Monday, April 26, 2010

Soya Chunks Curry

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.


Ingredients

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

Garnish

Coriander leaves

Method

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.

Serve with rice or roti. Serving after half an hour to one hour or more, enhances the flavor.

33 comments:

Sushma Mallya said...

Am yet to try anything with soya chunks..but your gravy seems like a good one to start with..delicious pravs, nice one and gravy has got a beautiful colour too..

Apu said...

This is so yummy!! I too love soy chunks - they are tasty in curry.

Kairali sisters said...

Great looking curry pravs...We love soy chunks too...will give it a try soon...

Love
KS

Shabs.. said...

Thats an adipoli recipe...i just recenlty tried in one of my dishes and tasted just like meat!!!i was just thinking of making something like this as well....good one....this is somewhat like teh way i prepare my curry too..:)

Subi said...

looks so yummy. never had success with soy chunks till I tried your the soy cutlet recipe. Will definitely try this one too.

Priya said...

Beautiful and tempting curry, love this combination much..

sayantani said...

love soy currry and your version looks lip smacking.

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Ann said...

Love this curry, looks so delicious

Malar Gandhi said...

Looks hot, and spicy...must be delicious for sure.

Pavithra Srihari said...

For me Soya is the chicken ... I just love anything with Soya and this one is really good

5za said...

Thanks for the recipe! purchased soy extract the other with your recipe in mind!
Maybe you don't know, but the exact measurements you give are such a big help for cooks like me, a big thank you for that!

Shall let you know how it turned out :)

Pravs said...

Thanks ladies for checking out this recipe and for your valuable comments.

5za : Thanks for letting me, it means a lot to know how my efforts are useful to the readers.

Pravs said...

5za : You mentioned soy extract...now is that the same thing as nutrela soya chunks ? I have used nutrela's soya chunks for this recipe.

Cuca said...

DELICIOUS. Cooked this dish today and was surprised by how amazing it turned out. I made some changes because I didn't have some spices/ingredients but it was still so good.
Thanks!

Pravs said...

Cuca: Thanks for the feedback :)

rashmi said...

The curry was delicious, my three old loved it too .going to my collection for sure thanks!

Anonymous said...

interesting soya recipe...want to try it out...:)

Mercy Edwin said...

I tried this recipe...really it came very tasty

mercy edwin said...

I tried this..really very delicious

lara warmwinter said...

Tasty! One of our friends doesn't like mauritian fish so substituted for chicken and it still tasted delicious!!

Silky Sharma said...

I made it..it was damn yummy..just like chicken masala

Pravs said...

Silky sharma : Thanks a lot for the feedback :) Glad to know it turned out well.

Ankita Dixit said...

Super yummy..tried it exactly the same way you did...just loved it with rice n salad

Pravs said...

Ankita Dixit : Thanks for the feedback :) Appreciate it.

Rekha Jayakumar said...

Hii today morning i prepared this recepie along with roti and my husband just loved it. thank u for such a wonderful recepie...

Pravs said...

Rekha : Appreciate your feedback. Thank you :)

Anonymous said...

Hey tried today. Its awesome.tnx so much

Anonymous said...

I don't have chicken Masala. What can I use instead. Divya

Pravs said...

Divya : Try with garam masala.

geeta nair said...

Your recipe is super se upar... there is no words to describe.. please do publish such simply fabulous recipes...

geeta nair said...

Your recipe is super se upar... there is no words to describe.. please do publish such simply fabulous recipes....

Pravs said...

Geetha : Thank you :))