Soya Pulav


Soya can produce at least twice as much protein than any other vegetable. Adding soya to any form of food will ensure adequate high quality protein for the development and maintenance of the health.


  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 1/2 cup soya chunks
  • 1/4 cup of onion
  • 1/4 cup carrot
  • 1/4 cup tomato
  • 1 slit green chilly
  • 1 inch cinnamon
  • 4-5 peppercorns
  • 3-4 cloves
  • small piece of nutmeg
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • 1 tspn of lemon juice
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 3 tspn of garam masala
  • 5-6 cashews roasted
  • a dollop of butter
  • Bay leaf
  • salt to taste


     Soya chunks:  Soak the chunks for 15 – 20 mins in Luke warm water                                   Squeeze out the water and keep aside                         Basmati rice preparation:                                                                                                                                                   Rice to water ratio : To one cup of basmati rice add 1 3/4 cup of water if basmati rice is un-soaked. If soaked use a little less water.Add rice+ water + butter in a cooker and Pressure cook the rice for two whistles, keep aside                                       In a pan heat the butter, set the gas to medium flame and add all the spices cinnamon+peppercorn+cloves+nutmeg+bay leaf. Sauté it for 2 mins , then add garlic + ginger + green chilly + onion and sauté till golden brown.Add garam masala powder and further sauté for a minute.Then add rest of the vegetables + Soya chunks + salt. Close the lid , allow it to cook in a low flame for 10- 15 mins

Once the masala is ready , top it over the cooked rice , add cashews and serve in layer or mix the two together