Seitan Biryani

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 457.2
  • Total Fat: 6.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.4 mg
  • Sodium: 304.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 74.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.9 g
  • Protein: 25.7 g

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Number of Servings: 6


    1 tbsp olive oil
    2 small onions
    3 cloves garlic, crushed
    1 large tomato, chopped
    4 small potatoes OR 2 large potatoes, diced
    3 servings seitan or other mock meat, in chunks
    150 grams plain low-fat yoghurt
    2-3 tablespoons Bombay Biryani spice mix
    1/2 cup skim milk
    10-15 threads saffron
    15 grams sliced almonds
    6 cups cooked basmati rice


1. Dice one of the onions and fry in a large pan with the olive oil and garlic. When onions are translucent, add tomato pieces and fry, stirring frequently, until they break down. Add potatoes, seitan, yoghurt, and spice mix. Stir and let simmer for 5 minutes. Add 2 cups of water, and let simmer on medium heat until potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes. Stir periodically to prevent it burning.

2. While the curry mix simmers, prepare 6 cups of basmati rice (about 2 1/2 cups, dry). Combine milk and saffron threads and heat in microwave on high for 45-60 seconds. Let stand to infuse. Slice the second onion into strips and fry in a non-stick pan until onions begin to brown.

3. Preheat oven to 350F. When the curry and rice are done, lay half of the rice down in a casserole dish, cover with curry, and top with remaining rice. Sprinkle the fried onions and almonds on top, and pour the saffron milk over everything. Cover with tinfoil and bake for 10-15 minutes to let the flavours mingle.

Makes 6 very satisfying servings.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user EAQUAELEGIT.

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