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Vegan Achari Tofu Biryani Recipe

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Vegan Achari Tofu Biryani Recipe

Vegan Achari tofu biryani is a delicious and healthy twist on the classic biryani dish, made with flavorful and aromatic spices and tender cubes of tofu. This dish is perfect for vegetarians and vegans, and is sure to satisfy your taste buds with its unique and tangy flavor.

This Recipe is free from :

  • Wheat
  • Peanuts
  • tree nuts
  • dairy
  • casein
  • soy
  • egg
  • sesame
  • fish
  • shellfish

Ingredients Vegan Achari Tofu Biryani

  1. Basmati Rice – 2 cups – washed and soaked for 15-20 minutes.
  2. Water to cook rice – 4 cups
  3. Cloves/Lavang – 4-5
  4. Black Pepper – 4-5
  5. Cinnamon – 1 inch – pieces
  6. Bay leaf – 2-3 pieces
  7. Kali elaichi / black cardamom – 1
  8. Green cardamom – 2-3
  9. Ajwain / Caraway seeds – 1 Tsp
  10. Fennel seeds / Saunf – 1 Tsp
  11. Star anise – 1
  12. Carrots – finely slit – 1 cup
  13. Capsicum – finely slit – 1 cup
  14. Tofu – cut in thin cubes – 1 cup
  15. Onion – 1 – finely chopped
  16. Tomato – puree – 1 cup
  17. Ginger-garlic paste – 1 TBSP
  18. Turmeric powder – 1 Tsp
  19. Red chilli powder – 1 TSP
  20. Achari Masala – 2 TBSP
  21. Hing powder – ¼ Tsp
  22. Vegetable oil – 2 TBSP
  23. Salt to taste
  24. Finely chopped cilantro for garnishing.

Method For Preparing Achari Tofu –

  1. Boil water in a pot and add black whole spices, vegetable oil, and salt.
  2. Add soaked rice and cook till it is 3/4th done. Drain the excess water and set aside to cool.
  3. Heat oil in a pan, add hing powder, ajwain, and saunf seeds. Then, add onions and ginger-garlic paste and saute until translucent.
  4. Add tomato puree and spices like turmeric, red chili powder, and achari masala. Mix well.
  5. Add carrots, sprinkle some water, cover, and cook till they are tender.
  6. Add capsicum and tofu, cook for 2-3 minutes.
  7. In a deep bottomed pan, spread a layer of veggies and then a layer of rice. Repeat the layers.
  8. Cover with a lid and cook on slow flame or on a tava/griddle for 30-40 minutes.
  9. Let it rest for 5-7 minutes before serving.
  10. Serve hot with raita, onion salad, pickle, or papad.

Serve this mouthwatering achari tofu biryani with a side of cooling raita or a zesty salad for a complete and satisfying meal. This dish is sure to become a family favorite, and is perfect for sharing with friends at your next potluck or gathering.

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