Soya is a powerhouse of protein. Whether it is bean, flour or just chunks, the nutrition value is always high. Here is an Indian adaptation recipe using soya chunks. This is a biryani made of soya chunks. This is not just a tasty main course, but also nutritious.
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Ingredients:
For Marination :
Soya chunks – 1 cup
Curd / yogurt (thick) – 1 cup
Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
Kashmiri red chilli powder – 1/4 tsp
Ginger garlic paste – ½ tsp
Biryani masala powder – 1 tbsp
Salt – ½ tsp
Carrot (chopped) – 1
Small potato (cubed) – 1
Capsicum, cubed – 1/2
Onion (petals) – 1/2
For Biryani:
Ghee – 2 tbsp + 1 tsp
Bay leaf – 1
Cinnamon – 1 inch
Cloves – 5
Star anise – 1
Cardamom – 4
Pepper – ½ tsp
Cumin – 1 tsp
Onion (finely chopped) – 1
Ginger garlic paste – ½ tsp
Basmati rice (soaked) – 1½ cup
Salt – ¾ tsp
Fried onions – 3 tbsp
Biryani masala powder – ½ tsp
Coriander & mint leaves (chopped) – 3 tbsp
Water – 2¼ cup
Method:
Marinate vegetables and soya chunks in curd along with spices. Take a pressure cooker, heat 2 tbsp ghee and saute spices. Add in 1 onion and saute well and then add ½ tsp ginger garlic paste.
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Now add the prepared marinated soya and vegetables to the cooker and level them out. Add 1½ cup of basmati rice (soaked for 20 minutes) and spread evenly over marinated soya. Sprinkle ¾ tsp salt, 3 tbsp fried onions, ½ tsp biryani masala powder, 3 tbsp coriander & mint and 1 tsp ghee.
Now pour 2¼ cup of water from sides. Cover and pressure cook for 2 whistles on medium flame. Wait for the pressure to release on its own. Now give a slight mix and enjoy soya biryani.