Soya and Vegetable Pulao Video by Tarla Dalal

Soya and Vegetable Pulao Video by Tarla Dalal

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Fresh spices lend an irresistible aroma to this simple but sumptuous pulao, made with colourful veggies like carrots and green peas together with wholesome soya granules. The protein rich soya granules are semi-cooked before adding to the rest of the ingredients, so that they are completely cooked in the end product. If you add them directly to the salted water along with the rice and veggies, they might turn out a little rubbery. So, take care to follow the same procedure described here. Since this nourishing Soya Pulao is quite flavourful by itself, it is enough to serve with a bowl of low-fat curds.

Recipe Description for Soya and Vegetable Pulao

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Makes 3 servings
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For Soya and Vegetable Pulao
1/4 cup soy granules
1/4 cup long grain rice (basmati chawal) or rice (chawal) , washed and drained
1/4 cup finely chopped carrot
1/4 cup green peas
1 tsp ghee
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1 small stick of cinnamon (dalchini)
1 cardamom (elaichi)
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
1/4 cup chopped onions
1/2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1 tsp coriander-cumin seeds (dhania-jeera) powder
salt to taste

For Garnish
1 tsp chopped coriander (dhania)

For Serving With Soya Vegetable Pulao
fresh low-fat curd (dahi)


For soya and vegetable pulao

  1. To make {span class="bold1"}soya vegetable pulao{/span}, combine the soya granules along with 3/4 cup of water in a deep non-stick pan, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes or till they are soft, while stirring occasionally. Keep aside.
  2. Heat the ghee in a pressure cooker and add the cumin seeds.
  3. When the seeds crackle, add the cinnamon, cardamom, asafoetida, onions, green chillies and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  4. Add the carrots, peas, rice, cooked soya granules, turmeric powder, coriander-cumin seeds powder, salt and 1 cup of water, mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  5. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  6. Serve the {span class="bold1"}soya vegetable pulao{/span} immediately with low-fat curds.
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