Soya Chunks Briyani( Meal Maker Briyani)-Pressure Cooker

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.

Marinate soya chunks and vegetables with yogurt, red chilli powder with coriander powder mix, briyani powder, turmeric powder and salt. Marinate for 30 minutes.
Heat oil and ghee in a pressure cooker and add bay leaves, cinnamon stick, cloves, star anise, cardamom. Add the finely chopped onions and wait till it becomes translucent.
Now add green chillies and ginger garlic paste. Saute till the raw smell of ginger garlic paste goes away.
Then add the mint leaves and coriander leaves and saute them for 2 minutes till the aroma of the leaves come out.
Then saute the cumin seeds.
Add the marinated vegetables now and let them cook for 2 min in medium flame.
Soya chunks and vegetables are cooked with masalas.
Add the rice now and pour the 2 and 3/4th cup of water. Add salt. It can be cooked in layers if you do not mix it. MIxing it is also ok.
Pressure cook it for 1 whistle in low flame and move it out of the stove. Wait for the pressure to release itself. Garnish with coriander leaves.
Ready to be served with onion and tomato raita


  • 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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