Soya Chunk Biryani - Easy Lunch Box Recipe

Soya Chunks Biryani

recipe of 'Soya Chunks Biryani' recipe has wholesome flavors and taste, so raitha or even plain curd has been its best companion.
Course Lunch
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 567kcal
Author Sujatha Muralidhar



  • 2 Cups Basmati Rice
  • ½ Cup Soya Chunks
  • ½ Cup Green Peas
  • ¼ Cup Carrot Chopped
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Tomato
  • 2 tsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 1 stalk Mint leaves
  • ½ Cup Yogurt / curd
  • 1 tsp Red Chili Powder
  • ½ tsp Coriander Powder
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • ¼ tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp Salt or as required

Ingredients For Seasoning:

  • 1 tsp Butter
  • 4-5 tbsp Cooking Oil
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 inch Cinnamon
  • 4 Cloves


  • Soak Basmati rice for about 20 min, in the mean time wash and clean green peas, chop carrots.
  • Chop onion and tomato, make ginger garlic paste, if you have read made ginger garlic paste, you can also use that.
  • Prepare soya chunks are per company's directions, I boiled it for 10 min. Run through water, drain, squeeze and keep it aside. In a heavy bottomed pan, add butter plus oil, this 1 tsp of butter brings out beautiful wholesome flavor to biryani, but if you are a health freak, you can avoid it from adding.
  • To the oil, add cinnamon, cloves and bay leaf. Once they became golden brown, add chopped onion, saute till they becomes transulent, in medium flame add ginger, garlic paste..saute for a minute, then add chopped tomato, saute till tomatoes becomes mushy. Add green peas, chopped carrots and squeezed soya chunks.
  • From the earlier step, you might have arrived at thick paste with traces of onion and tomato chunks. Now slower the flame, add chili powder, coriander powder, garam masala, turmeric powder and saute for a minute. The  Make sure nothing should get burnt anywhere in this recipe, keep stirring when needed. Add mint, curd and stir if further for another couple of minutes.
  • In high flame, add 3½ cups of water(or as required), add salt and test the taste of the Biryani here. When the water started boiling add washed basmati rice.
  • Cook it on high flame for 5 minutes and simmer the flame , cover the lid and cook it another 10 minutes.


Calories: 567kcal | Carbohydrates: 86g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 631mg | Potassium: 349mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1995IU | Vitamin C: 13.9mg | Calcium: 117mg | Iron: 2.6mg