How to make Soya Chunk Pulao -

A healthy pulao – soya chunks and rice cooked together with some simple masalas.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Soya bean chunks (सोया बीन चंक्स ), Rice (चावल)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Rice

Soya Chunk Pulao

Soya Chunk Pulao Recipe Card


With the recognition of being an important commercial pulse of the world, soya beans are coming into many kitchens around the world. Soya beans are said to control blood sugar levels, lower cholesterol, regulate the bowels and relieve constipation. Besides the popular tofu or beancurd, the beans are also fermented and used to make flavouring pastes and condiments, notably the Japanese soy sauce or shoyu and miso and the Indonesian tempeh.

Prep Time : 51-60 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Soya Chunk Pulao Recipe

  • Soya bean chunks ,soaked in warm water for 1 hour 2 cups

  • Rice soaked 1½ cups

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Cinnamon ½ inch

  • Cloves 4-5

  • Black peppercorns 4-5

  • Bay leaves 2

  • Ginger-garlic-green chilli paste 2 tablespoons

  • Onions ,finely chopped 2 medium

  • Salt to taste

  • Red chilli sauce 1 tablespoon


Step 1

Heat oil in a non-stick wok. Add cinnamon, cloves, peppercorns and bay leaves and sauté for a minute.

Step 2

Add ginger-garlic-green chilli paste, mix and sauté. Add onions, mix and sauté till onions turn light golden or for 2 minutes.

Step 3

Add rice, mix and sauté on high heat for a minute. Add soya chunks, mix and sauté for a minute on low heat. Add salt and mix well.

Step 4

Boil 3 cups water in the microwave.

Step 5

Add boiled water to the wok, stir to mix, cover and cook for 5 minutes.

Step 6

Add chilli sauce, mix well, cover and cook for 5 minutes.

Step 7

Serve hot.

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