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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Soya Biriyani



INGREDIENTS:
  • Basmati rice – 2 cup
  • Soya Chunks - 2 cup
  • Chopped onions – 2 cup
  • Tomato (chopped) – 1 no
  • Diced Carrot and Peas– 1 cup 
  • Green chilly – 2 nos
  • Chopped Ginger - 1 tsp
  • Chopped Garlic – 1 tsp
  • Chilly powder – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder - ¼ tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  • Fennel seed Powder - 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala Powder - 1 tsp
  • Cinnamon – 2 one inch stick
  • Cardamom – 3 nos
  • Cloves – 3 nos
  • Bay leaves – 2 nos
  • Finely chopped coriander leaves - 1 cup
  • Ghee - 3 tbsp
  • Thinly sliced Onion - ½ cup 
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for frying


PREPARATION METHOD:
  • Wash and soak rice for 10 mins and then drain it. 
  • Soak soya chunks in hot water for 15 minutes.
  • Drain the chunks and put them in cold water.
  • squeeze the chunks out of water and keep aside.
  • Heat 1 tbsp ghee in a heavy bottomed Pan.
  • Fry thinly sliced onions(for garnishing) until golden brown and remove it and keep it aside.
  • Add the remaining Ghee and fry cinnamon, cardamom and cloves together for a minute. 
  • Crush  chopped Garlic and Ginger with Green Chillies .
  • Add this to the pan along with chopped Onion and saute till translucent.
  • Add chopped tomato and saute well.
  • Add chili powder, coriander powder, fennel seed powder, turmeric Powder and garam masala and saute till the raw smell goes.
  • Add Soya chunks, carrot and peas to it.
  • Add ¼ cup water and salt to it and let it cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add mint leaves and cilantro to it and cook for a minute.
  • Add drained rice into it and mix well.
  • Add 4 cups of water, salt(to taste) and mix well.
  • Cover the pan with a lid and let it cook.
  • Remove from fire when the rice is cooked and all water has been absorbed.
  • Garnish the Biryani with fried onion and chopped corriander leaves.

Recommended Combination: Serve hot with Chicken Curry / pickle.

3 comments:

  1. biriyani looks delicious...perfectly done !

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  2. Very yummy delicious n healthy biriyani!!

    Erivum Puliyum

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  3. Looks different...ll try this for sure,,,thnks lakshmi...

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