Soya is very rich in protein, low in fat and contains no cholesterol and reduces heart related risks.
In recent times have started using soya in my cooking. Its health benefits ensures a perfect meal for us during weekends. Have used soya chunks with mixed veggies…So here goes the crunchy n nutri pulao.

1 cup – Soya Chunks
1 cup – Basmati Rice
1 cup – Peas, capsicum, carrot, potato and French beans (chopped)
1 no – Onion (chopped)
2 nos – Green Chillies (slitted)
1 tbsp – Ginger Garlic paste
1 handful – Mint leaves and Coriander leaves (chopped)
1/2 tsp – Everest Shahi Biriyani Masala
1-2 pieces of Bay leaf, clove, cinnamon and cardamom
½ tsp – Red Chilli Powder
1 Tbsp – Ghee / Oil
1 and ¼ tsp –  Salt
 2 and 1/2 cups – Water

In a vessel pour water add the soya chunks with some salt and ½ tsp of red chilli powder and cook till the soya chunks turn soft (approx 5- 7 min)
Drain the water and keep them aside.
Wash the Basmati Rice and soak in plain water for 10 mins.
In the pan add Ghee / Oil add the Bay Leaf, Clove, Cinnamon, Cardamom, onions, mint, coriander leaves, ginger garlic paste and green chilli and fry them until onion turn gold in color and add the biriyani masala and stir it for 2 mins.
Now add the veggies, red chilli Powder, salt and add the Soya Chunks. Stir it for 2- 3 minutes.
Add the rice and and mix it add 2 and 1/2 cups of water and cover the rice. 
I prepared this pulao in electric cooker it cooks faster once the dish is done it comes to warm mode from cooking mode and it’s ready for serving.
Served pulao with mixed vegetable raitha, egg white omlette and roasted papad and they tasted great.


  1. says

    First time here, u have a lovely space. pulao looks delicious. Addition of soya chunks makes it more healthy 🙂 keepit up.will be around ..

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