Soya chunk veg pulav
Rice Variety

Preparation time:

Soaking rice: 15 min

Cooking time: 20 min

After cooking:10 min

Total preparation: 45 min


Basmati rice: 1 cup

Coconut milk: 1/4 cup

water ratio: 1 1/4

Soya chunk (nutrela): 1 cup

Vegetables: peas, carrots or veg of your choice: 1/2 cup

onion: sliced lenghtwise thinly

Green chilis: 6 num less or more according your spice level

Ginger-Garlic paste: 1 tsp

Salt: according your taste


Ghee: 1 tbsp

Black & green cardamom: each one crushed slightly

Cloves: 2

Cinnamon stick: 1/2 inch

Bay leaf: 1


Cilantro: 1 tbsp chopped

Mint: 1 tbsp chopped


Before start cooking:

  1. Boil 3 cups of water, swtich off the stove and add the soya chunk. After 5 min, they fill fluff well. Now discard the hot water, squeze the chunk and drop in cold water. Repeat the process 3 times.This will help to remove some soya smell.
  2. Rinse the rice well, soak it for 15 min.

How to bring together in one pot?

  1. Start heating the ghee in a big pot which has a tight lid. Add all the seasoning ingredients and fry for a seconds.
  2. Add the onion & chilis, fry until they turn golden brown, add the ginger-garlic paste.
  3. Drop all the vegetables & Soya chunk, fry for few minutes
  4. Pour the coconut milk and the water amount indicated, adjust the salt level.
  5. When the water mixture starts to boil, reduce the flame to low and add the rice, slowly mix it and cover with tight lid.
  6. Let it cook for 20 min
  7. switch off the stove & DO NOT OPEN for another 10 min
  8. Garnish with leaves and serve with Raita.

Tips: Start soaking the rice first and proceed with cutting vegetables. You don't need to wait for the rice!