The Luscious Pulao

IMG_2670 - CopyThis pulao is flavoured with butter & whole spices; and enriched with textured or texturized vegetable protein.

Textured or texturized vegetable protein (TVP) also known as textured soy protein (TSP), soy meat, or soya chunks  is a defatted soy flour product, a by-product of extracting soybean oil; was invented by the agricultural commodities and food processing company Archer Daniels Midland in the 1960s.

The recipe of this luscious pulao:

Quantity of soya chunksone full big cup (about 100g)

  1. Take 3 cups of water and completely immerse 1 cup of soya chunks in it.
  2. Add a pinch of salt and cook it for about 5 minutes until the chunks turn spongy in texture.
  3. Rinse the cooked chunks in cold water (2 – 3 times) and squeeze dry the chunks for further use.


  • In a blend of generous quantity of (pasteurized, salted) butter and  slight amount of sunflower oil , sauté  fine slices of (3 medium) onions, add  pieces of (3) bay leaves , pieces of (3) Guntur chillies and  green cardamom (4 pods) , salt (according to preference of taste).
  • Blend fresh green peas (about 500g) with the mixture of translucent onion slices and whole spices, when the peas are par-cooked add 2 cups of rice, blend 3 cups of water with the mixture, once the rice is par-cooked add cooked and sliced pieces of soya chunks; cover the utensil and let the water evaporate.

Happy Eating $

About mirandavoice

My interest in writing expands to travel, history, social and general topics. My articles are based primarily on my observations and curiosity in life. You will find the links of my articles in my Twitter account: mirandapresence My blog displays my thoughts. My blog (Quick Indian recipes – Easy, healthy,delicious) has recipes of my innovation in Indian cuisine. Journey along with me into the world of curiosity, Thank you. Sylvia Miranda (
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3 Responses to The Luscious Pulao

  1. chefkreso says:

    Delicious, I make it my same the similar way 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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