Cholia aur Soya Bean Ka Pulao

Prep: 40 min Cook: 20 min Number of Portions: 04

A unique combination of fresh green gram and soya bean chunks with aromatic Basmati cooked on dum in sealed pots


Basmati rice - 250 gms
Cholia (fresh green gram) - 100gms
Soya bean chunks - 20 nos
oil - 2tbsp
Onions large - 1 no
Green chilly small - 2nos
Zeera - 2tsp
Cloves - 3nos
Bayleaf - 1 no
Cinnamon 1 long - 1 no
Black peppercorn - 10 nos
Salt - to taste
Water (for boiling rice) - 250ml


  • Pick, wash and soak rice for half hour. Boil water and add salt. Remove from fire and drop in soya bean chunks for 15 mins.
  • Peel the onion and thickly slice it. Heat a heavy bottom and add oil. Add bayleaf, zeera, cloves, peppercorn and cinnamon. Once they splutter add onions and green chillies slit, saute them till onion turns light brown. Squeeze out excess water from the soya chunks and along with cholia add to the pan. Add salt and saute for 2 mins. Add salt and rice. Now pour water and let the rice boil.
  • Once half the water is evaporated turn the heat low and cover with a tight fitting lid.
  • Cook for another 8 mins and turn off the heat. Let it rest in this position for another 10 mins.
  • Remove the lid and serve hot.

Recipe Video


Do not stir the rice at any point as it can break.

The water added to rice is always dependant on the quality of rice and the length of time you soak it for.