Soya and Tomato Pulao
Basmathi rice 2 cups
Soya chunks 1 cup
Onion chopped 1/4 cup
Green chilies 4
Mint leaves / Pudina 1/2 cup
Cilantro 1/2 cup
Grated coconut fresh 1/2 cup
Cinnamon sticks 2 inch long
Bay leaves 2
Curry leaves 4
Ginger 1 inch long
Garlic cloves 4
Oil 4 sps
Salt to taste
Kaju/ Cashew 6
Water 4 cups
Wash and soak rice for 30minutes.
Soak soya chunks also in warm water for 30minutes.
Grind together mint leaves,green chilies, cilantro, coconut, 1/2 of the whole garam masala, ginger
and garlic to smooth paste.
In a pan heat oil and add rest of the whole garam masala and bay leaves and curry leaves.
Saute for a minute and add chopped onion and kaju/ Cashew.
Now add the masala paste and cook for few minutes.
Mean while squeeze out the water from soya chunks and wash them throughly.
Again squeeze excess water and keep aside.
Now add chopped tomato and mix well.
Add soya chunks and washed rice.
Add salt and 4 cups of water.
Mix well and cover with lid.
Cook on medium flame till done.
Serve hot with raita or any gravy curry.