13 June 2011

Healthy Nutritious Pulao


Vegetable Pulao is my all time favourite especially when there is no time for elaborate curries and rotis. A healthy and quick recipe liked by all. 

The addition of soya chunks along with the veggies make it all the more nutritious. Soya is making headlines these days because of its nutrient facts. It is high in protein, iron, dietary fibre, vitamin C and many more...



INGREDIENTS

Basmati Rice
1 ½ cup
Soya Chunks
1 cup
Cumin Seeds
½ teaspoon
Ginger paste
1 teaspoon
Garlic Paste
1 teaspoon
Tomatoes
1 cup
Carrot
1 cup
Beans
½ cup
Peas
½ cup
Vegetable stock cube
1
Water
3 cups+ 1 ½ cup
Salt
As required
Oil
3 tbsp
Bay leaf
1
Garam Masala
½ teaspoon



METHOD

Wash and soak rice for half hour and strain.
Boil 1 ½ cups of water and soak soya chunks in it for 15 minutes. Squeeze out the water and chop into small pieces.
Wash and chop vegetables.
Heat oil. Add cumin and stir for 4 seconds.
Add ginger garlic paste and stir.
Add onion and stir fry till its golden in colour.
Add the bay leaf.
Add the vegetable stock cube, garam masala and mix well.
Sauté the carrot and beans. Cover and cook till the vegetables are half cooked.
Add the tomatoes and cook again till the tomatoes are mashed.
Add green peas and let cook for 2 minutes.
Boil 3 cups of water in a separate vessel.
Add the chopped soya to the vegetable mixture and stir well for a minute.
Check salt, add water. When the water comes to a boil add the rice. Cover and cook on medium flame for 10 minutes.
Stir slowly and cook for another 5 minutes/ till done on slow flame.
Remove the bay leaf.
Serve with raitha and chutney.



Coriander Mint Chutney

INGREDIENTS

Coriander
1 cup
Mint leaves( Pudina)
½ cup
Grated Coconut
1 ½ cup
Chilly
1 or 2 large
Tamarind
A small piece
Onion
1 medium
Salt
As required




METHOD

Chop coriander, pudina, chilly and onion.
Grate coconut.
Mix all the ingredients along with salt and blend coarsely.
Check salt and serve with Pulao / Biriyani.


Sending this recipe to Savory Sunday at The Sweet Details by Amanda


Also sending this recipe(FB, WLI) to Anyone can cook: Series 21 by Umm Mymoonah of Taste of Pearl City.




39 comments:

  1. I made this yesterday n ofcourse in a similar way..looks yumm

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  2. Pulao looks fabulous, delicious and tempting. Lovely presentation.

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  3. Oh, this looks so good ... fantastic! Love your presentation.

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  4. Delicious looking pulav and chutney, nice pictures.

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  5. Mmmmm! Pass me the bowl of that pulao Rinku!! Nice clicks!!

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  6. Nice clicks... healthy pulav too...

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  7. Yummy is the word for this bowl of pulao ~ tempting and my mouth is watering :D
    US Masala

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  8. Looks fabulous dear..yumy yum,makes me hungry.

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  9. Soya is so in now...its so much power packed..the pulao looks very tempting and clicks are soooper.

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  10. Love that bowl of healthiness.

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  11. Yummyyyyyy.. Lovely clicks and I like the chutney bowl a lot :) looks damn cute :)

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  12. Looks delicious and healthy. beautiful clicks. Thanks for dropping by.

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  13. Woww.. it looks yumm and am sure it smells awesome with the masalas :D Love it..

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  14. Beautiful clicks..looks so yummy and healthy indeed

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  15. Wonderful bowl of delicious pulao, stunning clicks..

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  16. a bowl of it on a quiet afternoon..lovely :)

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  17. Flavorful and delicious pulao nice combination with chutney.

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  18. gorgeous pics! And love the pulao and chutney combinataion

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  19. Amazing pictures! And great pulao recipe! I love pulao too!!!

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  20. Looks so yum and lovely clicks

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  21. wow..wonderful presentation and the pulav looks very delicious...loved it...

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  22. Indeed healthy pulao..love ur presentation..very inviting!

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  23. Not only it is healthy, it is looking super tasty as well. Great preparation.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  24. Hi Rinku! I've shared few awards with you. Please accept these :)

    Sooji ka Halwa ( Semolina Halva ) & Awards

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  25. awesome presentation dear..really sounds healthy n nutritious..:)

    Tasty Appetite

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  26. wow..delicious rice..liked adding soya chunks in rice..chutney looks lovely..nice clicks..glad to follow u :)..do drop at my space too :)

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  27. lovely clicks n superb presentation,just feel like snatching the platter..
    first time here,glad to follow you :-)
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  28. What a lovely Pulao! So healthy and delicious!

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  29. Thank you for linking this delicious pulav with Any One can Cook :)

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  30. love this healthy pulao..surely gonna try this!
    cheers
    Nimi

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  31. Veg pulao is one of my family's favorite one pot meal but I've never used soya chunks. Rinku your pictures are gorgeous and I feel like grabbing that bowl of rice all for myself :) Loved that cute dish used for serving chutney and raita!

    One more thing, thanks for trying to befriend me on fb. For some reason I'm not able to access my account but I did see your request in my gmail. Sorry! It'll be a pleasure to be friends on fb as soon as I sort out my account issues :) Thanks!

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  32. loved your blog ,loved ur clicks and following you.

    http://rakshakitchen.blogspot.com

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  33. Rinku,
    Today I'm going to try your version of chocolate frosting chocolate cake :-) Hope it comes out well

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  34. A great dish and very beautiful pictures.

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  35. Rice looks fluffy and perfectly cooked. Never used soya chunks in pulaos. Should try it very soon.

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