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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Coconut - Soya Chunks Pulao

 
Though an unintended one, I was on a blogging break for the past couple of months. And it proved to be the one I very much needed with the kids around home with their summeer breaks, visiting guests and plethora of other things that one need to tackle around in order to get going. I am still in lethargic mood and today's one pot meal is a proof of it. A simple, nutritious meal that can be put together in around 10 minutes, using a pressure cooker. The coconut milk lends a subtle flavor base to this soy chunks based pulao. Pair it with some plain yogurt and you end up with a quick, lazy meal without putting in much efforts or time.

Ingredients: (yield 4 servings)
1 cup Basmati rice
1/2 cup soya chunks (I used small sized ones.)
1/4 cup yogurt
Salt to taste
3 tbsp. oil
1 tsp. cumin seeds
2 cloves
2 cardamom pods
1" piece of cinnamon
 2 bay leaves
1 tsp. ginger-garlic paste
2 chopped green chillies
1 chopped onion, sliced lengthwise
1 tsp. garam masala
1 cup coconut milk
2 tbsp. chopped mint leaves

Method:
* Wash and soak rice in water for about 10 minutes and drain. Meanwhile whisk salt and yogurt in a bowl and add soy chunks to it. Mix well and and keep aside.
* Heat oil in a small sized pressure cooker directly. Add cumin, clove, cardamom, cinnamon and  bay leaves. Saute until cumin changes a shade darker.
* Next add ginger - garlic paste, chili and onion. Saute for a couple of minutes.
* Add soy chunks mixture, garam masala and mint leaves to the cooker and stir to combine.
* Next add rice, coconut milk and about 3/4 cup water to the cooker. Cover the lid and cook for three whistles. Remove the lid when valve pressure is gone.
* Garnish with extra mint leaves before serving.

This is going to be a part of Blogging marathon #67 under 'Pick one appliance and Cook 3' (My choice being pressure cooker). Check here to find out what other marathoners are cooking today.

Comments

5 comments:

Priya Suresh said...

Glad to see you Suma, missed your posts. Pulao came out extremely prefect and pressure cooking pulao is one of the best way to make a meal quickly.

Subhashini Subhashini said...

My husband and daughter love soya chunks. Got a new recipe for them. Thanks for sharing.

Smruti Shah said...

Pulao with Soya Chunks sounds interesting! Lovely recipe for sure :)

vaishali sabnani said...

I am not a fan of soya but i like the way the rice has turned out..each grain is standing out..perfect pressure cooker cooking.

Harini-Jaya R said...

I have never made pulao in a pressure cooker but I agree it cuts down the cooking time drastically.