Monday, April 23, 2012

Soya chunks Pulav



Pulav are always a welcome addition to any meal. A pulav can often make a complete meal by itself. The soya chunks added to this aromatic pulao are easily available in the market and are a rich source of  fiber, protein and vitamin B12 - a vitamin which is otherwise lacking in vegetarian diets.
We enjoy this particular pulav with Masala Papad with makes the best combination meal.

INGREDIENTS
  • Rice - 1cup
  • Soya chunks - 1 cup
  • Onion - 1medium
  • Tomato - 1 small
  • Cumin seeds - 1tsp
  • Cloves - 4
  • Cinnamon stick - 1 inch
  • Black peppercons - 3
  • Green cardamom - 3
  • Ginger paste - 1/2 tsp
  • Green chilly paste - 2 tsp
  • Tumeric powder -1/4 tsp (I did not use)
  • Lemon juice - 2 tsp
  • Cilantro leaves - 2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil - 2 tbsp


PREPARATION
  • Wash the rice and soak them for 30 minutes.
  • In a large pot, add 2 cups of water and bring it to boil.
  • Once the water starts to boil,add soya chunks and pinch of salt. Cook them uncovered for 20 minutes.
  • Finely chop the onion and tomato.
  • Grind cloves,cinnamom stick,black peppercons and cardamom to the fine powder.
  • Place the cooker on medium flame and add oil into it.
  • When oil heats up, add cumin seeds. Fry for 20 seconds.
  • Add grounded whole spices powder, ginger paste and green chilly paste.Fry till you get nice aroma.
  • Then add chopped onion and fry till onion becomes soft and transparent.
  • Now add tomato and boiled soyachunks. Mix well and fry for 2 minutes.
  • Drain the water from the soaked rice and add it into the mixture.Fry gently for 3 minutes.
  • Then add 2 cups of water, lemon and salt .Mix well and wait for 2 whistles.
  • Turn off the flame.Let the steam escape out completely,open the lid of the cooker and let the pulav cool down a little.
  • Soya chunk pulav is ready to serve.

    NOTES
    • Before you add soyachunks,slightly squeeze the water from soyachunks.
    • You can also add tumeric powder for the colour.I did not add because I wanted my pulav to be plain in colour.
    • For more flavour, add pinch of garam masala powder.

    19 comments:

    1. I'm quite nostalgic looking at the pilaf..My mom used to make this for us very frequently, the soya chunks used to be called 'Meal Maker' I guess it should be the brand name.
      Lovely looking pulav.

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    2. Love this, Looks yummy
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    3. First time here n very yummy pulao... Just love it... When I get time do visit my blog...

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    4. this would be an ideal food for my husband.. he love soya esp in pulao or biryani :)

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    5. A very tasty one-dish meal !

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    6. Protein rich pulao, looks yummy...

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    7. pulao looks very delicious..healthy too...yummy
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    8. Very yummy n delicious looking pulao.

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    9. Very nice pulav..looks so yummy .!

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    10. Wow...looks so delicious...

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