A soya nuggets / chunks curry with potato tastes more or less like a mutton curry. This gravy curry will be good with rice or roti. Also if the curry rests for an hour or so, it will taste even better with all the flavors settling in. Good amount of onion and oil is used for this recipe to get good results.
Monday, April 26, 2010
1.5 cups - Nutrela Soya Chunks
1 big - Potato, quatered
4 big - Onion, chopped
1'' piece - Ginger, pound well
6 big flakes - Garlic, pound well
2 big - Tomato, grated or pureed
1/4 tsp - Jeera
2 tsp - Coriander powder
1 tsp - Red chili powder
1 tsp - Turmeric powder
1 tsp - Chicken masala powder
1 ) Wash soya chunks then soak in enough hot water for 1/2 an hour. Squeeze out all the water well. Again wash in fresh water and squeeze out the water. Do one more time, squeeze all the water out very well and set aside.
2 ) Heat 1/4 cup oil in a pressure cooker, add jeera, then add onion, little salt and fry on low heat till onion turns light brown in color. Now add ginger garlic paste and fry for a second. Then add the powders - coriander, red chili and turmeric powder and fry till the raw smell goes.
3 ) Now add tomato and fry till tomato is cooked and oil separates on low heat.Then add potato quarters and fry well till potato is fried a bit. Then add soya chunks and fry well for 5 minutes on low heat. Add more oil if necessary.
4 ) In another utensil bring 3 cups water to a boil. Pour this water to the cooker, stir, add salt to taste. Close the cooker and pressure cook for 2 to 3 whistles. Once the cooker is cool, open the lid, place the cooker back on heat and then add chicken masala powder, simmer and cook for 5 minutes. Then finally garnish with coriander leaves and serve.