How to make Soya Granule Pulao -

A protein rich pulao made with rice and soya granules cooked with masalas.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Soya granules (सोया ग्रैन्यूल्ज़), Basmati rice (बासमती चावल)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Rice

Soya Granule Pulao

Soya Granule Pulao Recipe Card


With the recognition of being an important commercial pulse of the world, soya beans are coming into many kitchens around the world. Soya beans are said to control blood sugar levels, lower cholesterol, regulate the bowels and relieve constipation. Besides the popular tofu or beancurd, the beans are also fermented and used to make flavouring pastes and condiments, notably the Japanese soy sauce or shoyu and miso and the Indonesian tempeh.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Soya Granule Pulao Recipe

  • Soya granules soaked 1 cup

  • Basmati rice soaked 1 cup

  • Ghee 3-4 tablespoons

  • Cinnamon 1 inch

  • Green cardamoms 2-3

  • Cloves 3-4

  • Caraway seeds (shahi jeera) 1/2 teaspoon

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Onions chopped 3 medium

  • Ginger paste 1 tablespoon

  • Garlic paste 1 tablespoon

  • Coriander powder 1 tablespoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Tomatoes chopped 3-4 large

  • Salt to taste

  • Green chillies chopped 2-3

  • Fresh coriander chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon


Step 1

Heat the ghee in a deep non stick pan, add the cinnamon, cardamoms, cloves, caraway seeds and cumin seeds. When they begin to change colour, add the onions and continue to sauté.

Step 2

Add the ginger paste, garlic paste and a little water and continue to sauté for one minute. Add the coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and tomatoes. Mix and sauté for another minute. Add the salt and mix.

Step 3

Add the soaked soya granules and green chillies. Cover and cook till dry.

Step 4

Drain and add the rice with two cups of water and mix. Add the coriander leaves and garam masala powder and mix well.

Step 5

When the mixture comes to a boil, reduce heat, cover and cook, stirring once or twice, till the rice is done.

Step 6

Serve hot with fresh yogurt.

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