Soya Chunk Pulao

Soya Chunk pulao is a one pot meal for any time of the day. It is quick to prepare and very tasty. The only accompaniment you need is a salad.

the recipe

Basmati Rice (long or short grain)  – 1 ½ cup (around 600 – 700 gms)
Cinnamon   - ½ inch piece
Cloves – 3
Green cardamom – 4
Black cardamom  (optional ) – 2
Oil – 2 tbsp
Water – 3 cup

Soya chunks – 200 gms

ingredients for the green paste

Green chilly – 2 or 3 (adjust to taste)
Coriander leaves – 1 ½ cup
Mint leaves – 1 cup
Garlic – 10 – 12 cloves
Ginger – 1 inch piece

Grind all the ingredients into a fine paste.

other ingredients

Oil – 2 tbsp
Onion – 2
Garam masala – 1 ½ tsp
Turmeric – ½ tsp
Chilly powder – ¾  tsp
Pepper powder – ½ tsp
Tomato – 2
Carrot, chopped- 1
Curd – 4 tbsp
Salt to taste
Raisins and cashewnuts, fried – as much as you need
Ghee (optional) – 2 tbsp

the method

Wash the rice 3 – 4 times. Drain the water and keep it aside for about 15 minutes. This is to slightly dry the rice.

In a heavy bottom pan, add 2 tbsp oil and the whole spices. When the spices stop sizzling, add the rice. Use a wooden spatula and fry till the rice turn translucent. Keep it aside.

Soak the soya chunks in adequate hot water (boiling hot) for 15 minutes. Squeeze the water from soya chunks and wash it in fresh water. Keep it aside.

Heat a pressure cooker and add 2 tbsp oil. Saute the chopped onion till light brown. Add the turmeric, powder, garam masala, pepper powder and chilly powder. Stir for few seconds and add the tomatoes and carrot. Stir till the tomato turns soft. Pour the green paste. Stir well and add the curd. Stir in the cooked soya chunks and stir well for about a minute or till the soya is fully coated with the masala. Simmer for minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the rice and mix well. Add 3 cups water. Add salt. Add the fried raisins and cashewnuts. Pour the ghee. Close the cooker and cook till the 1 whistle blows. Turn off heat. Open the cooker after 20 minutes or when the pressure is fully released. Soya Chunk Pulao is ready. Serve with onion and tomato raita.


Kairali sisters said…
I love soya chunks and this loks like a great recipe to make..YUmmy aytund ketto
Biny Anoop said…
wow dats very new to to try it
Hamaree Rasoi said…
Soya chunk pulao looks amazingly delicious and vibrant. Great preparation.

Hamaree Rasoi
Yummy Team said…
Delicious soy chunk pulav..Looks great!
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