Ashwani Soya Chunk Biryani is a delicious and healthy twist on the traditional biryani recipe. This dish is made with soya chunks, a meat substitute made from soybeans, which are a great source of protein and other nutrients. The recipe is quite simple and can be prepared in less than an hour.
- 1 cup Ashwani soya chunks
- 1 cup basmati rice
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 1 tomato, finely chopped
- 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
- 1 tsp cumin powder
- 1 tsp coriander powder
- 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
- 1/2 tsp red chili powder
- Salt, to taste
- 2 cups water
- 2 tbsp oil
- 1 tsp ghee
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 2 cloves
- 2 cardamom pods
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
- Start by soaking Ashwani soya chunks in hot water for 10 minutes. Drain and squeeze out the excess water.
- In a pan, heat oil and add bay leaf, cinnamon stick, cloves and cardamom pods.
- Once the spices start sizzling, add finely chopped onions and fry until they turn golden brown.
- Once the onion is cooked, add ginger-garlic paste and fry for a minute.
- Add tomatoes to the pan and cook until they become soft and mushy.
- Add cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, and red chili powder. Stir well to ensure that the spices are evenly distributed.
- Add Ashwani soya chunks and stir well.
- Add salt and 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil.
- Add basmati rice and stir well. Reduce the heat to low and cover the pan.
- Cook on low flame for 18-20 minutes or until the rice is fully cooked.
- Once done, add ghee and mix well.
- Garnish with cilantro and serve hot.
This biryani recipe is a perfect meal for vegetarians, vegans and those who want to include more plant-based protein in their diet. The soya chunks give the biryani a meaty texture and a rich flavor. This dish is best served with raita or chutney. Enjoy your tasty and nutritious Ashwani Soya Chunk Biryani!