Aug 2, 2014

Cabbage Biryani Recipe / Cabbage Soya Chunks Biryani Recipe

A unusual combo in biryani, but really works. I had a head of cabbage lying in my fridge, and i wanted to use that up in a recipe. So decided to try a biryani with it, i also added some cooked soya chunks to it and final dish came out really good. You can check out all my veg biryani recipe here, i have quite a few collection..

You can make this with basmati rice, but i used seeraga samba rice, loved the aroma of that rice and using it a lot nowadays. This biryani can be served with raita of your choice..So try this out and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 15 mins
Cooking Time : 45 to 50 mins
Serves : 4 to 5


Oil - 1 tblspn
Pandan Leaf / Biryani leaf or Bay Leaf - 1
Shahi Jeera / Black Cumin - 1 tsp
Onion -1 large chopped finely
Green Chilli - 2 slit
Tomatoes - 2 large chopped finely
Cabbage - 3 cups sliced
Soya Chunks - 2 cups cooked(click here to see how to cook)
Chilli Powder - 1 tblspn
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1 tsp
Coriander Powder / Malli Podi - 2 tblspn
Garam Masala Powder - 1 tblspn
Ginger Garlic Paste - 2 tblspn
Yogurt / Curd - 1/2 cup
Seeraga Samba Rice - 2 cups
Water - 3 cups
Salt to taste
Coriander Leaves- 3 tblspn finely chopped


Wash and soak rice for 30 mins. Cook soya chunks as per this instructions.

Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add in pandan leaf and shahi jeera. Saute it for a min.

Add in onions, chillies and saute till golden.

Add in all spice powders, salt and mix well.

Add in ginger garlic paste and saute for a couple of mins.

Add in cabbage and saute this for few mins till it wilts and raw smell goes from it.

Add in cooked soya and rice. Toss well. Add in curd and water.

Mix well and bring this to boil. 

Cover and pressure cook it for 1 whistle. Simmer it for 15 mins, turn off  the heat and let the pressure go all by itself. 

Open the cooker, fluff the rice and serve.

Take all your ingredients

Cook some soya chunks

wash and soak seeraga samba rice

heat oil in a pressure cooker

add in pandan leaf

add in some shahi jeera

onions and green chillies

saute till golden

add in all spice powder

garam masala powder

mix well

in goes some ginger garlic paste


saute till tomatoes turn mushy

add in sliced cabbage

mix well with masala

cook for 5 to 8 mins till it is wilted and
raw smell goes

add in cooked soya chunks

mix well

add in curd

mix well

in goes soaked rice

mix well

add in water


perfectly done



  1. My husband wouldn't believe me when I said that we were having cabbage biryani for dinner. But he liked it a lot (he loves biryani with anything :) I didn't add soya chunks, because no one at home likes them much. I added some crispy-fried eggs, like in your egg biryani.

    1. Great recipe, cabbage combined with soya chunks makes for a heart-healthy dish. And it's delicious! Thank you :)

      Terence, UK.


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