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Soya Chunks Keema Briyani

Soya chunks keema briyani
Always Soya Chunks has been a special ingredient in my kitchen. Tried out this Soya Chunks Keema Briyani, out of my own innovation for one of my vegetarian friends and she was impressed. So here comes the recipe.. Also have a look into some other Soya chunks rice recipes such as  

soya chunks keema briyani

Recipe For : 2

Preparation Time : 40 minutes


Briyani Rice              - 1 cup
Soya Chunks             - 1/4 cup
Big Onion                  - 2
Tomato                      - 2
Ginger-Garlic paste   - 2 tbsp
Green Chili                - 1
Curd                           - 3 tbsp
Salt                             - As required
Turmeric Powder       - 1/4 tsp
Chili Powder              - 1/2 tsp
Coriander Leaves       - few
Mint Leaves                - few


  • Soak soya chunks in hot water for 10 minutes. After that squeeze out excess water. This is done to soften soya chunks. Coarsely grind soya chunks without adding water to make keema out of it.
  • Chop Big onion lengthwise. Slit green chili. Chop finely tomatoes. Wash rice with water. I used Seeraga Samba rice for this briyani. You can use also Basmati rice. 
  • Heat oil in a cooker. Add whole garam masala to it. Whole garam masala includes cinnamon stick, cloves, star aniseeds , green cardamom and bay leaf.
  • Saute for a minute and then add chopped onions and green chili.
  • After the onions turn translucent, add Ginger-Garlic paste.
  • Saute till raw flavor goes off, and then add chopped tomatoes. 
  • After tomato is cooked, add salt, turmeric powder, chili powder and curd.
  • Mix everything well. Add 2 cups of water. When the water boils, add rice, coriander leaves, mint leaves and cook for a whistle.
  • Your tasty briyani is ready. Enjoy it with Raita!!