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Monday, June 17, 2013

Nutrella (Soy Chunks) Pulao/Pilaf


Basmati rice - cooked (cook two cups of raw rice with adequate salt to taste)
Ghee - 2 tablespoon
Bay leaf - 2
Jeera/Sahi Jeera - 1 tsp
Clove - 5-6
Cardamom - 5-6
Green chilles - 3, slit length wise
Cashew nuts - 10
Raisins - 2-3 tsp
Green peas - 1/2 cup
Soy chunks (Nutrella) - 2 cups, boiled and with all water squeezed
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tea spoon
Red chilli powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Garam Masala - 1/2 teaspoon
Rose water/ kewra water - few sprinkles


In a wok, add ghee. Once the ghee is hot add the jeera, bayleaf, cloves, cardamom and slit green chillies. Saute till you get a nice aroma. Then add the cashews and saute till it lightly changes color. Then add the raisins. Be careful, you dont want to end up burning the raisins. Then add the green peas, saute till ghee seperates and add the soy chunks. Keep sauteing till soy chunks turn slightly darker and add the turmeric powder, red chilli powder and garam masala and required salt. Add the rice, stir well take off the flame and sprinkle the rose water/kewra water for an amazing aroma.

Serve with delicious onion raita.

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