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Soya Chunks Biriyani

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Soya Chunks Biriyani is prepared with soya meat and really it tastes great.


  • 200 g soy chunks soaked in water one hour before cooking
  • 1½ cups of brown rice
  • 1tsp ground ginger and garlic
  • 3 sticks of cinnamon
  • 2 bay leaf
  • 1tsp turmeric
  • 2 Tbsp crushed chilies
  • 1 Tbsp extra special chili powder
  • 2 Tbsp ground Biriyani spice
  • ½ tsp cinnamon powder
  • ½ tsp whole cumin
  • Oil to cover the base of the pot
  • water
  • 1 sprig of curry leaf
  • 1 medium onion
  • 3 medium potatoes
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup black lentils
  • 1/4 cup frozen mixed veg
  • 1 large onion
  • There are different methods of cooking biryanis.


  1. Drain soya chunks from the water.
  2. Add all spices besides whole cinnamon, bay leaf, and whole cumin to the soya chunks.
  3. In your heated pot add oil just to cover the base and your onion and spice to fry.
  4. Add the spiced soya chunks to the oil and let both cook together for a few minutes.
  5. Peel and cut potatoes in halves and add to the soya chunks
  6. In a separate dish add your rice and black lentils to soak for a bit while the soya chunks and potatoes cook.
  7. Rinse rice and lentils about three times and drain
  8. Add rice to soya
  9. Add salt to taste
  10. Then your mixed frozen vegetables
  11. Add water just to cover rice and potatoes, cover and drop the heat to low.
  12. Test the rice is fully cooked and the biryani is ready.
  13. Wait for all liquid to evaporate from the biryani.
  14. Serve with salads

Prepared, tried, and tested by Daphne

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