How to make Protein Pulao -

The healthy choice of pulao!

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Basmati rice (बासमती चावल), Soya Nuggets (सोया नगट)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Rice

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Protein Pulao

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Hindi: chawal
How many times have we thought rice is a blessing? We use it for holy purposes but we also can pressure up a quick pulao or khichdi when hunger pangs are drumming away! This is one grain that is about 98% percent digestible. In India we are familiar with Basmati, Patna or brown rice but it is also available as Italian Rice and Glutinous Rice which is popular in Chinese and Japanese cuisines.

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Protein Pulao Recipe

  • Basmati rice soaked 1 cup

  • Soya Nuggets 1 1/2 cup

  • Black Bengal gram (kala chana) 1 cup

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Black peppercorns 10-12

  • Onions sliced 3 medium

  • Green chillies 3

  • Turmeric powder 1 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Yogurt 2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh mint leaves 10-15


Step 1

Slice onions. Heat oil in a deep non stick pan, add cumin seeds, peppercorns and onions and sauté. Slit green chillies and add. When onions turn golden, add soya nuggets.

Step 2

kala chana, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and yogurt and mix. Sauté for 2-3 minutes. Drain and add rice and mix. Add 1½ cups cooking liquour in which the chane were cooked and mix. Add salt, garam masala powder and mint leaves and cook. When half the moisture is absorbed, cover and cook till rice is done.

Step 3

Serve hot.

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