Soya mutter pulao

Posted on June 24, 2009. Filed under: Chawal/rice/pulao/biryani | Tags: , |

Pulaos are always a welcome addition to any meal. A pulao 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 protein and vitamin B12 – a vitamin which is otherwise lacking in vegetarian diets.

Preparation Time : 10 mins.
Cooking Time : 20 mins.

Serves 4.

1 cup uncooked rice
¼ cup soya nuggets (chunks)
¼ cup green peas
½ teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
1 stick cinnamon (dalchini)
2 cloves (lavang)
1 bay leaf
1 cardamom (elaichi)
½ cup onions, chopped
¼ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
¼ teaspoon garam masala
1 teaspoon coriander (dhania) powder
½ cup tomatoes, chopped
1 teaspoon oil
salt to taste
To be ground into a chilli-garlic paste
3 cloves garlic
3 whole red chillies
1. Clean, wash and soak the rice for 10 minutes. Drain and keep aside.
2. Combine the soya nuggets and salt with 1 cup of water and pressure cook for 2 whistles. Drain and keep aside.
3. Heat the oil in a pressure cooker and add the cumin seeds, cinnamon, cloves, bay leaf and cardamom.
4. When the seeds crackle, add the onions and prepared chilli-garlic paste and sauté till the onions turn golden brown.
5. Add the turmeric powder, garam masala, coriander powder, tomatoes, rice, green peas, cooked soya nuggets and salt and sauté for another 2 minutes.
6. Add 2 cups of hot water and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
7. Serve hot.

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