Rice is cooked with small Soy granules.
- 1 cup small Soy granules (Soyatein)
- 2 cups Basmati Rice
- 1 Bay Leaf
- 1” stick of Cinnamon
- 2 Green Cardamoms
- ½ tsp Caraway Seeds
- ½ tsp Peppercorns
- 1 tbsp Garlic paste
- 1 tbsp Ginger Paste
- 1 small Onion Onions finely sliced
- 2 Green Chilies finely chopped
- 1 tsp Red Chili Powder
- 1 tsp Garam Masala Powder
- ½ cup Yogurt
- 2 tbsp Mint Leaves chopped
- 2 tbsp Cilantro Leaves chopped
- Salt to taste
- 2-3 tbsp ghee (Clarified Butter)
- Soak soyatein in warm water for 10-15 minutes. Squeeze out the water. Repeat the process of soaking and squeezing out 3 to 4 times. It will make granules extra soft.
- Heat oil in a pan; add Bay leaves, Cinnamon, Cardamoms, and Caraway Seeds, Peppercorns, sliced onions and chopped green chilies. Sauté it well.
- Add Soya granules and cook on medium heat for a 5-6 minutes.
- Add garlic paste, ginger paste, red chili powder and ½-cup yogurt and fry for 4-5 minutes.
- Now add chopped mint leaves, chopped cilantro leaves, salt, garam masala powder, 3 ½ cups water and soaked basmati rice. Mix lightly.
- Allow rice to cook over a high heat first. Cover the pan and further cook on low heat for 10-12 minutes until rice is done.
- Garnish with crispy brown fried onions.
- Serve hot with onion raita and green chutney.
Do You Know:
Soy granules are made from defatted soy flour, a by-product of making soybean oil. It is quick to cook, high in protein, and low in fat.
These are also known as textured soy protein (TSP), soy meat, or meat analogue or meat substitute.