Soya Pulao

Soya Pulao

Prep: 30 minutes

Cook: 25 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Rice

Type: Indian

Key Ingredients:

This protein rich pulao is so tasty that nobody will be able to resist it


  • Soya nuggets, soaked, drained and squeezed to remove excess water 1 cup
  • Rice, soaked 1½ cups
  • Sunflower oil 1 tbsp
  • Garlic, chopped 1 tsp
  • Ginger, chopped 1 tsp
  • Medium carrot, cut into roundels 1
  • Medium onion, sliced 1
  • Green chillies, finely chopped 2
  • Medium potato, boiled, peeled and cubed 1
  • Medium green capsicum, cut into medium pieces 1
  • Large tomato, chopped ½
  • Spring onion, chopped 1
  • Salt to taste
  • Red chilli powder ½ tsp
  • Turmeric powder ½ tsp
  • Low fat milk 3 tbsps
  • Fresh coriander leaves, chopped 2 tbsps


  • Heat oil in a deep non-stick pan, add ginger and garlic and saute till golden.
  • Add carrot and cook for 2 minutes. Add onion, green chillies, potato, capsicum, tomato and spring onion, mix and saute for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add salt, red chilli powder and turmeric powder, mix and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Keep half the vegetables in a bowl and add rice to the vegetables remaining in the pan and mix.
  • Add soya nuggets and 2½ cups boiling water and mix well. Cover and cook till the rice is almost done.
  • Add milk, mix, cover and cook till done.
  • Transfer into a serving bowl, layer the reserved vegetables on top. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.