Soya Chunks Pulao

Here is the recipe…

Heat oil/ghee in a deep pan. Splutter the whole masala mentioned under rice. Add rice and fry it for 3-4 mins…

Add salt and 3 cups boiling water to the rice. Bring it to a boil and reduce the flame. Cover and cook till the water is dried completely and rice is done…

Soak the soya chunks in hot water for half an hour. Squeeze out the water completely…

Heat oil/ghee in a pan and add chopped onion. When it turns golden brown add ginger, garlic and green chilli. Cook for 2-3 mins…

Add masala powders, mix well. Fry for 2-3 mins. Add chopped tomatoes and mix well…

Add soya chunks and mix well. Add 3/4 cup of hot water and salt. Bring it to boil , reduce the flame and cover and cook till the soya is done. Add chopped coriander and mint leaves. Add lemon juice and mix well. Remove from fire…

Take a deep and wide vessel. Spread a layer of rice and top it with a layer of soya masala. Repeat the process till the rice and masala is done. The top layer should be rice. Cover it with a tight lid. Keep it on sim (lowest flame) for 10 mins. Open and mix it well. Serve hot…

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Soya Chunks Pulao

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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 3 -4
Author: Maria Jose Martin

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups Rice (refer notes)
  • 1 tsp Jeera
  • 4 Cardamom
  • 3 Cloves
  • 4 Black peppercorns
  • A small piece Cinnamon
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 3 cups Boiling water
  • 1.5 cups Soya chunks
  • 2 medium - big Onion (chopped)
  • 2 tsp Grated/crushed ginger and garlic (each)
  • 3-4 Green chilli (chopped)
  • 1/4 - 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1.5 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp Fennel powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam masala
  • 1 medium Tomato (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp Chopped coriander and mint leaves (each)
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice
  • Salt
  • Oil / Ghee

Instructions

  • Wash and drain the rice. Make sure the water is completely drained. Heat oil/ghee ina deep pan. Splutter the whole masala mentioned under rice. Add rice and fry it for 3-4 mins. Add salt and 3 cups boiling water to the rice. Bring it to a boil and reduce the flame. Cover and cook till the water is dried completely and rice is done. Spread the cooked rice on a tray. Keep it aside.
  • Soak the soya chunks in hot water for half an hour. Squeeze out the water completely. No need to slice it.
  • Heat oil/ghee in a pan and add chopped onion. When it turns golden brown add ginger, garlic and green chilli. Cook for 2-3 mins. Add masala powders, mix well. Fry for 2-3 mins. Add chopped tomatoes and mix well. Add 1/4 cup hot water to make sure the masala is combined well. Add soya chunks and mix well. Add 3/4 cup of hot water and salt. Bring it to boil , reduce the flame and cover and cook till the soya is done. Add chopped coriander and mint leaves. Add lemon juice and mix well. Remove from fire.
  • Take a deep and wide vessel. Spread a layer of rice and top it with a layer of soya masala. Repeat the process till the rice and masala is done. The top layer should be rice. Cover it with a tight lid. Keep it on sim (lowest flame) for 10 mins. Open and mix it well. Serve hot.

Notes

I used kaima/jeerakashala rice. You can use Basmati rice/Sona Masuri rice also for this. If you are not a big fan of cumin, you can reduce the qty to 1/2 tsp while cooking the rice.
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12 thoughts on “Soya Chunks Pulao”

  1. I just tried this out for a quick dinner. This is what I call a no-fuss yet fancy dinner :) It was really good… Thanks for the great recipe!

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  2. This is definitley a yummy recipe Maria. I have always made curry out of soya. Have never really tried the pulav version. Will definitely make this. My mouth is watering already :))

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