How to make Soya Nugget Biryani - SK Khazana -

Flavourful and nutritious too – this biryani can be included in any banquet menu

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Soya nuggets (सोया नगट), Basmati rice (बासमती चावल)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Rice

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Soya Nugget Biryani - SK Khazana

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With the recognition of being an important commercial pulse of the world, soya beans are coming into many kitchens around the world. Soya beans are said to control blood sugar levels, lower cholesterol, regulate the bowels and relieve constipation. Besides the popular tofu or beancurd, the beans are also fermented and used to make flavouring pastes and condiments, notably the Japanese soy sauce or shoyu and miso and the Indonesian tempeh.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 41-50 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Soya Nugget Biryani - SK Khazana Recipe

  • Soya nuggets boiled 2 cups

  • Basmati rice parboiled 1 1/2 cups

  • Ghee 4 tablespo teaspoons

  • Bay leaves 2

  • Cinnamon 2 one-inch Stick

  • Green cardamoms 4

  • Black caramom 1

  • Black peppercorns 4-5

  • Cloves 3-4

  • Caraway seeds (shahi jeera) 1 teaspoon

  • Green chilli choipped 1

  • Medium onions sliced 2

  • Garlic paste 1 tablespoon

  • Medium tomato roughly chopped 1

  • Fresh tomato puree 1 cup

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 glass

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • Biryani masala 1 tablespoon

  • Fried onions 1/4 cup + to garnish

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1/4 bunch tablespoons

  • Fresh mint leaves chopped 1/4 bunch

  • Salt to taste

  • Saffron soaked in 2 tablespoons milk a few strands

  • Green chillies slit 2

  • Raita to serve


Step 1

Heat 3-4 tbsps ghee in a deep non-stick pan, add bay leaves, cinnamon sticks, green cardamoms, black cardamom, black peppercorns, cloves and caraway seeds and green chilli. Sauté till seeds change colour.

Step 2

Add onions and sauté till it turns golden brown. Add garlic paste and sauté for a minute. Add tomato and tomato puree and sauté for a minute. Cover and cook on medium heat till tomato turns pulpy and oil separates.

Step 3

Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder and biryani masala powder, mix well and sauté for 1-2 minutes. Add ¼ cup fried onions, ¼ cup coriander leaves and mint leaves and mix well.

Step 4

Add soya nuggets and salt, mix well. Add a little water and mix well. Cover and cook till oil separates.

Step 5

Spread cooked rice evenly over the soya nugget mixture and drizzle saffron milk. Add remaining coriander leaves, remaining fried onions, slit green chillies and remaining ghee. Cover and cook on dum for 15-20 minutes on low heat.

Step 6

Transfer into a serving bowl, garnish with fried onions and serve hot with raita.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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