Showing posts with label Soya Chunks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Soya Chunks. Show all posts

Saturday 1 August 2020

Soya Chunks Biriyani

Soya Chunks if made properly can easily  replace meat .. There are many recipes that we can make with Soya Chunks. Here I have made Biriyani using Soya Chunks.  It’s ideally made on a veg day in my house.. its served with raita. 

To Marinate the Soya Chunks 
200 grams Soya Chunks boiled, washed and water drained out 
1 tsp Ginger paste 
1 tsp Garlic paste 
1/2 tsp Fresh Chilli paste 
1 tbsp sliced fried Onion 
1/2 cup Curd 
Salt to taste 
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder 
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds powder 
1/2 tsp Coriander powder
1/2 tsp Garam Masala powder 

Take a bowl, add in all the above ingredients, mix all the ingredients together and keep it aside for 1 hour. 

To Make the Rice
250 grams / 1 cup Basmati Rice washed and soaked for 30 minutes and water drained out
1/2 tsp Caraway seeds / Shahi Jeera
Few Pepper Corns
1 Star Anise
1 Green Cardamom 
2 Cloves
1 small piece Cinnamon 
2 Bay Leaves 
Salt to taste 

Take a pot, add 2 cups water, let the water boil, add the spices, bay leaves and the salt. Now add the rice. Let the rice cook until it’s 80 percent done. Once done switch off the flames. Add a cup of water and drain the water out from the rice. 

To make the Soya Chunks Biriyani 
Marinated Soya Chunks 
6 to 8 small size Potatoes peeled
Few Coriander leaves chopped 
1 tbsp sliced fried Onion
Salt to salt 
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder 
Pinch of Saffron 
1/4 tsp Rose Water
1/4 tsp Kewra Water
1 drop of Biriyani flavoured Essence - optional 
1 cup Milk 
6 tbsp Ghee

Take a heavy cast iron pot, add 4 tbsp Ghee, let it heat, on a low flame, add the potatoes, little  salt and turmeric powder. Sauté and fry the potatoes. 
Meanwhile take a hot cup of milk, add saffron, rose water, Kewra water and Biriyani essence. Once the potatoes are fried, add the marinated soya chunks. Stir and cook for a minute. Add 1/3 cup of milk, now add the cooked rice and spread the rice well, pour the milk, remaining ghee, sprinkle the fried onion and coriander leaves. Cover and let it cook on low flame for 15 to 20 minutes. The liquid in the Biriyani should dry up. Switch off the flame, don’t open the pot, wait for 15 to 20 minutes and then serve with raita of your choice. 

Friday 9 August 2019

Soya Ball Spaghetti

According to the net source, Spaghetti and meat ball was innovative in the 20th century by the Italian immigrants of New York. It’s an Italian-American dish. 
I have replaced the meat and used Soya Chunks. 

Boiled Spaghetti 
Half Packet of Spaghetti 
Salt to taste

Cook the spaghetti in a pot of boiling salt water as per the instructions given on the packet. Drain the spaghetti and keep it aside. 

To make the Soya Balls 
20 - 25 Soya Chunks boiled and water squeezed out
2 Bread pieces 
2 Garlic Cloves 
Salt to taste 
1 tsp Pepper powder 
1 tsp Dried Parsley
Oil to fry the Soya balls

Add all the above ingredients into a grinder and grinder all the ingredients together into a fine paste. Roll out small lemon size balls.  Keep the soya balls for 15 minutes in the refrigerator.  Fry the soya balls until golden brown in colour. Remove the soya balls and keep the soya balls on a paper towel. 

To make the Sauce 
2 big size Tomatoes blanched, peel the skin and chopped . 
2 Tomato puréed 
2 medium size Onion chopped 
2 tbsp chopped Garlic Cloves 
Salt to taste 
1 tbsp Sugar
1 tsp Black Pepper powder 
1 tsp Dried Basil 
1 Bay Leaf 
Fried Soya Balls
Boiled Spaghetti 
Grated Parmesan Cheese for garnish 
2 tbsp Olive Oil

Take a sauce pan, add the oil, let the oil heat up. Add the garlic, onion and bay leaf. Sauté the onion and garlic till translucent. Add the tomato purée, chopped tomatoes, sugar and salt. Stir for few seconds, add 1/2 cup water and cover the pan. Let it simmer for 20 minutes on a low flame. Remove the lid, stir,  add the pepper powder and dried basil. Stir it once more and let it simmer for another 10 minutes on a low flame. Switch off the flame and add the soya balls, stir the sauce once.

To serve the Soya Ball Spaghetti
Take a plate, add the boiled Spaghetti. Pour in the Sauce on the Spaghetti. Sprinkle the Parmesan Cheese and serve hot.