Thursday, October 05, 2006

Mix Vegetable - Soya Nugget Pulao

I lived on this dish for the most part of my college days in New York. It was easy to make and very nutritious. Especially during those days when I came home after class really late in the night, it was a meal that I could make in a jiffy. This and a bowl of yogurt - aah ! bliss :)

1 cup basmati rice, washed and soaked in water for 20 mts
1 medium onion chopped
1 cup Nutrela soya nuggets - soaked in hot water
1 green chilli finely minced
3 cloves
2 green cardamoms
1 stick cinnamon
1/2 tsp cumin seed
1/4 cup green peas (I used frozen)
1/2 cup cauliflower florets
1 potato, cut into pieces
1/4 cup chopped green beans
1/4 cup chopped carrots
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp garam masala powder
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tbsp Oil
2 cups water
Salt to taste
Some chopped coriander leaves, to garnish

Heat oil in a pan and add the cumin seed, cardamom, cinnamon and cloves. When it begins to sizzle, add the chopped onions. Cook till the onions are a light golden brown. Add the garam masala, cayenne pepper, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and salt. Cook for a few minutes and add all the veggies. Drain the soya nuggets, wash with cold water and squeeze the water out of the nuggets. Add to the pan. Cook for 5-7 minutes. Drain the rice and add to the pan. Add the 2 cups of water. Cover and cook till rice is done. garnish with chopped coriander leaves. Serve hot with a serving of plain yogurt or raita. Enjoy !!

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