Soya Mutter Pulao ( Chawal )

Soya Mutter Pulao ( Chawal )

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Unbelievably tasty yet easy to prepare, the Soya Mutter Pulao is a wholesome treat that your entire family will love. It features an interesting combination of soya chunks and green peas, which contrast each other well in appearance, flavour and texture too. While the pulao does feature the standard assortment of spices, it also has the added benefit of a chilli-garlic paste, which imparts a trendy flavour to this sumptuous meal.

Soya Mutter Pulao ( Chawal ) recipe - How to make Soya Mutter Pulao ( Chawal )

Soaking Time:  15 minutes   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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1/4 cup soaked and chopped soya chunks
1/4 cup green peas
1 1/2 cups long grained rice (basmati) , soaked for 15 minutes and drained
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
2 tsp oil
25 mm (1”) stick cinnamon (dalchini)
2 cloves (laung / lavang)
1 bayleaf (tejpatta)
1 cardamom (elaichi)
1/2 cup chopped onions
1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1/4 tsp garam masala
1 tsp coriander (dhania) powder
salt to taste

To Be Ground Into A Smooth Chilli-garlic Paste
3 garlic (lehsun) cloves
3 whole dry red chillies
2 tbsp water

  1. Combine the soya nuggets, salt and 1 cup of hot water in a deep bowl, cover and keep aside for 10 to 12 minutes. Drain squeeze out the water and keep aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a pressure cooker and add the cumin seeds, cinnamon, cloves, bay leaf and cardamom.
  3. When the cumin seeds crackle, add the onions and prepared chilli-garlic paste and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Add the tomatoes, turmeric powder, garam masala, coriander powder and 2 tbsp of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  5. Add the rice, green peas, soya chunks, salt and 3 cups of hot water, mix well and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  6. Allow the steam to escape before opening. Separate each grain of rice lightly with a fork.
  7. Serve hot.
Nutrient values per serving
Energy285 cal
Protein7.3 g
Carbohydrates55.3 g
Fiber4.9 g
Fat3.8 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A117.4 mcg
Vitamin B10.1 mg
Vitamin B20.1 mg
Vitamin B31.5 mg
Vitamin C7.9 mg
Folic Acid17.3 mcg
Calcium36.1 mg
Iron1.3 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium3.9 mg
Potassium56.3 mg
Zinc1.1 mg


Soya Mutter Pulao ( Chawal )
 on 26 Jul 20 01:53 PM

super recipe.. made it today, all at home loved it.. thanks Tarla Dalal!
Soya Mutter Pulao ( Chawal )
 on 19 Sep 18 08:49 AM

Amazing taste n easy n quick to make....fulfilling..must say
Tarla Dalal
22 Sep 18 08:31 AM
   Hi Sangeeta, Thank you so much. Do try more and more recipes and keep sharing your feedback. Happy Cooking!!
Soya Mutter Pulao ( Chawal )
 on 10 Sep 18 03:37 PM

Amazing taste...Easy to cook...With that lovely chilli-garlic combination this pulav is delicious.
Tarla Dalal
10 Sep 18 03:42 PM
   Hi Savita, Thank you very much. Do try more and more recipes and keep sharing your feedback. Happy Cooking!!
Soya Mutter Pulao ( Chawal )
 on 12 May 17 08:17 PM

Tarla Dalal has the simplest and easily executable recipes of all the chefs. It was great to go through with it. Lovely taste!
Tarla Dalal
13 May 17 08:47 AM
   Thank you Very much Arpita, really Overwhelmed Do keep trying more and more recipes and keep sharing your feed back. Happy Cooking!!!
Soya Mutter Pulao ( Chawal )
 on 30 Mar 17 08:37 PM

This is a fantastic recipe super easy and quick .My dad and my brother loves this and am a kitchen star in my family just because of this wonder pulao.Thank you!
Tarla Dalal
31 Mar 17 09:56 AM
   Hi Toral, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
Soya Mutter Pulao ( Chawal )
 on 14 Feb 15 11:36 AM

This rice is a great combination of soya chunks and green peas. The chilli-garlic paste is what gives this rice a great taste and flavour...