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Soya nuggets biriyani (Rich Source of protein)


Soya nuggets Biriyani

Soya nuggets Biriyani

Soya nuggets biriyani is one of the great lunch box dish that stays and tastes well even when cold. I usually pack it along with yogurt. Soya nuggets with basmati rice are a whole meal that can fulfill your appetite. They are rich source of protein. I have Google it and come to know that rice and soya nuggets are gluten free. The boiled soya nuggets turn spongy, all ready to absorb the flavor you added. The dried nuggets have to be either soaked in boiling water for a few minutes or boiled in water for 3-4 minutes, until they have ballooned out and become soft, before use. Today I want to share with you an easy process to prepare soya biriyani .


Basmati Rice – 2 cup
Soya Chunks -10-12
Onion – 3/4 cup thinly sliced
Turmeric powder -1/4 tsp
Chilli Powder – 1 tsp
Garam masala powder -1 tsp

Sugar-1 tbsp(optoinal)

raisin-1 tbsp
For grinding masala
Ginger – 1 inch piece
Garlic -3-4 cloves

For the seasoning
Ghee/oil– 1 tbsp(Ghee add extra flavor to your dish)
Cinnamon – 1 inch piece
Cardamom – 1


Boil  basmati rice in water for 10 minutes and turn off the gas when it yet to tender. Drain the water completely and keep it aside.

Bring water to boil, add soya chunks, salt and switch off the flame. Let it remain soaked for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, squeeze out the water and keep it aside.

Grind the ingredients mentioned under grinding and keep it ready.This is the masala ( ginger, garlic)

Heat oil in a pan, add the ingredients mentioned under seasoning and sauté for 2 minute.
Add thinly sliced onions, saute for another 2 minute.

Now add the ground paste and saute until the raw flavor goes. Add, turmeric powder, chilli powder, garam masala powder and the soya chunks.Saute for 2-3 minutes and then add  2 cups of water.

When it start to boil add the half boiled rice, raisin and sugar and mix well.Cover it on medium flame for 15 minutes.

Open the lid of the pan and gently fluff the rice with a fork. Serve with Yogurt

Nutritional Information:
4 Servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 249.2
Total Fat 4.0 g
Saturated Fat 1.8 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 7.5 mg
Sodium 12.5 mg
Potassium 90.0 mg
Total Carbohydrate 40.0 g
Dietary Fiber 6.7 g
Sugars 6.0 g
Protein 15.7 g
Vitamin A 10.1 %
Vitamin B-12 0.0 %
Vitamin B-6 3.5 %
Vitamin C 7.6 %
Vitamin D 0.0 %
Vitamin E 0.3 %


Author: roytanusree

Hi , My name is Tanusree Roy. I am an expert in Health and Nutrition niche . I have extensive experience in diet plan, nutrition advisory roles in various USA based nutrition and recipe based projects as a co-founder of Ennovation Consulting. I always enjoy cooking .I am the mother of two kids ,so my main concern is kids.

2 thoughts on “Soya nuggets biriyani (Rich Source of protein)

  1. Very tasty and healthy too !!

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