Spread the Joy!
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
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|
|chilli and salt|
|coriander and turmeric|
|You have to add soya sauce too..|
|add cooked meal maker|
|and bring it to a boil|
|cover and simmer|
|Fry some onions|
|top over the rice and garnish with coriander leaves|
Check out more Soya Chunks Recipe…Click on the image for recipe..