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Soya Granules Biryani  Recipe

Tasty and healthy biryani with soya granules.

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Preparation Time : 21-25 minutes

Cooking time : 31-40 minutes

Servings : 4

Soya Granules Biryani

Main Ingredients

Basmati rice, Soya granules





Level Of Cooking



  • Basmati rice
    1 1/2 cups
  • Soya granules soaked in one cup milk
    1 cup
  • Ghee
    3-4 tablespoons
  • Cinnamon
    1 inch stick
  • Green cardamoms
  • Cloves
  • Caraway seeds (shahi jeera)
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Cumin seeds
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Onions chopped
    3 medium
  • Ginger paste
    1 tablespoon
  • Garlic paste
    1 tablespoon
  • Coriander powder
    1 tablespoon
  • Turmeric powder
    1/4 teaspoon
  • Red chilli powder
    1 1/2 tablespoons
  • Tomatoes chopped
    3-4 large
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Green peas parboiled
    1 cup
  • Green chillies chopped
  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped
    2 tablespoons
  • Garam masala powder
    1 teaspoon
  • Onions sliced and fried
    2-3 medium
  • Fresh mint leaves
    for garnish
  • Rose petals
    a few
  • Saffron (kesar) soaked in 2 tablespoons of milk
    a few strands
  • Wheat flour dough to seal
    as required


Step 1

Heat ghee in a thick-bottomed pan, add cinnamon, cardamoms, cloves, caraway seeds, and cumin seeds. When they begin to change colour, add chopped onions and continue to sauté.

Step 2

Add ginger paste, garlic paste and a little water to onions and continue to sauté. Add coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and tomatoes. Mix and sauté.

Step 3

Add salt and mix. Add soaked soya granules, green peas and green chillies. Cover and cook.

Step 4

Boil soaked rice till three fourth done. Drain. Add chopped coriander leaves and half a teaspoon of garam masala powder to the soya granules gravy and mix well.

Step 5

Preheat the oven to 175°C. Take an earthenware pot (mitti ki handi). Put a layer of half the parboiled rice over which layer half the fried onions, mint leaves, rose petals and saffron dissolved in milk.

Step 6

Sprinkle some garam masala powder and pour the soya granules in gravy.

Step 7

Again put layers of the remaining rice, fried onions, mint leaves, rose petals, saffron milk and garam masala powder.

Step 8

Place the lid on the pot and seal the edges with dough. Cook in the oven at 175°C for fifteen minutes.

Step 9

Break open the dough seal and serve hot with a raita of your choice.

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