Soya Chunks Biryani-Meal Maker Biryani recipe
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Soya Chunks Biryani-Meal Maker Biryani recipe

Soya Chunks Biryani- Meal Maker Biryani recipe
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Tamilnadu cuisine
Servings: 3 servings
Author: Jinoo Jayakrishnan
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  • 1 cup jeeraga samba rice or basmati rice
  • 2 medium onion - finely chopped
  • 1 large tomato - pureed
  • 1 handful mint+coriander leaves - finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp ginger garlic green chilli paste - 2 green chilli+ 1 inch ginger+4 cloves garlic
  • 1/8 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • salt to taste

For tempering

  • 1 large bay leaf
  • 1/4 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick
  • 2 no cloves
  • 2 no cardamom
  • a small stone flower - optional


  • Soak the Basmati rice or seeraga samba rice in water for 30 min.
  • Soak the soya chunks in warm water for 10 min. Squeeze out the water and chop them to pieces.
  • Heat oil and drop in all the spices for tempering (bay leaf, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, stone flower, fennel and cumin seeds)
  • Add finely chopped onions and fry for a minute.
  • Add the ginger+garlic+green chilli paste and mix well.
  • Add the tomato puree and mix again
  • put in all the spice powders (red chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala), coriander chopped and mint leaves chopped and salt
  • Once it gets mixed well and started boiling, add the chopped soya chunks.
  • Now add the required water. water to be added is 1:2 in ratio (1 cup rice equals 2 cups water)
  • Add soaked rice and mix well. check the seasoning.
  • Close and cook in medium flame until rice is completely done. Open and fluff it up. Adding ghee is optional.