1 cup soya chunks soaked in hot water
1.5 cups uncooked basmati rice soaked in water for 15 minutes.
1 tbsp oil
Few cloves and a small piece of cinnamon
1 small onion
3 green chillies
1 tsp ginger paste
2 garlic cloves chopped or 1 tsp garlic paste
1/2 cup peas
3 cups water
1 tsp chilly powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
Take the soya chunks in a bowl and pour hot water over it and let it stand for 10 minutes.
See how it has all plumped up.
I broke them into smaller pieces after squeezing the water off them. If you use mini chunks, you just have to squeeze the water out.
Heat oil and add cloves, cinnamon, onion and green chillies.
Add ginger paste and garlic paste. Saute until onions are done.
Next add the chopped tomatoes. Wait till the tomatoes turn mushy.
When the tomatoes turn mushy add the soy chunks and peas.
Add the soaked rice.
Add water, turmeric and chilly powder. (Remember we have also added green chillies, so adjust chilly powder accordingly.)
Mix it all and close the pressure pan or vessel. Steam for 10-15 minutes until the rice is done.
Rice is cooked and ready. Fluff it up gently.
Healthy and tasty soya chunks pulao ready and we had it with spinach raita.