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SOYA QUINOA PULAO / PILAF

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Soya Quinoa Pulao is a very healthy and a filling meal. I find this Pulao a complete meal for those busy days when you just don’t have time to cook, this is a wholesome meal you can feed your family. I am using combination of Quinoa and Rice to make this Pulao, you can totally make this recipe using just the Quinoa or just the Rice. I try to incorporate Quinoa into my Indian recipes and this recipe is a hit in my family.  I serve this with some BOONDI RAITA and PAPAD. Bonappetit!!

SOYA QUINOA PULAO / PILAF

SOYA QUINOA PULAO / PILAF

Course: Main course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: soya quinoa pulao, pilaf
Diet: Vegetarian
Method: Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker/Stove Top
Servings:  4 
Author: Jyoti Behrani

Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min

Ingredients:
Soya Chunks – 1/2 cup
Soya Granules – 1/4 cup
Quinoa – 1/4 cup
Basmati Rice – 1 cup
Frozen Green Peas – 1/2 cup
I medium size Onion, sliced
1 medium size Tomato, chopped
2 green chilies, chopped (optional)
1 medium size Potato, chopped into 1 inch cube
1 inch ginger, chopped
Freshly squeezed lime juice, 1/2 tbsp
1- 1/4 cup water
3 TBSP oil + 1 TBSP ghee
Salt to taste
Coriander for Garnish
Dry Spices:
1 TBSP coriander powder
1/2 TBSP red chili powder
1/2 TBSP garam masala
1 TSP turmeric powder
Whole Spices:
1 TSP Shah Jeera (or Cumin Seeds)
3 to 4 cloves
6 to 8 peppercorns
1 bay leaf

Instructions for Instant Pot Cooking:
Step 1: Soak Soya (Chunks and Granules) in hot water for 15 min. Add 1/2 tsp of salt.
Soak Frozen peas in hot water for 15 min.
Soak Rice and Quinoa in water for 15 min.
Step 2: Turn on Saute Mode. Add Oil + Ghee, whole spices, saute for 2-3 min.
Step 3: Add Onion, saute till light golden brown in color.
Step 4: Add dry spices, tomatoes, potatoes, green chili, ginger, and saute for couple of min.
Step 5: Squeeze the water from the Soya (Chunks and Granules). Add Soya and mix well.
Step 6: Rinse and drain rice, quinoa and green peas.
Step 7: Add rice, quinoa, green peas, salt to taste, lime juice and water. Mix well. Adjust seasoning as per taste.
Step 8: Switch to Manual mode for 3 min.
Step 9: Let pressure release naturally, 10 min, open IP, Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve hot.

Instructions for Pressure Cooker Cooking:
Step 1: Soak Soya (Chunks and Granules) in hot water for 15 min. Add 1/2 tsp of salt.
Soak Frozen peas in hot water for 15 min.
Soak Rice and Quinoa in water for 15 min.
Step 2: Turn on Saute Mode. Add Oil + Ghee, whole spices, saute for 2-3 min.
Step 3: Add Onion, saute till light golden brown in color.
Step 4: Add dry spices, tomatoes, potatoes, green chili, ginger, and saute for couple of min.
Step 5: Squeeze the water from the Soya (Chunks and Granules). Add Soya and mix well.
Step 6: Rinse and drain rice, quinoa and green peas.
Step 7: Add rice, quinoa, green peas, salt to taste, lime juice and water. Mix well. Adjust seasoning as per taste.
Step 8: Switch to Manual mode for 3 min.
Step 9: Let pressure release naturally, 10 min, open IP, Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve hot.


Instructions for Stove top Cooking:
Step 1: Soak Soya (Chunks and Granules) in hot water for 15 min. Add 1/2 tsp of salt.
Soak Frozen peas in hot water for 15 min.
Soak Rice and Quinoa in water for 15 min.
Step 2: Turn on Saute Mode. Add Oil + Ghee, whole spices, saute for 2-3 min.
Step 3: Add Onion, saute till light golden brown in color.
Step 4: Add dry spices, tomatoes, potatoes, green chili, ginger, and saute for couple of min.
Step 5: Squeeze the water from the Soya (Chunks and Granules). Add Soya and mix well.
Step 6: Rinse and drain rice, quinoa and green peas.
Step 7: Add rice, quinoa, green peas, salt to taste, lime juice and water. Mix well. Adjust seasoning as per taste.
Step 8: Switch to Manual mode for 3 min.
Step 9: Let pressure release naturally, 10 min, open IP, Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve hot.

Note(s):

  1. Use timing as a guideline, different types, brands of rice have different cooking and water requirements.
  2. Adjust the spice level as per taste.
  3. You can make this pulao using just the soya chunks or soya granules. Also, it can be made with just the rice or quinoa. Here I am using a combination.

Jyoti Behrani

Hello!! Welcome to my blog, my journey Living Smart and Healthy! Cook with me easy and authentic Indian food and around the globe. Will be sharing tips and tricks on easy authentic cooking, without spending hours in the kitchen or comprising on authentic flavors. Keeping things simple and healthy is what I am all about. Life is simple, so lets keep cooking simple too!!

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