Friday, 22 June 2012

Soya nuggets Biryani

Needless to say that soya chunks or soya nuggets is very healthy since soyabean is a significant source of protein.I did not know about this recipe until I saw it the other day on some television channel.The best part of this one-pot dish is that you don't need to prepare many other things (except maybe raita) and still its very nutritious ! Doesn't that make a wholesome lunch-box ? :) Try and find out for yourself..

Ingredients -
basmati rice (1 cup)
onion (1 big)
garlic (6-7cloves)
green chillies (3-4)
tomato (1 medium)
garam masala(cardamom,peppercorns,cinnamon,cloves)
red chilly powder
turmeric powder
coriander powder
cumin powder
curd/lemon juice
Nutrela soya nuggets(1/2 cup)
bay leaf(1)

Method -
Wash the soya nuggets and get it to a boil.
After about 5-7min drain the water and squeeze out excess water from the
Marinate the nuggets for about half an hour with the following -curd/lemon juice,salt,red chilly powder,turmeric powder,coriander powder,cumin powder,garam masala powder.
Wash and cook basmati rice with salt,oil(1 tspn),bay leaf,cardamoms,peppercorns and clove.
Drain the water when it is almost done.(Not fully done)
Slice the onions thinly.
Make a paste of ginger,garlic and green chillies.
Prepare the garam masala powder by grinding cardamoms,cloves,cinnamon and
Chop the tomatoes finely.
Heat oil in a non-stick pan.
Put in the onions and let it saute till brownish.
Add the ginger-garlic-chilly paste.
After about a min add the chopped tomatoes and salt as per taste.
Sprinkle in the chilly,turmeric,coriander,cumin and garam masala powders.
Add the marinated soya nuggets and let it cook.
Add some water and cook it till semi-dry.
Once the nuggets are cooked keep it aside.This soya nuggets preparation will also go well with roti.
In the same pan add a layer of cooked rice,then a layer of the nuggets,similarly go on adding the layers of rice and nuggets.
Cover the pan and let it cook for about 2-3min.
Delicious soya nuggets biryani is ready :-)

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