Healthy vegetarian biryani (soya chunks biryani)

Main Dish
2 servings
18 min
35 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 2
Rice- 200 g (1 cup)

Soya Chunks (Nutrela brand is famous)- 15

Red chilli powder- 1-2 teaspoon

Ginger- garlic paste- 1 teaspoon

Pudina- chilli paste- 1 tbsp

(Paste made from ½ bowl of mint leaves and 1 green chilli)

Mint leaves- 8

Curd- ½ cup

Saffron (optional)- 6 to 7 strands soaked in ½ cup - milk

Oil or Ghee to fry

Water- 2 cups

Biryani masala 2 teaspoon

Quick Biryani Mix (2 Cardamom, ½ inch cinnamon,3 black pepper, 2 cloves powdered), 1 small bay leaf, ¼ teaspoon coriander powder, ½ teaspoon red chilli powder)

Salt- to taste


  • Wash rice rice well, strain and leave for atleast half to one hour before cooking. Heat 2 cups of water. Remove from heat.
  • Add 1 teaspoon salt and red chilli powder. Immerse the soya chunks and leave for atleast 20 minutes. Take out squeeze and put in again for 10 minutes.
  • Squeeze out water, taking care not to break any and leave aside.
  • Slice onions into thin slices. Fry one onion till golden brown and crisp to garnish. Keep aside.
  • Wash the mint leaves. Heat ghee in the pressure cooker. Add the other sliced onion and fry till brown. Add ginger- garlic paste and fry till slightly brown. Add soya chunks.
  • Add the rice and fry till grains separate and turn slightly brown. Now, add pudina paste,leaves, curd, salt and biryani masala. Stir well. Add the saffron mix.
  • Add the water and cook for 2 to 3 whistles. Garnish with fried onion. Serve hot with Mushroom Malai Curry or Boondi Raita.


Healthy vegetarian Biryani (Soya Chunks Biryani), photo 1
Healthy vegetarian Biryani (Soya Chunks Biryani), photo 2


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