Soya Chunks Biriyani | Meal Maker Rice in Pressure Cooker

  • Yield: 1
  • Servings: 5
  • Prep Time: 25m
  • Cook Time: 45m
  • Ready In: 45m

Biriyani is the all time favorite dish of we Indians. Biriyani will be there in most of the Indian homes weekend menu. I have posted many kinds of biriyani recipes like Chicken Biriyani,Special Malabar Dum Biriyani,Egg Biriyani and Fish Biriyani. This time I made a special biriyani with Soya chunks/Meal maker.

As you all know well about the health benefits of soya chunks. It is the power pack of protein and is very good for kids. Soya chunks are quick and easy to cook. Amazingly soya chunks have protein content equal to that of the meat and contain no fat. They are nutritious meat extender made from defatted soy flour, a by-product of extracting soybean oil.
The protein or any other nutrient in granules and chunks is not lost on washing them or by throwing away the water in which they are soaked.

Some delicious soya chunks dishes :
Soya chunks Burger
Soya keema paratha
Soya chunks fried rice
Soya chunks manchurian

Soya keema masala

soya manchurian dry with aloo

Please check out the step by step description of the Soya Chunks Biriyani with images and don’t forget to post your comments and feedback.

How to make Soya Chunka Biriyani?


Marinade for soya chunks

  • 1 TS of Ginger garlic paste
  • 3 S of Cornflour
  • 1 S of Chilli powder
  • 1 S of Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 S of Garam masala/Chicken masala
  • Salt as required

1/2 kg of Rice(Basmati,Jeerakashala,sona masoori etc…)
1/2 kg of Meal maker/Soya chunks
1/2 kg of Onion
1/4 kg of Tomato
1 tbsp. of Ginger garlic paste
2 spn. of Chilli powder
1 spn. of Coriander powder
1 spn. of Turmeric powder
3/4 spn. of Garam Masala
1 cup of Coconut milk
A handful of Coriander leaves
A handful of Mint leaves


Step 01

Boil water in a vessel.When it starts to boil,add chunks. Switch off the flame. Keep aside for1-2 min. Drain the water and squeeze all the water from the soya.(Step by step photos for How to prepare soya chunks for recipe

Step 02

Marinate the chunks with ginger garlic paste,chilli powder,turmeric powder,chicken masala/garam masala,salt and corn flour. marinate for 1/2 hour.
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Step 05

Deep fry chunks till golden brown color.keep aside
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soya chunks

Step 01

Wash rice and soak in water for 15 minutes. Drain it and keep aside

Step 02

Heat oil in a thick bottomed pan.

Step 03

Add the cinnamon, cardamoms and cloves and saute for one minute.

Step 04

Add 4 TS of ginger garlic paste.Saute well till the raw smell goes off.

Step 05

Add sliced onion.Add little salt and saute well.

Step 06

Add tomatoes and fry till it get mushy. Add all the spices. Saute for 2-3 minutes.

Step 07

Add coriander leaves and mint leaves.

Step 08

Add fried soya chunks and mix well.

Step 09

Add soaked rice and mix well. Add salt.1/6 spn. of garam masala,lemon juice and water (for 1 glass of rice I took 1 1/2 glass of water).

Step 10

cover lid and pressure cook till 2 whistle in medium flame. Open cooker only after the pressure has gone completely. Serve hot. IF you want you can garnish with roasted onion,nuts and raisins.

Please check out other Biryani Recipes

1.Pressure Cooker Mutton Biryani
2.Mushroom Biryani
3.Chicken Biryani
4.Fish Biryani
5.Egg Biryani
6.Malabar Chicken Biryani

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