Soya Chunks and Vegetable Pulov

4 cups Basmati Rice
1 cup Soya Chunks
2 Onions
1 Potato
1 Carrot
1 cup Beans
½ cup Peas
2 tsp Ginger-Garlic paste
3 Green Chilies
4 tsp Garam Masala: From my previous blog Garam masala from Powders/ Podis
4 Bay Leaves
1” Butter Stick

Take 2 tsp of oil in a skillet and fry the dry soya chunks till they are nicely roasted. Then soak them in warm water for 15 minutes. Drain and squeeze out water before using them.

Take 4 tsp of oil in a skillet add chopped onions, chilies, bay leaf and once the onions are translucent, add ginger-garlic paste and all chopped vegetables and soya chunks.

Wash and drain rice. Once the vegetables look like they lost all the water, add rice. Stir fry. Now add 4 tsp of garam masala powder and salt. Let cook the mixture for a few minutes with a lid on.

Transfer from the skillet to a rice cooker and pour 1:2 ratio of water for the rice. Add 1” of butter stick in the vessel and taste for salt. For attractive appearance add food coloring. (optional)

Fried cashews and coriander can be used for garnishing. Quick one dish meal.

Raita or kurma is a good side dish for this Mixed Vegetable and Soya Chunks Pulov.

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