Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Minced Soya chunk Curry

Cooking Time : 30 mins
Serves            : 2

Soya Chunk is a very healthy food. Those who hate to eat Non-Veg can prefer Soya. I have prepared this recipe similar to Mutton Kheema (kothu curry). This goes well with Poori, Chapathi.


INGREDIENTS:
Soya Chunks                         12 no
Big Onion                               1
Big Tomato                            1
Ginger garlic paste                   1 tbsp
Turmeric powder                      1/4 tsp
Red Chilli Powder                   1 tsp
Garam masala powder             1 tsp
Cinnamon sticks                      1
Cloves                                    1
Bay Leaves                             1
Salt                                        To Taste
Coriander leaves                     To Garnish

TO GRIND
Cashew nuts                5
Grated Cocunut          1/4 cup
Cumin seeds               1 tbsp
Coriander seeds          2 tbsp
Dry Red chillies           3-4
Fennel seeds               1/2 tsp


METHOD:
  1. Soak the soya in water. Add salt and boil in medium flame. Once the water starts to boil, remove from the flame. Take the soya from water after 10 mins so that the water will be cooled by that time. Drain the water and squeeze all water from soya and grind the soya in mixer in slow mode for 2 times only. Don't grind much.
  2. Grind the items mentioned in "To Grind" section to a fine paste along with the cocunut and fennel seeds.
  3. In a pressure cooker, heat oil and add Bay leaf, cinnamon sticks, cloves and wait till the aroma comes.
  4. Add onion and fry well till it becomes light brown. Add ginger garlic paste. Add tomatoes and cook till it becomes tender. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, minced soya chunks, salt and stir well. Add the ground paste and stir well. Pressure cook for 2 whistles in medium flame and keep in low flame for 10 mins and remove from flame. Allow the cooker to cool and open.
  5. Add Garam Masala and boil for 2 mins and Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.
Tips:
  • Add freshly grated Cocunut and ginger-garlic paste to get good taste.
  • While preparing Soya Recipes, use more oil since soya  requires more oil.
  • Squeeze the soya well to drain the water.
  • Grind the soya in mixer in slow mode for 2 times only. 
I am very happy to link this recipe to the event "Serve It - Pressure Cooked" Organised by Krithi's Kitchen. This is my first entry too.



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