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Saturday, July 26, 2008

Soya Nuggets Biryani and Foodies Meet......

Today we had one more meet.... Check out the pictures and information here .

It was tiring day for me as I had unexpected guests and then rushed to the meet.... I was 20 minutes late ;)

I got Dry Apricots from
Sowmya. That was my SECRET Ingredient ;) so keep watching for the recipes.... ;)

Now to the recipe.............

Soya Nuggets Biryani (Arcot style)

Biryani is a recipe which is loved by everyone. I always try different styles so that I can get the best taste. While I was searching for one, I got
this. But it was cooked with meat, I used Soya nuggets. It was very tasty and guess it would have been more tasty with meat.

Thanks to
Malar for her recipe. Do visit her blog.... she has huge collection of recipes.

So now to my recipe with few minor changes.

Cinnamon sticks - 2, small sticks
Cloves - 5
Cardamom pods - 4
Bay leaves - 2
Aniseed - 1
Green chillies - 6-8, cut lengthwise (adjust according to spicy required)
Onion - 1, big, chopped
Tomatoes - 1, big, chopped
Ginger-garlic paste - 1 tablespoon
Coriander leaves - few
Rice - 2 cups
Soya nuggets - 1 cup
Red chilli powder - 1-2 teaspoons
Cashew nuts - few
Salt to taste
Ghee - 2 tablespoons
Oil - 2 tablespoons

Boil 2 cups of water with little salt. Add soya nuggets to it and allow it to boil for 5-10 minutes.

Allow it to cool, wash them in cool water twice, drain water and keep aside.

Heat ghee in the pressure cooker and fry cashews in it until they are golden brown, remove them and keep aside.

Add oil to it and once it is hot, add cinnamon, cardamom, bay leaves, cloves, aniseed and fry for 2 minutes.

Then add green chillies, chopped onions and fry them until they golden brown.

Add ginger-garlic paste, fry them until raw smell goes off. Add chopped tomatoes and fry for 5 minutes.

Then add soya nuggets, chilli powder, washed rice and fry for 5 minutes. Add salt it to it, 4 cups of water and mix well.

Close the pressure cooker and cook until 3 whistles. Do not open the lid immediately, wait until the cooker releases all pressure.

Once it is ready, garnish with roasted cashew nuts and chopped coriander leaves.

Serve hot with Onion raita.

Cooking time - 45 minutes
Serves 3-4 persons


notyet100 said...

waitin for ur post,..really enjoyd lotz..ur murukku were delicious...

Priti said...

hehhe...Gud to meet U all..

notyet100 said...

biryani always taste greta whtever its prepared,.my fav is andhra style,..ur version is new and looks good,..someday willtry fro sure,..btw,..i really liked the doll lotz..its so so attractive,..hve kept it on tvcabinet and whenever i amlookin at it ,..i am reminded of u....thnks again for this sweet nd cute..gonna cherish forever,..

Cham said...

I love soya biry, it looks yummy, hope u had a blast today :)

notyet100 said...

ya was awake,..was bloghoppin,..:-)gng to sleep now...ceeya kal...

Divya Vikram said...

Hope u gals had a great time..Different recipe..

SriLekha said...

hwere is murukku for me? soya nuggets briyani is new for me.. i don't love the smell of soya nuggets but my hubby loves it.. will try ur recipe for him...

then how was ur meet? hope u all enjoyed a lot... lot of buddies joined this time.. that's great... keep it up!


loved the biryani .. soo healthy .. good to knw that you guys had a blast

sowmya said...

the biryani looks yumm..yes we had a nice time at the meet..eagrly waiting for the recipe!!!!!

Sangeeth said...

This recipe is good...soy is high is protein...why dont u send it to eat healthy protein rich contest?

Ramya Bala said...

Hope you gals enjoyed a lot and one more biriyani for me to try..thanks for sharing

Priti said...

Briyani looking delicious..It was relly gud to meet U and everyone...Muruk was yummy and the doll looking so cool as I told you before...looking forward for next meet

Sujatha said...

looks very good vani! My hubby is a vegetarian.. I am sure he will like this briyani.. bookmarked..

Illatharasi said...

Thanks Priyanka:) I am blushing by your nice words!

Thanks Priti, the doll looks like you ;) he he he

Thanks Cham, we had a blast today, so much fun:)

Thanks Divya, wish to meet all my blogger friends.... me too selfish.. ah ;)

Sri, murruku is on its way following the icecream ;) Boil nuggets for 10 minutes in water an try... it would be gud.

Thanks VP, it was a blast:)

Thanks Sowmi:)

Thanks Sangeeth, left a comment on your blog. will send this 2mrw:)

Thanks Ramya, try and let me know how it was:)

Thanks Sujatha, try this, he would love it:)