Apr 5, 2012

Soya Chunks Biryani / Meal Maker Biryani made in Pressure Cooker - Lunch Box Ideas

I love to cook with soya chunks because they are so healthy. They have the same texture of meat so they make a great substitute for chicken or any meat..They are high in protein too..I make a whole lots of stuff out of it like korma, briyani or cutlets..This is one of the simple briyani which is made out of that. This taste so good, now I am making this more often..

I hope you will love this, Let me know what you think..


Soya Chunks – 3 cups cooked( Click to know how to cook soya chunks)
Basmati Rice – 2 cups
Onion – 2 large sliced thinly ( Reserve some for deep frying)
Ginger Garlic Paste – 2 tblspn
Tomatoes – 3 large chopped finely
Green Chilli – 2 slit
Mint Leaves – ½  cup
Coriander leaves / Cilantro – ½  cup
Curd – 1 cup ( Thick and Unsour)
Chilli powder – 2 tsp
Coriander powder / Malli Podi – 1 tblspn
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi – 1 tsp
Soya Sauce – 1 tblspn
Salt to taste
Oil- 1 tblspn
Butter or Ghee – 2 tblspn
Lemon Juice- 1 tblspn

Whole Spices:
Cinnamon / Pattai – 1 small stick
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam – 1 tsp
Star Anise – 1 small piece
Cardamom / Yelakai – 4
Cloves / Krambu – 4
Bay Leaf / Brinji Ilai – 1
Cashews – 1 tblspn
Raisan / Kishmish – 1 tblspn


Wash basmati rice in lots of water. Soak it for 30 mins. Drain and set aside till use.

Heat 1 tblspn of butter and 1 tblspn of oil in a pressure cooker. Add all wholes spices in the list and sauté for 1 mins.

Add onions and green chilli and sauté till golden brown. Add ginger garlic paste and sauté for a min.

Add in tomatoes and cook this till they turn mushy.

Add in coriander leaves and mint leaves and mix well.

Add curd, soya sauce, chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, salt and mix well.

Add in cooked soya chunks and mix well. Add in soaked drained rice and mix well.
Pour in 3 cups of water and bring this to a boil. Simmer the flame and cook covered for 15-20 mins untill the rice is cooked and absorbed all the water.

Fry onions in a tblspn of ghee or butter and fry till golden brown. Pour this onions over the rice and mix gently.

Garnish with coriander leaves and a squeeze of lemon juice and serve.

Take all your ingrediants
Soya Chunks is cooked..( Click to know how to cook soya chunks)
Add all whole spices in oil & butter
add cashews and raisans
add onions and green chilli
fry till golden
add ginger and garlic paste
cook till mushy
add mint and coriander leaves
add curd
chilli and salt
coriander and turmeric
You have to add soya sauce too..
add cooked meal maker
and rice
add water
and bring it to a boil
cover and simmer
till done
Fry some onions
till golden
top over the rice and garnish with coriander leaves
Check out more Soya Chunks Recipe...Click on the image for recipe..


  1. Looks flavourful....bookmarked to try. Nice header!

  2. I need to try these Soya chunks on days I eat meatless! This looks really good!

  3. Healthy and delicious biryani,makes me hungry..

  4. Awesome preparation Aarthi!!Looks very tempting..Can feel the Taste n Aroma :)
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  5. Wow!what a coincidence Aarthi,I too posted the same soya chunk biriyani today,your version sounds interesting.Looks delicious and colorful.

  6. delicious and mouthwatering recipe.I also use soy chunks regularly in my cooking.was wondering how you got that nice colour:)

  7. Looks yum yum. Quick and delicious. Just right for summer.

  8. Awesome yaar.... Looks yummy... I love the way you ve detailed out the recipe and pictures taken at each stage... Thanks alot

  9. Is soya chunks really good for health.can i give to my child who was 5year od.pls suggest me arthi mam.

  10. Aarti how much rice in kg da


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