Nutri Nuggets/ Soya Chunks Biryani

Ingredients (Serves 2)

3/4 cup rice
1/2 cup nutri Nuggets/ Soya Chunks
1/2 to 3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup peas, fresh or frozen
1/2 cup onion, sliced
10 -12 curry leaves
1 tomato
2.5 tbsp yogurt
2 green chilies
1 inch ginger
2-3 cloves garlic
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp red chili powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp kitchen King Masala
2 cups water
salt to taste


  1. Soak the rice in water, for at least 1/2 hour. If using Basmati 10 mins will do.
  2. Soak the Nutri Nuggets / Soya Chunks in milk for 1/2 hour. (Milk should just cover the nuggets)
  3. Puree the tomatoes, green chilies, ginger and garlic together. Keep aside.
  4. Heat 2 tsp oil in a thick pan. Add the sliced onions and cook till they are brown and caramelized.
  5. Add the curry leaves.
  6. Add all the dry masalas like coriander powder, red chili powder, turmeric, kitchen king masala. Cook for a minute.
  7. Add the pureed tomato. Cook till the oil separates.
  8. Beat the yogurt well and add it to the pan. Cook will oil separates
  9. Add the peas and Nutri Nuggets / Soya chunk along with the milk to the pan.
  10. Cook for 2 minutes.
  11. Transfer to a pressure cooker.
  12. Add the 2 cups of water and salt. Bring the water to a boil.
  13. Drain the rice and add it to the pressure cooker.
  14. Close the cooker. After 2 whistles remove from heat.
  15. Allow to cool.
  16. Serve with Raita of choice.

This is my entry to the JFI-Soya event hosted by Sia of Monsoon Spice.


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Bhawana said...

di its good that u posted. I am going to make this tomorrow for hubby's lunch. By looking at it feels to grab a spoonful and eat :))))))))))). Looks yummmmmmmy

Anonymous said...

yummy and delicious biryani medha

Cham said...

I love soya chunck biriyani , looks yummy

KayKat said...

Hmm ... I'm a soy freak, but I've never tried these nuggets. And I didn't realize they needed to be soaked in milk - that seems really different :)

Uma said...

healthy biryani! Yummy.

Anonymous said...

Now this is what i call perfect blend of nutrition,simplicity and taste...easy to make ,filling and healthy recipe
Will surely try it out:-)

delhibelle said...

soaking nutri nuggets in milk is a nice touch, do you soak them straight from the packet, or they need to be whashed/soaked in water first ?

notyet100 said...

somethin new fro me to try,..looks yum,..

Deepthi Shankar said...

Biryani looks yummy N its healthy too, with soya chunks in it

Indian Khana said...

Briyani looking yummy and healthy..gud entry for the event :)

jayasree said...

Biryani sounds interesting. Shall try this soon.

Jaya Sahay & Manish Kumar "Manish" said...

Hey Medha,

I tried this today for lunch... the taste came good ( I had used Olive oil - 2 tbsp) ... but the Soya chunks were really hard... I had followed all the steps as stated ( including time )...
I guess I went wrong somewhere... dealing with the cooking of the chunks... they were not soft at all... Pls advice... I liked the recipe .. as it is so nutritious... but if the chunks are hard... it all goes futile.


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