in my kitchen........ Expecting your support in this venture.

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