Monday, 29 September 2014


Soya Protein Pulao


Basmati Rice                          - 1 1/2 cup
Soya chunks                           - 1 cup
Mix Vegetables                      - 1 Cup (Carrot, Broccoli, Sweetcorn, Peas, Cauliflower, Beans)
Soybeans                                - 1/2 Cup Soaked and boiled
Ginger                                    - 1 inch piece grated
Tomato Puree                         - 2 teaspoon
Ghee                                       - 2 teaspoon
Cumin seeds                           - 1 teaspoon
Asafetida/Hing                       - 1 pinch
Turmeric powder                    - 1/2 teaspoon
Coriander powder                   - 1/2 teaspoon
Red chilli powder                   - 1/4 teaspoon or optional
Salt                                         - To the taste
Coriander leaves                    - chopped for Garnishing
Raisins                                   - Green or Golden for Garnishing


Wash the rice and soak for 10 min in the water.
Take a pan and 2 cup boil water in it. Put a pinch of salt in it and add soya chunks to it once the water starts to boil. Cover the pan with a plate and leave for 20 minutes.
If you are making pulao in the cooker (Like I did for quick fix) then heat the ghee into it. Put cumin seeds into it and let it splutter. Add hing and keep the flame low. Now add powdered masalas, chopped ginger and tomato puree into it.
Take out the soy chunks from the water and put them into the roasted masala and mix well. Mix the veggies into it as well. Cook them for about 2-4 minutes.
Strain the water from the rice and mix them too into the masala. Mix well and roast for 2-3 minutes with the ladle.
Pour water(twice the quantity of rice) into the rice along with salt and lemon. Mix well and close the lid of the cooker. Pressure the cooker for upto 1 whistle and then turn off the flame.
Take out the half pressure from the cooker by lifting the whistle with a spoon. Once the steam comes out fully open the lid of the cooker and let the pulao cool down a little. Soya Pulao is ready.
When it cools down, sprinkle the coriander leaves and raisins onto it and serve with some healthy salad and yogurt.
I'm sure your kids will love it.

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