Andhra Style Vegetarian Biryani with Soya Chunks Recipe by Archana’s Kitchen

  • To begin making the Andhra Style Vegetarian Biryani, soak the soy chunks in 1/4 cup water and keep it aside.

  • Soak the basmati rice also in water and keep it aside. Ground all the spice mix mentioned in the biryani spice mix to a coarse powder.

  • Heat a pressure cooker with oil.  Add bay leaf, cardamom, cinnamon stick, cloves, star anise and mace. Fry the spice for 10 seconds until the aroma is released.

  • Add the chopped onions, ginger garlic paste and green chili. Sauté until the onions become light brown.

  • Add the chopped tomatoes and little bit of salt so that the tomatoes will get cooked faster and become mushy.

  • Add the powdered spice mix, turmeric powder and give it a mix.

  • Wash the soaked rice several times and add only the rice into the sautéed gravy. Add the soaked soya chunks as well. Mix well till the masala is mixed.

  • Add 4 cups of water, check for salt and pressure cook for 2 whistle and switch off the heat. Allow the pressure to release by itself and open the lid and mix the rice well with the masala and serve.

  • Serve the Andhra Style Vegetarian Biryani with Tomato Onion Cucumber Raita and Mirchi Ka Salan Recipe by the side. 

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