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Soya Vegetable Biryani

Soya Vegetable Biryani is a spicy one pot meal, using soya chunks or meal maker along with vegetables. This Biryani can suit your lunch box or your party table.
Course Lunch Box, Main Dish - Rice
Cuisine My Kitchen
By Cook Method Stovetop
Occasion Kids Lunch Box, Party
By Diet Kid Friendly
Author Srivalli

Ingredients

For the Soya Chunks

  • 1 cup Soya Chunks
  • 4 cups Water
  • A Pinch Salt
  • A Pinch Turmeric Powder

For the Rice:

  • 1 cup Basmati Rice you can use Short Grain Rice like seeraga samba as well.
  • 1/2 cup Onions julienne
  • 1 medium Tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 3/4 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 4 nos Green Chillies
  • 1 cup Mixed Vegetables I used Carrot, Beans, and Potatoes, chopped
  • 1.75 cups Water
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tsp Cooking Oil
  • 2 tsp Ghee
  • Mint Leaves handful
  • Coriander Leaves handful
  • Coriander Leaves for garnishing
  • 1/4 tsp Garam Masala

Whole Spices

  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 inch Cinnamon
  • 2 Cloves
  • 1 Cardamom
  • 1 Javatri
  • 1 Anise Star

Instructions

Boil the Soya Chunks

  • You can either boil the soya chunks in a pressure cooker for a whistle or in an open pan with enough water for 10 mins. Add the salt and turmeric to the water, once boiled, drain and allow to cool. Squeeze out excess water from the soya chunks.

For the Rice.

  • Clean and soak rice for 15 mins in water. Wash and prep the vegetables and keep it aside.
  • Heat the oil in a non-stick pan. Add all the whole spices. Saute well, then add the onions, Green Chillies. Sauté till the onions become brown in colour.
  • Then add ginger garlic paste. Fry for 1 min, then add the mint leaves, coriander leaves. After that add chopped tomatoes, salt, chilli powder, saute well till mushy.
  • Next goes the Vegetables, salt, and chilli powder. Fry for 5 mins with a lid covered.
  • Now add the drained soya chunks, saute well and simmer for 5 mins. Let the soya get mixed well with the masalas.
  • Once the soya is well covered with masala, add the water, bring to boil. When the water starts rolling, add drained rice and cover. Simmer till the cook is cooked well.
  • It takes about 10 – 15 mins for the rice and the vegetables to get cooked well. When it’s almost done, add the ghee and cover again.
  • Keep it in the vessel for 5 to 10 mins, so that it gets settled down.
  • Serve with Onion raita.
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