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Soya chunks pulao

Muthulakshmi Madhavakrishnan
10 minutes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
3 People
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ABOUT Soya chunks pulao RECIPE

Simple, easy and tasty pulao with soya chunks cooked with freshly ground masala powder. Its perfect for lunch box and you can serve it plain or any vegetable salads.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Kids Recipes
  • Tamil Nadu

Ingredients Serving: 3

  1. 1 cup(200g) basmati rice
  2. 3/4 cup soya chunks
  3. 1 Onion
  4. 2 tomatoes
  5. 2 green chillies
  6. 7 garlic cloves
  7. Small piece ginger
  8. 10 curry leaves
  9. Few coriander leaves
  10. 1 bay leaf
  11. 1 tbsp ghee
  12. 1 tbsp oil
  13. Salt
  14. For masala powder
  15. 4 cloves
  16. 3 small piece cinnamon
  17. few star aniseeds
  18. 1 tsp Fennel seeds
  19. 1 tsp black pepper
  20. few stone flowers (kalpasi)


  1. Wash the rice well and drain the water completely. Leave it undisturbed for 20 minutes. When the rice is soaking, slice the onions, cut the tomatoes and slit the green chillies. Soak the soya chunks in hot water for 10 minutes and squeeze the water completely and wash it in the cold water for 3 times.
  2. Heat a pan and dry roast the fennel seeds, pepper, stone flower, cinnamon, cloves and star aniseeds. When nice aroma comes out switch off the flame and allow it to cool.
  3. Add the roasted items in a dry jar and powder them. Remove from the jar and grind the garlic and ginger with little water.
  4. Heat the ghee and oil in a kadai and add the bay leaf. Then add the onions. Saute it in medium flame for a few minutes and add the ginger garlic paste and the green chillies. Saute it until the raw smell of the ginger garlic disappears completely.
  5. Next, add the tomatoes and saute it for few more minutes.
  6. Now add the squeezed soya chunks, curry leaves and the freshly ground masala powder.
  7. Now slowly transfer the mixture to the pressure cooker and 1.5 cups of water. Add the required salt and the rice.
  8. Mix well and add a handful of fresh coriander leaves and keep on low flame for 10 to 12 minutes or 1 whistle.
  9. After 15 minutes open the cooker and gently fluff the rice. Easy and simple soya chunks pulao is ready.

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Preeti Gurung
Preeti Gurung   Feb-27-2017

Lovely dish for vegetarians!

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