Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Soya Chunks Pulao

Hi Friends....
 Sometimes we all get bore with same dal and roti ......we need a change either rice or pasta or something chinese.
This time I made soya chunks pulao instead of regular veggies pulao or peas pulao ...
Soya is rich source of protein, good for all age groups :-) You can use soya in granule form too....


Ingredients:

2 cups basmati rice 
3 tbsp ghee
1 tsp  cumin seeds 
2-3 cloves
1" cinnamon stick
1 bay leaf
2 big onions (finely sliced)
1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
1 big tomato (finely chopped)
1/2 tbsp garam masala
1/4 tsp red chilly powder
1/2 tbsp coriander powder
salt to taste
1 cup dried soya chunks
2 cups water
Garnish fresh coriander leaves (finely chopped)

Method :
  • Wash and soak rice in water for 30 mins.
  • Wash and boil soya chunks in salted water till they become soft, squeeze extra amount of water and keep them aside.
  • Heat ghee in a heavy bottomed vessel. Add  cumin seeds, cloves, cinnamon stick and bay leaf, cook till the jeera splutters. Add the sliced onions and ginger garlic paste. Saute till onions turn pink.
  • Add tomato and cook on medium heat till oil separates. Add salt and all other dry masalas. Mix well
  • Add the cooked soya chunks and cook for 2-3 mins . 
  • Add rice and mix well. Add water and cook on low flame till rice are cooked and water dries up. ( You can cook this in pressure cooker too just give 2 whistles and remove from fire) 
  • Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
  • Serve with veggie raita or green chutney.

Note: You can add chopped veggies too (beans, carrot, cauliflower, peas)

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27 comments:

Daksha said...

what a healthy pulav.....looks yummmm.....

Shruti Dhingra Wahi said...

Thanks Daksha :-)

Shama Nagarajan said...

super delicious dear..Join me in Fast food - Pasta event and Know your sweetness - Honey event

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Delicious rice,makes me hungry now...

Priya R said...

wow lovely and this is the same way i make soya pulao... a great replacement for meat...

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riddhi jholapara said...

tht looks lyk a yum n a healthy pulao .. nice blog shruti .. u hv me as yr new follower... pls follow back
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runnergirlinthekitchen.blogspot.com said...

Hi Shruti
Thanks for visiting my blog.
Nice way to include soya in rice

Julie said...

Healthy & delicious pulao!!
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Shruti Dhingra Wahi said...

Thanks all for your lovely comments :-)

Divya Pramil said...

Sounds very flavorful to me :) I have always avoided soya because of its bland taste!! But this seems like a good idea :)

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Rinku Naveen said...
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Rinku Naveen said...

Delicious pulao and healthy too..

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Yummy!
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Shweta in the Kitchen said...

yummy, we enjoy soya pulav

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Shruti Dhingra Wahi said...

Thanks all :-)
Divya if you will boil soya in salted water then it won't taste bland :-)

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Delicious and healthy Pulao....
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Swasthi said...

This looks delicious and is healthy too!

PT said...

yummy and filling..

Shruti Dhingra Wahi said...

Thanks Sangeetha, Swasthi and Preethi

Reva said...

Pulao looks yummy..:)) Perfect for the Sunday lunch..
Yummy..
Reva

Niesha said...

Thats good Shruti.. even i made soya chunks pulao.:) :)

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Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

lovely and yummy pulao!

Sharans Samayalarai said...

I havent tried yet.. looks delicious !!

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Shruti Dhingra Wahi said...

thanks all :-) your comments always delighted me !!!

preeti garg said...

Awesome recipe.... Thanks for the link this recipe with my ongoing event
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Shruti Dhingra Wahi said...

Thanks preeti :)