Soya Chunks Biryani

post modified on August 21

Written by Puja

soya biryani

Usually people don’t like the taste of Soya nuggets, which is actually a very healthy and very rich in protein.  Soyabean is considered as a strong defender for heart disease, cholesterol and high blood pressure. So today I am presenting a very different way of making soyabean biryani recipe.And I am sure after having this biryani once,  you are not going to say that you do not want soyabean.


  • Soya Chunks – 3 cups cooked
  • Basmati Rice – 2 cups
  • Onion – 3 large thinly sliced
  • Onion -2 large for deep frying
  • Corn flour-1 tsp
  • Ginger Garlic Paste – 2 tblspn
  • Tomatoes – 5 large chopped
  • Green Chilli – 3 (slit )
  • Mint Leaves – ½  cup
  • Coriander leaves / Cilantro – ½  cup
  • Curd – 1 cup
  • Chilli powder – 2 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder  – 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil-3 to 4 tsp
  • Butter or Ghee – 2 tblspn
  • Biryani masala-4 tsp

Whole Spices:

  • Cinnamon – 1 small stick
  • Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
  • Star Anise – 1 piece
  • Cardamom – 4
  • Cloves  – 4
  • Bay Leaf – 1


  • Wash basmati rice and soak it for 30 minute. Drain and set aside till use.
  • Heat  butter and  oil in a vessel. Add all wholes spices in the list and saute for 1 minute.
  • Add onions and green chilli and saute till golden brown. Add ginger garlic paste and saute for a min.
  • Add tomatoes and cook till tomatoes gets mashed.
  • Add coriander leaves and mint leaves and mix well.
  • Add biryani masala and mix well ,cook until the masala leaves oil.
  • Add curd, chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt , kasturi methi ,ghee mix well.
  • Add cooked soya chunks and soaked drained rice and mix well.
  • Pour 3 cups of water and and cover the vessel for 5 minutes and then uncover , stir once and then let it cook without cover untill the rice is well cooked and absorbed all the water.
  • Mix some onion in the cornflour and deep fry the onions till golden brown. Mix this fried onions over the rice and mix gently.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with coriander mixed with mint chutney or Raita.

You can read the biryani masala recipe in this post

Photograph Courtesy by  code_martial’s

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