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Soya Chunk Biryani

Meena C R
0 minutes
Prep Time
75 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Soya Chunk Biryani RECIPE

A protein packed, flavourful Pilaf! A superb Dinner Party Option!

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Dinner Party
  • Hyderabadi
  • Boiling
  • Main Dish
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 35 - Soya Chunks
  2. 200 gms - Basmati Rice
  3. 1 - Tomato cut into 1/2
  4. 1 - Onion finely sliced
  5. 3 tbsp - Curd
  6. 1 tsp - Haldi | Turmeric Powder
  7. 1/2 tsp - Red Chilli Powder
  8. 8 - Lahsun | Garlic
  9. 3 - Green Chillies finely chopped
  10. 20 - Pudina | Mint Leaves
  11. 3 tbsp - Fresh Dhania | Coriander Leaves
  12. To taste Salt
  13. For Tempering :
  14. 1 tsp - Homemade Ghee | Clarified Butter
  15. 1 tsp - Olive Oil
  16. 1 tsp - Jeera | Cumin Seeds
  17. 1 - Lavang | Clove
  18. 1 - Bay Leaf
  19. 1 - Green Elaichi | Cardamom


  1. Preparing Soya Chunks: In a vessel add sufficient water and place it for boiling. Add 1/4 tsp Salt. When water comes to a boil, add soya chunks. After a minute switch off the gas.
  2. Let the soya chunks soak for 5 minutes. Wash them in cool water and gently squeeze them. Wash them again and squeeze excess water. Keep ready to use soya chunks aside.
  3. Preparing Rice: Wash and soak Basmati Rice for 30 minutes. Water must be double the quantity of the Rice.
  4. Transfer the soaked Basmati Rice and water to a non stick kadhai and place it on high flame. Once the water comes to a boil, reduce the flame to low.
  5. Add 5 to 6 Pudina Leaves after gently tearing them to small pieces. Cover cook for 2 minutes and then switch off the gas. Basmati Rice should be half cooked.
  6. Preparing Soya Chunk Biryani In another non stick kadhai, heat oil and ghee. Add jeera, dal chini, lavang, elaichi and bay leaf. Saute for a minute.
  7. Add onion and garlic. Saute till the onions become translucent. Add green chilli, adrak, haldi, red chilli powder, salt and tomato. Mix well and saute for 2 minutes.
  8. Add curd and mix well. When the mixture becomes a bit dried out, add soaked soya chunk and 1/4 cup water. Mix well.
  9. Add half cooked rice and gently fold in ensuring the rice grains do not break. Add the remaining Pudina Leaves. Tear these also to small pieces. Mix gently.
  10. Spread the Biryani across the kadhai and cover cook on as low flame as possible for 3 minutes.
  11. After 3 minutes, check if rice is done. Else, cover cook for a minute.
  12. Switch off the gas and transfer to a serving bowl.
  13. Garnish with chopped dhania.
  14. Serve hot along with Onion Raita.

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