Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Soya chunks Biriyani

  • 1 cup Soya Chunks
  • 1/2 cup Peas
  • 1/4 cup Potato 
  • 1 cup Rice 
  • 1 1/2 cup Water 
  • 1 tbsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 4 tbsp Oil 
  • Cloves 3, Cardamom 2 and Cinnamon 1" (powdered together)
  • 1/2 cup Onion sliced lengthwise
  • 6 Green chili slit 
  • 1 cup Tomato chopped
  • 3 tbsp Mint leaves chopped
  • 3 tbsp Coriander leaves chopped
  • 2 tspYogurt 
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice  
  • Salt to taste

  1. Boil water in a pot. Add the soya chunks and boil for 4 mins.
  2. Run cold water on the soft soya chunks.
  3. Squeeze all the water from the soya chunks and again wash with cold water.
  4. Squeeze again and keep aside.
  5. Now in a pressure cooker add oil, when hot add the sliced onion and green chili. Saute until onions turns golden brown.
  6. Now add the spice powder, mint leaves  and ginger garlic paste.
  7. When the raw smell disappears add the tomatoes, soya chunks and coriander leaves.
  8. When the tomatoes are cooked add yogurt. Fry until the oil  leaves the sides.
  9. Add all the vegetables and saute for few mins.
  10. Now add the washed and drained rice and saute again.
  11. Add water, salt and lemon juice. Stir it and cover the lid of the pressure cooker.
  12. Cook for two whistles. switch off the stove and shift the cooker to the cooler place and allow the steam to release by itself.
  13. Remove lid once all the steam is out mix them gently so the rice remains in shape.
  14. Serve with raita and cucumbers.

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