Sunday, 6 April 2014

Mealmaker Briyani / Soya Briyani

Basmati rice – 300gm
Soya chunks – 1 cup
Sliced Carrot – 1
Green Peas – 1/4 cup
Onion sliced – 150 gm
Tomato sliced – 150 gm
Green chillies - 2
Ginger garlic paste – 1 + 2 tsp
Branded Briyani masala – 2tsp
Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
Yogurt – 3 tbsp
Lime – half
Mint & coriander leaves chopped – each a handful
Oil – 4 tbsp
Ghee – 2 tbsp
Salt – to taste.

Steps to follow:
Rinse and soak the rice for at least  30 minutes.
Soak soya chunks in hot water for 5 minutes and squeeze and drain the water completely.
In a bowl add soya chunks, carrot, green peas, 1 tsp gg paste, yogurt,chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt to taste. Mix well and keep aside.
In a heavy bottomed vessel heat ghee and oil, add sliced onion and sauté till golden brown colour.
Add gg paste and sauté in low flame for a minute, then add briyani masala, stir well. Add sliced  tomato, green chillies, chopped mint and coriander leaves. Mix well and add salt to taste. Close and keep in medium flame until tomatoes cook well.
Then add marinated soya chunks and vegetables, mix well. Add half cup water and cook for 5 minutes.
Then add soaked drained rice, mix well. Then add 1;2 ratio hot water and check the salt.
When rice is cooked completely add lime juice and mix well. Close and let it dum for another 5 minutes in a very low flame. Switch off.

After 10 minutes open, mix gently and serve hot with raitha.

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