Soy Chunks Pulao

For Day 2 Week 2 of BM # 19, here is a family favorite for the lunch box. 

Ingredients - 

Soy Chunks 1 cup
Mixed Vegetables (Carrot, Beans, Peas) 2 cups
Rice (I used Basmati but regular rice is fine too) 1 1/2 cups
Onion 1 medium
Tomato 1 medium (Optional)
Green chillies 2 nos
Turmeric 1/4 tsp
Ginger-Garlic paste 1 tsp
Cloves 4 nos
Cinnamon 1 inch
Cardamom 2 nos
Bay leaves 2 nos
Salt as per taste
Olive oil/Butter 2 Tbsp

Lemon Juice as needed

Method Of Preparation -

In a heavy bottomed pan, heat some oil/butter.

Add cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, bay leaves and fry them.

Add finely chopped onions and saute until they golden brown in color.

Add ginger-garlic paste and also tomato or tomato paste and saute.

Mix in turmeric and green chillies (I prefer to put green chilli paste)

Add all the chopped veggies and saute them for a couple minutes and add washed basmati rice.

Saute the rice until it changes color and transfer the contents into a rice cooker.

Add salt and 4 cups of water and switch on the rice cooker.

After it is done, transfer into a bowl and squeeze in some lemon juice.

Serve it with plain yogurt or raita.

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#19. 

Sending it to Srivalli's "30 Minute meals Mela"

Preparation Time 30 min 
Serves 4 


  1. Very colorful dish. Nice clicks and looks very delicious..


  2. fantabulous and delicious pulao.

  3. Good one Harini, the soya chunks what we get here is quite big, those small ones look good and easy on eating right..

  4. looks so inviting ...nice platter, can imagine why it is family favorite

  5. Prathima Rao Says:
  6. Healthy & inviting pulao!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  7. PJ Says:
  8. Perfect for the lunch box.Looks tempting...

  9. Delicious and yummy pulao.

  10. Priyas Feast Says:
  11. My fav pulao :) luks tempting..

  12. what a delicious pulao

  13. One of my fav pulaos...

  14. Raksha Says:
  15. this pulao looks great. Liked the addition of soy chunks. Mom used to make when we were kids and used to say that she has added chicken to it :)

  16. Priya Says:
  17. Its been a while i havent prepared this soya pulao,inviting.

  18. sushma Says:
  19. NIce and colorful. A healthy dish too

  20. what a lovely looking dish

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