Soya Beans Pulao ~ Soybean Pulao

Soybeans have been recognized as a plant food that is relatively high in Protein. Historically soybeans have been called  "meat of the field" or meat without bones.

I had some guests last night, some were vegetarians  and some eat meat. Made Chicken biryani for my non vegetarians guests. Wanted  to make something similar to my veggi guests too but with out meat. All of us know Chicken is a protein food. One which is equivalent to chicken which is high in protein is Soy bean. Decided to make this  delicious Soybeans  Pulao for my Vegetarian guests. Believe it or not my guests loved this pulao more than the chichen biryani.

So this delicious Soybean Pulao will be included in  my Weekend Special dinner menu from now on. This recipes goes for day 2, week 1 of BM 52.....


We need:

Soy Beans  1 1/2 cup
Basmati Rice 3 cups
Onion l medium
Tomato 1 medium
Ginger garlic paste 1 spoon
Cloves 3
Cardamom 2
Cinnamon stick 1/2 inch
Bay leaf 1
Curry leaves 3
Cashew nuts 10
Carrots chopped 1/2 cup
Mint leaves chopped 3 spoons
Cilantro chopped 4 spoons
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder 1/2 spoon
Garam masala 1 spoon
Oil 5 spoons
Ghee / butter 1 spoon


Soak soy beans over night in water.
Drain water wash thoroughly and presser cook with enough water till 2 whistles.
Wash and soak basmati rice in water for 30 to 45 minutes.
In a presser cooker or large deep pan heat oil and add all whole garam masala's.
Saute for few seconds and add cashew nuts, curry leaves and ginger garlic paste.
Saute for another minute.
Now add sliced onions and cook till raw smell disappears.
Now add turmeric powder and chopped carrots and tomato.
Mix well and cook till tomatoes become soft.
Now add soaked and boiled soy beans.
Also add garam masala, salt to taste, mint and chopped cilantro.
Now add soaked basmati rice with out water.( Safe the soaked water)
Mix it well and adjust salt as per taste.
Cook on high flame for about 1 to 1 1/2 minute.
Now add 6 cups water (use the soaked rice water here)
Give it a stir and cook on high flame till bubbles appear on top.
Now add 1 spoon ghee or butter on top.
Reduce the flame to low to medium heat and cover with lid.
Cook for 10 to 12 minutes or till done.
Serve hot with raita or any gravy curry.


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Varada's Kitchen said...

This is a healthy and filling one pot meal.

Sarita said...

Healthy meal! Looks yummy.

Srivalli said...

That's a delicious meal!

Unknown said...

Looks delicious Sushma. You are great cook.

Priya Suresh said...

Thats an healthy and nutritious meal.

Chef Mireille said...

what a protein rich and healthy pulao

Sneha's Recipe said...

A nutritious and filling meal.

Harini R said...

This healthy one-pot meal is our go-to kind of a dinner when I am out of ideas :)

Pavani said...

Healthy & flavorful pulao.

Suma Gandlur said...

That is flavorful and filling meal idea.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

Lovely pulao!