Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Soya Chunks Coconut Pulao | How to make Easy Pulao with Soya Chunks, Coconut Milk

For the second day under BM# 49, Cooking for one / Bachelor Cooking, I made this simple spiced Soya chunks, cooked in coconut milk pulao. I was cooking just for my husband, while I made vegetarian for the rest of us. So I decided to make it more filling and paired it with Masala Eggs.

I have started including Soya chunks more in my cooking for protein supplement and it really works out best as they all like it. Infact at times I tell my boys that it's chicken and they are happy eating it. At times they know about it and still pretend that they got convinced about it.

Anyway both this pulao and the egg made a great combo, or atleast that's what Hubby dear told me. The pulao is not very spicy, with mild spices and rich in coconut milk and the egg masala makes sure to take care of the spice kick!

The best part was, that my kids also loved this, who ended up seeing their father eating a different meal. So this is kids approved as well!

Soya Chunks in Coconut Milk Pulao with Masala Eggs

Ingredients Needed:

For Soya Chunks

Soya Chunks - 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Butter - 1 tsp
Red chili powder - 1/2 tsp
Cumin powder - 1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder a pinch

For the Pulao

Rice - 1/2 cup

Whole Spices

Bay Leaf -1
Cloves - 1
cinnamon - 1"
Cardamom - 1

Other ingredients:

Onion, julienne - 1/2 medium
Green Chilies - 2 medium
Ginger Garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil - 2 tsp
Thick Coconut Milk - 1 cup
Water - 1/4 cup

How to make the Pulao

Wash and soak rice for 20 mins.

Boil to boil a huge pan of water and cook washed soya chunks for 10 mins. Drain and squeeze out water.

In a non stick, add butter, add the soya and toss with salt, red chili powder and turmeric powder. Saute for couple mins. Keep it aside.

In a pressure cooker pan, add oil, add all the whole spices, saute for a min. Then add ginger garlic paste, slit green chilies, onions. Saute till the onions turn colour.

Then add drained rice and combine everything. Add the spiced soya chunks, thick coconut milk and water. Add salt and bring to boil.

Pressure cook till done.

Serve with masala Eggs

Saute 1/2 cup onions with 1 tsp ginger garlic paste, then add 1/2 cup tomato puree, salt, 1/2 tsp of red chili powder, coriander powder each. Then when the masala is cooked, add boiled shelled eggs, add garam masala and chopped coriander leaves. Can add 1/2 cup water if required.

Serve with pulao

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Priya Suresh said...

Wat an incredible one pot meal, i do this lipsmacking pulao often whenever i feel lazy to cook.

vaishali sabnani said...

That looks to be a nice flavorful Pulao. Soya is a good source of protein but some how I cannot eat it for the physcological reasons...feels like non veg!!

Varadas Kitchen said...

Nice combo. Never had soy chunks but the coconut milk oulao sounds delicious.

Harini-Jaya R said...

I am sure with the coconut milk, the pulao was very flavorful.

Jayanthi said...

Nice one Valli....unique way to add coconut milk in pulao. I've tried once in a friend's place and I loved the subtle taste of coconut milk. Nice idea to add soy chunks too...

Pavani N said...

What a simple and flavorful soy chunk Pulao. It must have tasted awesome with that egg masala.

sneha datar said...

A very interesting pulao with coconut milk and soya, everyone at home must have enjoyed this, looks yummy.

Sapana Behl said...

Never tried pulav with coconut milk.Looks delicious.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

Pulao with coconut milk is so aromatic! Love this one pot meal.

Archana Potdar said...

Nice one let me try telling mine its chicken :D. Love the one pot meal must try it out

Priya Srinivasan said...

Lot many times, kuttu comes and eats from my plate, as i normally cook millets separately for myself. He thinks i m eating something delicious leaving him out! :) Soy chunks pulao looks very yum!! i can imagine the flavor and aroma of coconut milk in the rice.

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