Soya Pulav

Soya Pulav

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Prep: 15 minutes

Cook: 30 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Rice

Type: Fusion

Vegetarian version of keema pulao - very nutritious and very delicious


  • Rice, soaked for 15 minutes 1 cup
  • Spua granules, soaked for 15 minutes 1 cup
  • Ghee 2 tsps
  • Fennel seeds (saunf) 1 tsp
  • Bay leaf 1
  • Medium onion, finely chopped 1
  • Ginger-garlic paste 2 tsps
  • Medium tomatoes, finely chopped 2 to 3
  • Garam masala powder ½ tsp
  • Coriander-cumin powder ½ tsp
  • Turmeric powder ¼ tsp
  • Green chillies, thinly sliced 2 to 3
  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal), parboiled ½ cup
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh mint leaves to garnish


  • Heat 2 tsps ghee in a non-stick pan, add fennel seeds, bay leaf, onion and ginger-garlic paste and saute till fragrant. Add tomatoes, garam masala powder, cumin-coriander powder, turmeric powder, green chillies and salt, mix well and saute for 2-3 minutes.
  • Drain and add soya granules and mix well. Drain and add rice, mix well and saute for 1-2 minutes. Add split Bengal gram and mix.
  • Add 3 cups water and salt and mix well. Cover and cook for 8-10 minutes or till the rice is done.
  • Transfer into a serving dish, garnish with mint leaves and serve hot with any raita.