Tired of eating plain rice? But can go without eating rice? Love Biryani but are a Vegan? There are plenty of times that we thought of rice as a blessing. It is the only grain which is 98% digestible. So let’s learn today how to make soya veg biryani.

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  • 1 ½ cup Basmati rice
  • 1 cup soaked soya granules
  • 3-4 tbsp. ghee
  • 1-inch cinnamon stick
  • 2-3 green cardamom
  • 3-4 cloves
  • ½ tsp Shahi jeera
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • 3 medium chopped onions
  • 1 tbsp. ginger paste
  • 1 tbsp. garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp. coriander powder
  • 1/4th tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 ½ tbsp. red chilli powder
  • 3-4 chopped large onions
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup green peas
  • 2-3 chopped green chillies
  • 2 tbsp. chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 tsp Garam masala
  • Sliced onions and fried
  • Mint leaves
  • Saffron soaked in 2 tbsp. of milk
  • Wheat flour dough

How to make?

  1.  Heat some ghee in a thick bottomed wok. Add cinnamon, cardamoms, cloves, Shahi jeera and cumin seeds. Roast them till they change colour. Add the chopped onions and sauté.
  2.  Add the ginger paste, garlic paste and 4 tbsp. of water. sauté. Then add coriander powder, turmeric, red chilli powder, and tomatoes. Mix it well and sauté.
  3.  Add salt as per your taste. Add the soya granules, green peas and green chillies. Cover the wok and let it cook.
  4.  Cook some soaked rice in another vessel until they are a 3/4th cook. Add the coriander leaves and Garam masala to soya granules gravy and mix it well.
  5.  Heat the oven to 175 degrees. If possible, take an earthen pot. Put a layer of half cooked rice and then add a layer of soya granules gravy and fried onions, mint leaves, rose petals and saffron.
  6.  Sprinkle some Garam masala. Again put the layer of half cooked rice and then the gravy followed by mint leaves, fried onions, rose petals, saffron, and Garam masala.
  7.  Place the lid on the pot and seal it with the dough. Cook it in the oven for 15 minutes.
  8.  Take the pot out and break the seal. Serve it hot with the raita.
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