Saturday, November 9, 2013

Vegetarian Chicken Biryani | Vegan Chicken Biryani | Biryani Recipes

Vegetarian biryani

Vegetarian Chicken Biryani or Vegetarian Mock chicken Biryani is a really a gift for vegetarians as it is very similar to the chicken biryani. This is prepared in the same way as that of the Chicken Biryani. First time my friend brought this to our office and it tasted great. So I started trying it in our home. My kids and my mother love this Biryani very much.

This Vegan chicken is made up of soya proteins, but is not the normal soya chunks. For those who want to know what is vegan chicken or vegetarian chicken, you can check the below link - What is Vegan chicken.  We get it in packets here as shown below.

You can also view some Biryani recipes
Chicken Biryani
Egg Biryani
Prawn Dum Biryani
Soya chunks Biryani

Lets see how to make the Vegetarian chicken Biryani.

Mock chicken biryani

Vegetarian Chicken Biryani

Preparation time:45 min  | Cook Time: 10 min | Serves: 4
Recipe Category: Rice | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian


Basmathi Rice - 3 cups
Vegetarian Chicken - 250 gms
Oil - 2 tsp
Ghee - 2 tbsp
Cardamom - 2 to 3
Cloves - 3 to 5
Cinnamon stick - 2 to 3 (1 inches)
Fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp
Star anise - 2 to 3
Bay leaf - 1
Onion - 2
Tomato - 1
Coriander leaves - 3 tsp
Green chillies - 3 (cut lengthwise)
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Shan Biryani Masala - 2 tbsp
Yogurt / curd - 1/4 cup
Water - 4.5 cups
Salt - as needed


1. Soak the rice for 20 to 30 min. Heat oil in the cooker or vessel. When it is hot, add the spices - cardamom, cloves, cinnamon stick, fennel seeds, star anise, bay leaf and fry for few min.

2. Add the onion and ginger garlic paste and saute till the raw smell of the ginger garlic paste goes off. Add the coriander leaves and green chilli. Saute them well.

3. When the onion are translucent, add the tomatoes and salt. Cook till they become soft. Add the chilli powder, biryani masala powder, yogurt and mix them well.
4. Meanwhile, wash the vegetarian chicken and filter the water from the rice and keep it ready.

5. Mix the vegetarian chicken to the gravy and let them get coated well. Add the water and allow to boil. Check for the seasoning.
6. When the water is boiling, add the rice and cover the lid. Let it get cooked for 10 min. Open the lid and add ghee. Mix slowly, without breaking the rice grains.
7. Serve them hot.

Delicious Vegetarian chicken biryani is ready

28 lovely comments:


What is vegetarian chicken? Looks like soy chunks to me.
Biryani looks really good. Lovely clicks.
Thanks for sharing.

Candy Crow

Wow, perfectly cooked.

Indian Beauty Zone

Best sunday treat :)

Nava K

Triple yum to this splendid vegetarian beriyani. We love rice and adding flavors to it is another luxuries way of enjoying rice. I shall try and with soy chunks.

Rafeeda AR

i have the same question, it looks like soya to me...

Priya Suresh

Wat a feast, inviting briyani..feel like making some soon.

Eat n Eat little More

I believe it is soya chunks only.. I often use soya chunks in my pulao n yes it tastes delicious when used in pulaos.. Good idea of using them in biryani


biryani looks fabulous delicious pictures


Hi, Yes Cook, Rafeeda and Sangeetha, I have updated the post with the picture of Vegan chicken and what it is... It is made with soya proteins, but not the normal soya chunks.



Wow... Its new to me... Good recipe Akila..


never heard or had this vegan chicken akila.. thanks for sharing this recipe..


Wow!! This looks fantastic!

Dipti Joshi

Looks so tempting! I will definitely going to try this soon.


Clear presentation. Love it akila


Wow!!! what.. veg chicken biriyani???? Is is soya chunks?? or ver do we get these...???


Wow, the biriyani looks smashing..
Thanks for sharing the recipe and the info...

Suja Manoj

Filling and yummy biryani,clicks are wonderful,thanks for sharing


Nicely presented...great recipe for chicken lovers

tempting n lovley cliks.


That's a very nice idea...veg chicken :) Looks tempting just like real chicken


wow i hv not heard of tis one.. if i can get one pkt wld be glad to try it.. good one..

nandoos kitchen

This is the first time I am hearing this. Looks very delicious.


Wow ! veggie chicken ! looks so much like the real deal. Looks tempting !

Ambreen (Simply Sweet n Savory)

Such tempting biryani pictures, looks so delicious!


looks so tempting I think my kids would love it.. Where we can find this in SG?


@ Veena Theagarajan, you can get it in Shensiong and NTUC stores in Singapore... Even Mustafa have many varieties... Definitely kids will love it...

Even you can try the veg mutton, which is more tastier than this veg chicken


@Preetha Sowmyan, plz check the comment to Veena..


I really enjoy your chicken biryani recipe . The procedures are very organize and its really easy to follow. thanks for sharing :)

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