Soya Chunks Rice,Grilled Paneer( Cottage Cheese) with Mint Dip(Veg Indian Platter)

Soya Chunks Rice,Grilled Paneer( Cottage Cheese) with Mint Dip:

Yesterday I prepared a complete vegetarian platter for dinner !! Paneer and soya chunks were the key ingredients..


So I am taking this to Angie’s Firsta Friday#24!! Hope all my veg  and non-veg friends would love it?!!

Recipe of Soya Rice:



  • Soya chunks-1 small bowl( put it in boiling water for some time with salt and squeeze out ecxess water from it)
  • rice-1 1/2 cups( boiled and drain out excess water)
  • Carrot-2( cut to small pcs)
  • beans-( cut to small)
  • Potato-2 ( cut to small )
  • Onion-1 ( chopped )
  • garam masala powder-1 teaspoon
  • black pepper powder-1/2 teaspoon
  • Ginger&Garlic paste-1 teaspoon
  • Ghee-3 spoon
  • whole garam masala spices-as shown in image( just for the smell and flavor)

How to make:

1)heat a pot, add 1 1/2 spoon ghee,saute the wholespices and later add the soya chunks and cook for a while.. Keep it aside on another plate when done..


2)now heat the same pot, add left ghee and then add onion.. Cook it for few mins and then add potato and carrots.. Add enough salt.. Let it cook with lid closed..


3)now add the G&G paste,beans to this and saute well.. Later add the masala powders and soya chunks..pour some water and mix well..


4)now start adding the rice in batches and stir it well.. Now add all rice and it should be mixed buy ultram for dogs well with the veggie stuff..


5)make the flame low and cook withlid closed for 4-5 mins and off the flame!!

Soya chunk rice is ready?!!

Recipe of grilled paneer:


  • Paneer( cottage cheese)-1 packet cut to thick small slices
  • Marinade made out of-G&G paste( 1/2 spoon),chilly powder(1/2 spoon), Kashmiri Chilly(1/2 teaspoon), turmeric powder(1/2 teaspoon), pepper powder(1/2 spoon), coriander powder-1/2 spoon, cumin seeds(1/2 teaspoon), salt and water
  • skewes-2
  • green bell pepper-1/2 ( cut to square pieces)
  • onion-1( cut to square pieces)

How to make:

1)marinate all the ingredients well to the cottage cheese and keep it in the refrigerator for 1 hour or so..


2)later take it out and grill it in a grilling pan along with some olive oil greased on it..turn both sides and grill it..don’t overcook!!


3)also grill the green bell pepper and onion inserted within a skewer!!turn all sides and grill it..

Grilled spicy paneer is ready!!

Recipe of Mint Dip:


  • mint-1 big bunch
  • cilantro leaves-small bunch
  • curd-3 spoon or more
  • sugar-a pinch
  • salt-as per needed
  • lime juice-1/2 lemon
  • Onion-1 small

How to make:

1) blend all the ingredients together well (add 1/2 the curd first).. Then later add the left curd to it after taking off from the blender..


Mint dip is ready?!!

so enjoy the whole vegetarian  platter full of yummy spicy Indian food?




Njoy Folks?!!


  1. Soya chunks and paneer what a combo….?

    1. yeah they tasted yumm…thank you chithra:-)

  2. Hey Nimmi, Amazing recipe. 😀 Also, I think you got mixed up with Vegan and Vegetarian. Vegan is completely no diary-no paneer/curd. Hope you didn’t mind me saying it. 🙂

    1. Ohhh?!! Thank you so much Charanya for correcting me!! I was unaware of this!! ??so kind of you to stop and telling me?!! I appreciate it

  3. I am sure I never had soya chunks before, but this looks good, Nimmi. Vegetarian, you said? Hmm, perfect meal. Happy FF#24 to you and enjoy the weekend!

    1. Yeah jhuls, vegetarian( small mistake)!! Hope you will try it some day.. Happy FF#24

  4. What a delicious recipe, thanks so much for sharing! Happy Fiesta Friday! 🙂

  5. Soya chunks in rice, wanted to try it for a very long time. Thanks for the recipe Nimmi 🙂

    1. My pleasure Malar?!!i hope you will try some day and loves it!! Thank you so much for stopping by

  6. Like soya chunk in rice its been long tokme since I had them

    1. Ohh, wow!! So have it now.. Njoy the party?..
      Happy FF?

  7. Hello – I am one of the co-hosts for Fiesta Friday this week and I think t!hat you will find a lot of takers for this lovely and delicious dish! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe with us – Happy Fiesta Friday

    1. Thank you so much Selma?!! I enjoy the party with you as a wonderful co-host?❤..
      Happy FF!!

  8. This is delicious, Nimmi! Love soya chunks and paneer in my food and this combination of grilled paneer with soya in the rice is yummy.

  9. so much fun in doing platters 🙂 looks so good <3

  10. It looks delicious.. I dont know much about veggie cooking.. I would love to see more recipes and try on 🙂

    1. Vyshu, i am also not a veggie person.. Still love to cook and try new tastes as its more challenging for me to please the family with veggie stuff?!!

      1. Oh.. Thats cool.. Still your recipe looks awesome 🙂

  11. Hi Nimmi, this is a delicious platter you have brought to FF! Great combo – love the flavorful rice with soya chunks and the spicy grilled panner. The refreshing mint dip perfectly complements these two! Awesome! Happy Fiesta Friday to you. And so nice to meet you through FF. Hope you are having fun at the party! 🙂

  12. Your photos are really mouthwatering and have really made me want to try this dish. All those fresh ingredients make it ideal for this time of year. Lovely to meet you and thanks for joining us at Fiesta Friday.

  13. Grilled paneer….wow! So intrigued by that!

  14. What nice combination of items. A perfect meal. 🙂

    1. thank you so much Sadia:-)

  15. Nimmi! <3 I'm not vegan… but I would totally eat this often!! It looks so delicious!! Love the combination of flavors.. <3

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