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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Soya Chunks Biryani along with Yummy Frittata

As a kid, I used to eat these Chunks or meal maker, which I loved a lot. Soya chunks cutlet, pulav, korma or biryani…. whatever it is, I love it from my heart. Though it does not have any flavor, it has the tendency of absorbing any flavors you dunk them in. Many varieties of dishes can be prepared using these chunks.


Soya chunks are very good for health. They are rich in vitamins, minerals and they also help to reduce cholesterol. These are the best sources of essential omega-3 fatty acids. These are less in fat and may help reduce heart diseases.


I think these informations are enough to add soya protein in your daily diet. Todays post is about soya chunks biryani which is a very easy and tasty dish. This biryani goes well with raita, pickle, papad and so on but I made frittata which is another one pot meal. I didn't add many veggies. My frittata was a simple one.


Frittata is an Italian omelet, in which most of the veggies are added and then baked in the oven. As I was alone, I made my frittata with very less ingredients and enjoyed it with yummy biryani.

Ingredients:
  1. Soya Chunks- 2 Cups
  2. Basmati Rice- 2 cups
  3. Onions- 2 nos
  4. Tomatoes- 1 no
  5. Ginger and garlic Paste- 1 tbsp
  6. Green Chillies- 2 nos
  7. Red Chilli Powder- 1 tsp
  8. Coriander powder- 1 tsp
  9. Turmeric Powder- ½ tsp
  10. Coriander leaves( chopped)- a hand ful
  11. Curd- ½ Cup
  12. Cinnamon- 1 inch
  13. Cloves- 4 nos
  14. Cardamom- 3 nos
  15. Oil- ½ tbsp
  16. Ghee- ½ tbsp
Method:
  1. Soak the chunks in boiled water for about 10 minutes then soak these in cold water. Squeeze and keep them aside.
  2. Wash and drain the rice.
  3. In a kadai, pour oil and ghee. Fry onions along with cloves, cinnamon and cardamom. Once they turn translucent add ginger garlic paste and green chillies. Stir well.
  4. Add the chopped tomatoes, stir till they turn mushy. Add the red chilli powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder. Mix well.
  5. Pour the curd and coriander leaves. Mix and add the chunks. Stir well.
  6. In this add the rice and enough water and close with a lid. Stir in between. When the water gets absorbed and rice gets cooked switch off the flame.
  7. Serve along with raita. Here I like this with frittata.
Simple Frittata:
Ingredients:
  1. Eggs- 2 nos
  2. Mushrooms- ¼ Cup
  3. Onions- 1 no
  4. Tomato- 1 no
  5. Green Chillies- 2 nos
  6. Coriander Leaves- 2 tbsp
  7. Cheese- 1 tbsp
  8. Salt- as required
  9. Oil- 1 tbsp
Method:

  1. Chop all the vegetables and stir fry a little in a pan using oil. Sprinkle some salt.
  2. Whisk the eggs and add this on top of the stir fried vegetables and let it cook on slow flame. When one side is done add the grated cheese and flip and switch off the flame.
  3. I didn't put this in oven, I simply cooked it on stove.
  4. Enjoy an amazing rice and this frittata.




1 comment:

  1. A totally delicious email... looks really good...

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