Soya chunks briyani, also called as Meal maker briyani is highly nutritious. Soya chunks are rich in protein. It also helps in weight loss.
My husband is a great lover of soya chunks though I am not a big fan of it. On navrathri days, he used to bring soya chunks to compensate the taste of non vegetarian foods because we do not eat meat on those days.
Soya chunks should not be be consumed on regular basis but it can be taken now and then.
Soya chunks can be prepared in many different ways and soya chunks briyani is one of the delicious way to taste it and it is easy to make. I love it this way. It goes well with any kind of raita.
Try out this aromatic and delicious briyani!!
1 cup= 220 ml.
- Basmati rice- 2 cups ( soaked in water for 30 minutes)
- Soya chunks- 1 cup
- Vegetables- 1 cup ( I used carrot and green beans chopped to the above size, potatoes too can be used)
- Yogurt/ curd- 1 and a 1/2 cup
- Ginger garlic paste- 1 tbsp
- Green chillies- 2
- Big onion- 1 and a half cup (finely chopped)
- Cumin/ jeera/ kala jeera- 1 tsp
- Briyani masala powder- 1 tsp
- Red chilli powder with coriander powder mix- 1 tbsp
- Turmeric powder- 1/4 th tsp
- Mint leaves and coriander leaves- 1 cup ( both mixed together)
- Salt- as needed
- Bay leaves- 2
- Cinnamon stick- 1 inch
- Cloves- 5 to 6
- Star anise- 1
- Cardamom- 2 to 3
- Water- 2 and three fourth cup ( measure water with the same cup used to measure rice)
Soak soya in hot water for 30 minutes, drain the water out and squeeze the water out of the soya chunks. Keep it ready for marination.
- Soak the briyani rice in water for 30 minutes.
- Soak soya chunks in hot water and squeeze the water out from them before marination
- The vegetables of your choice can be used.
- Pressure cook for 1 whistle in low flame and remove it from stove. Let the pressure release itself.
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