Soya chunks are a fantastic substitute for meat in almost all non-vegetarian dishes. From biryani to pasta, you can use them in a variety of cuisines as well. Here are two simple recipes to get you started with soya chunks.
Soya Pulao Recipe
- ½ cup Soya chunks
- 1/2 cup Rice
- 2 tbsp Ghee (homemade is preferable)
- 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
- 2 Bay leaves
- 1/2 tsp Peppercorn
- 1/2 Cinnamon stick
- 2 Cloves
- 1/2 cup Onions
- Any vegetable of choice (optional)
Soak the soya chunks in water till it becomes spongy. After that, rinse the pieces a couple of times in water.
Simultaneously, soak the rice in water as well.
Take a pressure cooker and add oil or ghee to it.
Once the oil is heated, add cumin seeds, bay leaves, peppercorns, cinnamon sticks, and cloves.
Chop up onions and toss them in after the spices.
Once the onion becomes golden brown, add vegetables of your choice.
Now, include the soy chunks and sauté for a few minutes.
Add the soaked rice to the cooker with 1 ½ cups water and close the lid.
After one whistle in high flame, put the cooker on simmer mode.
Wait for 4 to 5 whistles. Then, wait for the steam to release before opening the lid.