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
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
Bay Leaf -1
Cloves - 1
cinnamon - 1"
Cardamom - 1
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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Labels: Bachelor Cooking, Blogging Marathon, Coconut, Combo Dishes, Cooking for One, Egg Recipe, Pulao Recipes, SBS Rice Dishes, Side Dishes for Pulao/Biryani, Soya Chunk Recipes, Step by Step Recipes