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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Soya Chunks & vegetable Rice/ Pulao

Today's recipe is Soyachunks and Vegetable Pulao. Since Soyachunks are a great source of protein, i always try to include this in as many dishes i could. In this recipe i have used only the whole spices and a lil garam masala at the end. This pulao is easy to make and it is perfect for the lunchbox recipe.Serve this pulao with simple onion raitha.
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Preparation Time : 30 Min's | Cooking Time : 30 Min's | Serves 2 persons
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Basmati Rice or Boiled Rice
  • 1 cup Soya Chunks/ Mealmaker
  • 1 Onion, Medium sized, Chopped
  • 1 inch Cinnamon stick
  • 2 Cloves
  • 2 or 3 Cardamom pods
  • 1 Carrot, finely chopped
  • 3 or 4 Beans, finely chopped
  • 3 Green chillies, slit
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper powder
  • 1/4 tsp Garam Masala (optional)
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp Oil
Method
  1. Soak the rice and soyachunks/meal maker in a separate bowl for half an hour.
  2. Drain and cook the rice with 2 cups of water in a pan and strain the water in a colander and allow it to cool completely and keep aside.
  3. When the rice is cooling, chop the onion and vegetables and keep aside.
  4. Drain the water from soyachunks and also squeeze the excess water from it and keep aside.
  5. Heat 1/2 tbsp of oil in a wok or a pan, add the soyachunks or meal makemaker and fry them in oil for one minute. Remove it from the pan and keep aside.
  6. Heat the remaining oil in the same pan and add all the whole spices and fry for 10 seconds.
  7. Next add the chopped onion, green chillies and fry till the onion becomes translucent.
  8. Add the veggies and stir fry on a low flame for 3 Min's.
  9. Add the soychunks, pepper powder, garam masala and salt. Mix well and saute for one minute.
  10.  Finally add the cooked rice and gently mix. Serve hot with onion raitha.
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