Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Soya-Subz Pulao

Ingredients :

1. Long grain rice (soaked in water for 30 minutes)- 1 1/2 cup
2. Jeera- 1 tsp
3. Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
4. Curry leaf- 10
5. Cashew (broken)- 10
6. Capsicum (long and thinly sliced)- 1/2 cup
7. Onion (finely chopped)- 1 small
8. Tomato (finely chopped)- 1 small
9. Peas- 1/2 cup
10. Soya or Nutrela ( soaked in warm water for 30 minutes)- 1 cup
11. Vinegar- 2 tsp
12. Jeera powder-1 tsp
13. Black pepper powder- 1 tsp
14. Mutton masala powder- 1 tsp
15. Ghee- 1 tsp
16. Oil
17. Salt to taste
18. Lemon juice- 1 tsp

Procedure :

First fry cashew and curry leaves in oil for 2 to 3 minutes, when cashews turn a little brown remove them. Next add onion and fry it until it turns translucent. Now remove onions and fry capsicum, peas for 6 to 7 minutes and remove them. Squeeze the soaked soya and add to the pan. Also add the tomatoes, all the masala powder,salt and vinegar to it. Now cook it for 10 minutes until it gets dry. Next drain the water from the rice and add 3 cups of water and lemon juice to it and cook it. Add 1/2 teaspoon of oil to it. Mean while Heat a little oil and add jeera and mustard seeds to it. Let it splutter and  keep them aside. When the rice will be almost done ( a little hardness will be there) remove it from the gas. Drain the water from the rice and keep it under running cold water in a sieve. Next in a deep bottom pan add one layer of rice and one layer of the fried vegetables, soya. Then again a layer of rice and the vegetables. Now heat the pan in a low flame and mix the rice and vegetables softly. After 4 to 5 minutes remove the pan from the gas and add ghee to it, mix well. Decorate the pulao with fried cashew, jeera, mustard seeds and curry leaves.

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