Instant Pot Soya Chunks Biryani

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Instant Pot Soya Chunks Biryani

Soya Chunks are rich of Fiber and Protein along with Carbohydrates.

This great soya chunks biryani is a one pot dish perfect for all occasions.

I have prepared this dish in my electric pressure cooker, Instant Pot DUO60 6 QT

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You can also try my other INSTANT POT recipes like

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Instant Pot Soya Chunks Biryani
Serves 2
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
6 min
Total Time
16 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
6 min
Total Time
16 min
Ingredients
  1. measuring cup used ,1 cup = 250 ml
  2. 1 cup,Basmati rice(long grain rice)
  3. 1 cup Soya Chunks/granules( i used nutrela brand,available in indian grocery store)
  4. 1 teaspoon ,Cumin/Jeera Seeds
  5. 1 large,Sliced Onion
  6. 1 tablespoon,Ginger-Garlic paste
  7. 2 Slit Green Chilly
  8. 1 large, Tomato Finely Chopped
  9. 1 teaspoon ,Biryani Masala Powder
  10. 1 teaspoon ,Garam Masala Powder
  11. 1/4 teaspoon ,Turmeric Powder
  12. Salt to Taste
  13. 2 Tablespoon, Yogurt/Curd
  14. 2 tablespoon, cooking oil / Ghee(clarified butter)
  15. 1.5 cups water
  16. 2,bayleaf
  17. 2,cloves
  18. 2,cardamom
  19. 1 inch,cinnamon
  20. salt
INSTANT POT METHOD
  1. Take some Hot Water in a bowl and add salt. Take 1 Cup of Soya Chunks and Soak it in the hot water for 15 minutes.Keep aside.
  2. Press SAUTE mode on Instant Pot. Add oil or ghee and once it's hot add Bay leaf,whole spices,Jeera/Cumin,green chilly. Saute for 30 secs.
  3. Add sliced onions,ginger-garlic paste.Saute for 2-3 minutes until they turn soft and light brown in color - stir regularly.
  4. Then add Mint leaves,tomatoes ,cook till tomatoes are soft.
  5. Add yogurt/curd,turmeric powder,biryani powder,garam masala and give a quick stir.
  6. Add soaked soya chunks(squeeze excess water) and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  7. Keep stirring else masala paste may get burnt.
  8. Add washed Basmati Rice,water,salt and give a stir .
  9. Press CANCEL button on Instant Pot.
  10. Close the lid on the pot, and turn valve from VENTING to SEALING position.
  11. Set the pot to MANUAL/PRESSURE COOK (High Pressure) and set timer to 6 minutes
  12. After Pot beeps,wait for NATURAL PRESSURE RELEASE(NPR). (Wait until silver button on lid drops).BE CAREFUL OF THE HOT STEAM
  13. Remove lid away from you,garnish with Cilantro.
  14. Soya Biryani is ready.Serve with Raita or plain yogurt.
INDIAN PRESSURE COOKER METHOD
  1. Take some Hot Water in a bowl and add salt. Take 1 Cup of Soya Chunks and Soak it in the hot water for 15 minutes.Keep aside.
  2. In a Pressure cooker heat oil or ghee and once it's hot add Bay leaf,whole spices,Jeera/Cumin,green chilly. Saute for 30 secs.
  3. Add sliced onions,ginger-garlic paste. Saute for 2-3 minutes until they turn soft and light brown in color - stir regularly.
  4. Then add Mint leaves,tomatoes ,cook till tomatoes are soft.
  5. Add yogurt/curd,turmeric powder,biryani powder,garam masala and give a quick stir.
  6. Add soaked soya chunks(squeeze excess water) and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  7. Keep stirring else masala paste may get burnt.
  8. Add washed Basmati Rice,water,salt and give a stir .
  9. Cover the cooker with lid and cook for two whistles on medium flame.
  10. After 10 mins Fluff up the rice gently.garnish with coriander leaves.
  11. Soya Biryani is ready.Serve with Raita or plain yogurt.
Notes
  1. 1.Vegans can skip ghee and use any kind of vegetable oil.
  2. 2.Vegans can skip yogurt and add juice of half lemon.
  3. 3.You can use any vegetables of your choice like green peas,carrot,green beans along with soya chunks.
  4. 4.You can increase or decrease spice accordingly.
  5. 5.You can also do a Quick Release(QR) once the Pot beeps if you less time.
  6. 6.You can also Mix together soya nuggets,water and salt in a bowl and cook in the microwave for 2-3 minutes to save more time.
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