Tuesday, October 16, 2012


 1 1/2 cups soya chunks 
 2 cups basmati rice 
 1/2 cup green peas
 1 Onion chopped 
 2 Green chilies, finely chopped 
 1 tbsp Ginger-garlic paste 
 1-2 Tomatoes, chopped 
 1/2 tsp Chili powder 
 1 tsp Coriander powder 
 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder 
 1 tsp Garam masala 
 Salt to taste 
 2-3 tbsp Ghee or oil 
 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds 
 Chopped cilantro and mint, for garnish


Soak Soya chunks in 3 cups of hot water for 30 minutes. Wash and soak basmati rice in water for 30 minutes.Heat ghee in a pressure cooker.

Add cumin seeds and ginger garlic paste. Sauté well.

Then add the onions, green chilies and sauté till onions are soft.

Add chopped tomatoes and stir till tomatoes are soft.

Now, add turmeric, chili, coriander and garam masala powders.

Stir well, till the masala is well sautéed (4-5 minutes).

Drain the soya chunks and rice and add to the masala.Add Green Peas.

Stir and sauté, adding more ghee if required.

Add 3 cups of water and salt. Stir well.

Cover the pressure cooker till 3 whistles 

Garnish chopped cilantro and mint.

Serve hot with pickle and raita.

Soya Biryani is ready.

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