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One pot meals are great 30 minute meal options, especially pulaos or pilafs cooked with veggies, rice and protein (lentils/ beans or paneer) are quick to cook and make a complete and nutritious meal. For the 3rd day of our 7-day blogging marathon, I made this quick one dish dinner from Sukham Ayu by Pratibha Jain & Jigyasa Giri. According to the book “Soya leads among legumes in the new world as it is rich in protein content.” Cooking the rice in the pressure cooker makes it easy to make under 30 minutes. I made slight changed to the recipe to suit for taste.

Recipe adapted from Sukham Ayu.

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Soya Pulao Yum
Soya Pulao
Course main course
Cuisine north indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Basmati Rice
  • 1 Onion - small, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup Soya Granules Or TVP
  • 1 Carrot - small, cut diagonally
  • Green beans - thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup Green peas - thawed if frozen
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp Chili powder (or more to taste)
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice
  • ½ tsp Garam masala
  • to taste Salt
For Tempering:
  • 1 tbsp Ghee
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 2 Cinnamon "
  • 2 Cloves
  • 1 - 2 Cardamom
  • 5 - 6 Peppercorns
  • ¼ tsp Cumin seeds
Course main course
Cuisine north indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Basmati Rice
  • 1 Onion - small, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup Soya Granules Or TVP
  • 1 Carrot - small, cut diagonally
  • Green beans - thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup Green peas - thawed if frozen
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp Chili powder (or more to taste)
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice
  • ½ tsp Garam masala
  • to taste Salt
For Tempering:
  • 1 tbsp Ghee
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 2 Cinnamon "
  • 2 Cloves
  • 1 - 2 Cardamom
  • 5 - 6 Peppercorns
  • ¼ tsp Cumin seeds
Soya Pulao
Instructions
  1. Wash and soak the rice and soya granules separately for 10 minutes. Drain well and set aside.
  2. In a pressure cooker, heat ghee and add the tempering ingredients. Once they start crackling and letting out their aroma, reduce flame and add onions and sauté till lightly browned.
  3. Next add the soy granules and the veggies. Sauté for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Add rice and stir for 2-3 minutes, add turmeric, red chili powder, lemon juice, salt, garam masala and 2 cups warm water. Pressure cook for just 1 minute.
  5. Allow steam to settle down completely, gently fluff the rice with a fork and serve hot with onion raita.
Recipe Notes

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17 thoughts on “Soya Pulao”

  1. Hey I just tasted this at a potluck party and it was very flavorful, though I would prefer soy granules to soya chunks.

  2. i usually add soya chunks…..soya granules is also a very good choice…healthy and yum!SmithaSmitha’s Spicy Flavors

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