Veg Soya Pulao (Rice) with Boondi Raita


Rice is used over all part of India and we Indians are fond of it’s different shades. Therefore, I have used rice with different vegetables and soya chunks which is full of health and nutrition.

This beautiful dish shares its space with Boondi Raita which is a traditional Indian salad made in Yogurt . Believe me this combination gives the mouth a texture of spicy, sweet and tasty treat!

Here goes the recipe for Veg Soya Pulao with Boondi Raita…

Ingredients for Veg Soya Pulao

  • Cooked rice 2 cups
  • Onion 2 medium finely chopped
  • Peas ½ cup
  • French Beans ½ cup cut into small pieces
  • Soya chunks ½ cup
  • Paneer (Cottage Cheees) ½ cup cut into ½ inch cubes
  • Fresh Cream 2 tbsp
  • Fresh Green chili 1 finely chopped
  • Haldi (Turmeric) ¼ tsp
  • Red chili powder ½ tsp
  • Salt ¾ tsp or according to taste
  • Garam Masala powder ½ tsp
  • Zeera (Cumin) seeds ½ tsp
  • Badi Elaichi (Black Cardamom) 1
  • Chhoti Elaichi (Cardamom) 2 crushed
  • Cinnamon ½ inch
  • Tejpatta (Bay Leaves) 1-2
  • Oil 5-6 tbsp
  • Ghee 1 tsp

Preparation::

  • Heat oil in the kadhai (deep frying pan) and add Zeera seeds with cinnamon, Badi Elaichi and Tejpatta
  • Once the seeds crackle add green chili and onions in low heat till golden in color
  • Now add french Beans and Haldi, red chili powder, salt, Garam Masala and fry in medium heat for 2-3 minutes
  • Add ½ cup of water and mix well and cover the kadhai with a lid
  • Let it cook in low heat for 5 minutes
  • In the meanwhile take Soya chunks in a pan and add 2 cups of water, a pinch of salt and boil in medium heat for 4-5 minutes
  • Once the Soya chunks are done take out in a strainer to extract the water
  • Press the chunks on the palms and drain out excess water and keep it aside
  • Check if the french beans are done then add fresh Cream, Soya chunks, Paneer and fry in medium heat
  • Lower the heat and take rice and make a layer on top of the vegetables
  • Stir well and fry in medium heat for 5 minutes
  • Now add Chhoti Elaichi and Ghee and stir
  • Remove from the heat and serve hot with Boondi Raita!!

Ingredients for Boondi Raita

  • Fresh Yogurt 1 cup
  • Boondi (made of chickpea flour) ½ cup
  • Black salt ¼ tsp
  • Salt ½ tsp or according to taste
  • Red chili powder ½ tsp
  • Roasted Zeera (Cumin) powder ½ tsp
  • Sugar ½ tsp
  • Black mustard seeds ½ tsp
  • Oil ½ tsp
  • Red chili 1-2
  • Chaat Masala a pinch (optional)

 Preparation::

  • Take yogurt in a mixing bowl and add salt, sugar, red chili powder, cumin powder, chaat masala and mix well and keep it aside
  • In a small bowl take boondi and add ¼ cup of water and let it soak for 5 minutes
  • Now add this soaked boondi in the yogurt mixture and stir
  • Heat oil in a seasoning spoon and add mustard seeds with red chili and let it crackle
  • Remove from heat and spread it over the Raita and regrigerate for 20-30 minutes

 

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