Paneer Soya Biryani
Updated: Sep 19
This paneer and soya chunks biryani is a is perfect for a midday meal or a snack. The biryani calls for cottage cheese (paneer) and soya chunks to make it a great vegetarian choice for non-meat eaters.
Cuisine: Indian. Course: Main Serves: 4
Prep Time: 30 Min Cook Time: 40 Min Total Time: 70 min.
Nutritional Info: Serving Size: 170g
Calories: 258 Carbs: 43g. Fat: 4g. Protein: 12g
Boiling Soya Chunks:
6 Cups Water
1 Teaspoon Oil
1/2 Cup Soya Chunks
2.5 Cups Basmati Rice
1 Tablespoon Ghee
1 Teaspoon Shajeera
2 Bay Leaves
3 Sticks Cinnamon
1 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Cup Curd
1/3 Cup Cream
1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
1 Teaspoon Coriander Powder
1 Teaspoon Jeera Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Garam Masala
2 Tablespoon Red Chili Powder
1 Tablespoon Kasuri Methi
1 Tablespoon Biryani Powder
1 Tablespoon Salt
1 Yellow Capsicum
250 Grams Paneer
2 Tablespoon Ghee
Take 2.5 cups of basmati rice & soak for 30 minutes.
Boil 6 Cups water & add 1 teaspoon oil, add 1/2 cup soya chunks & take it aside once cooked.
In the same water, add 1 tablespoon ghee, 1 teaspoon Shah Jeera, 4 cardamom, 4 cloves, 2 bay leaves, 3 sticks cinnamon, 1 teaspoon salt, coriander leaves, mint leaves, and add 2.5 cups basmati rice.
Cook up to rice is 80% done and let it cool down.
In a bowl, add 1/2 cup curd, 1/3 cup cream, 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder, 1 teaspoon coriander powder, 1 teaspoon Jeera powder, 1/2 teaspoon garam masala, 2 tablespoons red chili powder, 1 tablespoon Kasuri methi, 1 tablespoon biryani powder, 1 tablespoon salt and mix well.
Add chopped pudina, 1 yellow capsicum chopped, 250 grams paneer cubes and mix well.
Add cooked soya chunks & mix well. Marinate it for 1 hour.
In a pan, heat 2 tablespoon ghee, add marinated soya chunks & paneer.
Cook until the oil oozes out & stir occasionally.
Once the gravy is cooked, take half of it aside.
Simmer the stove & start the layering. In the second layer, add the rest of the gravy. In the next layer, add the rest of the rice.
Add food color, add fried onions, 2 tablespoons butter.
Cover it with the foil & cook for 20 minutes on medium flame.
After 20 minutes, remove the foil & mix slightly & add mint Leaves
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