How to make Soya Pulao -

Soya nuggets make a good substitute for mutton in this pulao, made especially for vegetarians.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sirf 30 minute.

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

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Rice

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Soya Pulao

Soya 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 : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Soya Pulao Recipe

  • Soya Nuggets soaked 1 1/2 cups

  • Basmati rice soaked 1 1/4 cups

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

  • Ginger grated 1/2 teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Tomato finely chopped 1 medium

  • Green peas 1/2 cup

  • Fresh coriander leaves finely chopped 1 1/2 tablespoons


Step 1

Mix together soya nuggets, 1 cup water and salt in a bowl and cook in the microwave for 2-3 minutes. Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add cumin seeds and sauté till light brown.

Step 2

Drain and add basmati rice and mix. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, ginger, garam masala powder and mix well. Add soya nuggets, tomato, salt, green peas, coriander leaves and mix.

Step 3

Add 2½ cups water and mix well. Cover the cooker and cook till 2-3 whistles are given out. Reduce heat and simmer for 2-3 minutes.Open the cooker when pressure reduces completely and serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.