Soya chunks vegetarian biryani, a great package of proteins and health benefits. Soya chunks are usually called with names like meal maker or milmaker. One of the great features of the soya chunks is it can easily absorb any flavor when it is cooked. Meal maker doesn’t have any taste and odour. I have used green peas for making this milmaker biryani. There are lots of dishes made with soya chunks which are well popular in all over the world like soya chunks birynai, soya chunks fry, soya chunks curry, meal maker gravy, meal maker dal etc. Some use milmaker for stuffing in cutlets. It is so easy to prepare any food item with soya chunks. Whatever the spices that you add in preparations will definitely touches your tongue while biting the chunks.
Today I would like to introduce one of those soya chunks item called soya chunks biryani a complete vegetarian rice dish. Adding of little mint and coriander leaves gives a nice fragrance to the biryani. You can also try cooking this meal maker biryani in pressure cooker. Try using soya chunks for making soya chunks soup. I have listed the recipe in two steps 1) preparation process 2) cooking process. Go through the recipe and enjoy eating this healthy vegetarian biriyani with green peas and soya chunks. Here you are with HOW TO MAKE soya chunks biryani / meal maker biryani / milmaker biryani for veggies.
Soya chunks vegetarian biryani
Preparation time: 10mins
Cooking time: 30mins
- Soya chunks (Milmaker / Meal maker) = 2 cups
- Basmathi rice or normal rice – 2 cups
- Onions – 2
- Green chilies – 4
- Green peas – ½ cup
- Garam masala powder – 1 ½ tbsp
- Oil – 6tbsp
- Turmeric – 1 pinch
- Red chili powder – ½ tbsp
- Ginger garlic paste – 1 ½ tbsp
- Coriander leaves
- Mint Leaves
- Cinnamon stick – 1
- Cloves – 4
- Cardamom seeds – 2
- Salt (required)
How to Make
Step 1: Take a bowl with water and soak the green peas before 12hours. (If fresh green peas means no need of soaking you can add directly).
Step 2: Wash the rice and soak it in water for 10 mins before preparing the soya chunks biryani.
Step 3: Chop the onions and green chilies.
Step 4: Wash the mint leaves and coriander leaves in separate bowl containing water.
Step 5: Make the ginger garlic paste with ginger and garlic cloves. Add them into a jar and grind it into a fine paste.
Step 6: Take a vessel on stove and fill half with water. Give a light flame.
Step 7: Boil the water and turn off the flame.
Step 8: Add soya chunks into this warm water. Leave the soya chunks in the warm water for 5 mins and throw the water down.
Step 9: Add cold water into the soya chunks vessel. Start squeezing the soya chunks with your fingures by taking the chunks into hand.
Step 10: Repeat this process for 2 times. Let the soya chunks get dry. Keep this a side.
Step 11: Now a take a cooking vessel on stove. Give a medium flame.
Step 12: Add oil to the vessel and heat it.
Step 13: After oil getting hot add cinnamon stick, cardamom seeds and cloves to the oil.
Step 14: Leave the spices in oil till sizzling. Now add chopped onions and green chilies to it.
Step 15: Fry it for 2mins and add ginger garlic paste. Fry it for 1min.
Step 16: Now add the soaked green peas (or) fresh green peas to the frying onions.
Step 17: Fry it for 2mins.
Step 18: Now add soya chunks or milmaker or meal maker to the vessel. If you have big soya chunks you can cut them into two halfs and add it.
Step 19: Add garam masala powder, red chili powder, salt and turmeric to the soya chunks.
Step 20: Put some mint leaves and half coriander leaves also.
Step 21: Mix all the ingredients nicely. Cook it for 5 mins.
Step 22: Now add 4 cups of water to the milmaker or soya chunks mixture.
Step 23: Mix it well and cover the vessel with lid.
Step 24: The Soya chunks or meal maker will get boil in the water and also the green peas will become smooth.
Step 25: After 5 mins drain the soaked rice and add the rice to the vessel.
Step 26: Check the salt if required add. Mix it well the mixture along with rice.
Step 27: Cover the cooking vessel with lid and cook the biryani for 15mins in low flame (cover the lid with any tight cloth so that the vapour doesn’t goes out from lid and the flavors completely absorbs to rice).
Step 28: Open the lid of the vessel after 15mins you can see the biryani is well cooked. Garnish it with coriander leaves.
Step 29: Then turf off the flame and collect the meal maker biryani or soya chunk biryani or milmaker biriyani into a serving plate.
Tasty and little spicy soya chunks vegetarian biryani is ready to eat.
Eating of meal maker lowers the cholesterol levels, reduces risk of osteoporosi, slows down blood pressure, prevents heart diseases and controls weight. Cooking of soya chunks won’t take much time. These contain protein content equal to that of meat. Nearly 3.5 ounce of soya contains 54grms of proteins.