Friday, March 22, 2013

Soya Biryani: A Complete Meal

On a daily basis we Bengalis love to have rice and that’s why some time want to do some variation so that it tastes different. It’s really a difficult task for me to give him a complete meal. I prefer to make some different rice for his lunch. Today I prepared some SOYA BIRYANI, soybean is full of protein. And with rice it’s become a complete meal. 

He liked it so much and I think this one is perfect for kid’s lunch box too. This kind of a meal always perfect for those who don’t have time to have food during in the office time. Hope you all like the recipe and definitely try this at home.

Preparation time: 10 mints.
Cooking time: 15 to 20 mints.

1.Basmati Rice: 1 cup.
2.Soya chunk : 15 to 20 pieces.
3.One medium sliced onion.
4.One small half chopped tomato.
5.Five to six pieces of potato (cut it in straight wise).
6.Chopped coriander leaves and chopped meant leaves: A Hands full.
7.Two split green chilies.
8.One tea spoon ginger and garlic paste.
9.Half tea spoon red chili powder, Half tea spoon coriander powder.
10. Whole garam masala: cardamom:2, Cinnamon stick :1, Bay leave: 1. clove: 2, Jayitri: a small pieces, Shah jeera : a pinch of.
11.One table spoon curd.
12.Salt and sugar as per taste.
13.Sunflower oil for cooking.
For biryani masala:
Cardamom:2, Cinnamon stick :1. Clove: 2, Jayitri: a small piece. Star anise:1, Black pepper: 8 to 10. Two dry red chili. Dry roast all of them and grind them.


Wash and soak the rice. Boiled the soya chunks till it become soft now marinate the soya chunks with some salt and red chili powder.

Now fry the marinated soya chunks in some oil till they turn little brown and keep it aside.

Now take one wide pan and add all whole garam masala and stir for some time now add the potato pieces and fry for some time. Next add the sliced onion and chopped tomatoes. Cook for some time.

Now add the ginger garlic paste and stir for some time.

Now add the chopped coriander and meant leaves and mix well.

Now add the red chili powder, coriander powder and biryani masala with some salt and sugar and mix well.

Now add the fried soychunks and the curd and stir for some time. Now add the rice and mix well with masala.

Finally add some water and cook till the rice cooked (after adding the water just check the salt and sugar). 

Serve hot with Raita or Any curry of your choice.