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Spicy Soya Chunks Pulao

Spicy Soya Chunks Pulao
The name Spicy and Juicy soya chunks pulao suits this recipe well.. Spices which are added to this recipe makes it differ from usual pulao. Adding coconut milk gives juiciness to this pulao.  One of the best recipes to try on weekend..  Here you go!!!

spicy soya chunks pulao

Recipe For : 2

Preparation Time : 30 minutes


Basmati Rice         - 1 cup
Soya Chunks          - 1/2 cup
Fresh Peas              - a handful
Big onion               - 2
Grated Coconut      - 1/4 cup
Chopped Ginger     - 2 tsp
Chopped Garlic      - 2 tsp
Green Chili             - 2
Salt                          - As required
Turmeric Powder    - 1/4 tsp
Coriander leaves     - few
Mint Leaves            - few
Cinnamon Stick       - 1 (Pattai)
Bay leaf                    - 1
Oil                            - 3 tbsp

To Dry Roast And Grind:

Dry Red Chili     - 2
Coriander Seeds  - 1/2 tsp (Malli)
Cumin Seeds       - 1/4 tsp (Seeragam)
Fennel Seeds       - 1/4 tsp (Sombu /Perunseeragam)
Cloves                  - 2 (Krambu)
Cardamom           - 2 (Elakkai)


  • Soak Soya chunks in hot water for 10 minutes. After that squeeze out excess water. This is done to soften the chunks. Cook soya chunks for a whistle. Boil Fresh peas also.
  • Chop Big onion lengthwise. Slit Green chili. See to that Ginger and Garlic are finely chopped. Extract coconut milk from coconut. You can check here for knowing how to extract coconut milk from coconut. 
  • Wash rice and keep it aside. Heat oil in a cooker. Add washed rice to it. Saute for some time, You can see rice getting dry. After that take it out in a plate. This is done to prevent rice from getting sticky.
  • Dry roast and grind everything under ' To Dry Roast And Grind' adding little water.
  • Add some more oil to the cooker. Add Bay leaf and cinnamon stick it.
  • Add chopped onions after a minute. Add chopped ginger, garlic and slit green chili after the onions turn translucent.
  • Add cooked soya chunks and peas after some time. Add also salt and turmeric powder. Mix everything well together.
  • We have to add 2 cups of water for this recipe. You can either add 2 cups of coconut milk or 1 cup of coconut milk and 1 cup of water. Pulao cooked fully in coconut milk really tastes so good.
  • When the mixture boils, add rice, coriander leaves and mint leaves. Mix everything well and cook it for a whistle. Your spicy and juicy soya chunks pulao is ready to eat!!!