Mar 072014

Soya chunks or soy meat is a good source of protein and it is a good alternative for those who don’t eat meat.It tastes and looks like meat.This spicy soy chunks roast  goes well with rice.

Soya Chunks Roast (4)

Ingredients

  1. Soy chunks – 250 gms
  2. Onion(big,chopped) – 2
  3. Ginger paste – 1 tbsp
  4. Garlic paste- 1 tbsp
  5. Tomato(finely chopped) – 1
  6. Mustard seeds- 1tsp
  7. Curry leaves – 2-3 sprigs
  8. Dry red chilly –2
  9. Coconut bits(thengakothu) – 2 tbsp
  10. Fennel seeds powder – 1/2 tsp
  11. Salt
  12. Oil

For Roasting

  1. Grated Coconut –3/4 cup
  2. Dry Red Chilly – 6
  3. Garlic – 2
  4. Cloves – 4
  5. Cinnamon stick – 1”inch piece
  6. Coriander seeds – 1 tbsp
  7. Peppercorns – 1 tsp
  8. Fennel seeds – 1 tsp
  9. Turmeric powder – 1tsp
  10. Kashmiri red chilly powder – 1tbsp

 

Soya Chunks Roast (3)

Soya Chunks Roast (2)

preparation

  1. Boil water in  a pan and add soy chunks to it. Let it boil for 5 minutes.Remove from Fire.Drain the excess water and let it cool for sometime. Then squeeze out the extra water out of it.
  2. Heat little oil in a pan and roast the ingredients listed above.roast coconut till brown in color.Add the spice powders only after removing from fire, otherwise it will get burned.Once it is cool, grind it into a fine paste.
  3. Heat oil in a pan.Add mustard seeds and let it splutter.Add dry red chilly,curry leaves and coconut bits to it and saute it.
  4. Add ginger-garlic paste,chopped onions and chopped tomato.Once it is done,add the coconut paste to it.
  5. Add boiled soy chunks to it and mix well.Cover and cook on medium flame for 5 minutes.
  6. Open the lid and add fennel seeds powder to it.Stir well and Continue to cook on low flame for 30-40 minutes till chunks are dry.Stir in between.
  7. Serve with rice or chappathi.
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Sep 162011

Soy is high in Proteins and it is a good substitute for meat and contains no fat..This is a healthy and  spicy dry curry for rotis or rice.

Soya -Cauliflower Masala

Ingredients

  1. Cauliflower(medium,cut into florets) – 1 cup
  2. Soya chunks – 1/2 cup
  3. Onion(chopped) – 2
  4. Ginger –Garlic Paste – 1 tbsp
  5. Green Chilly – 2
  6. Kashmiri Red chilly powder- 2 tsp
  7. Turmeric powder – 1tsp
  8. Coriander pwoder –1/2 tsp
  9. Tomato(chopped) – 1
  10. Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp
  11. Cumin seeds(jeerakam) –1/4 tsp
  12. Cloves – 2
  13. Bay leaf –1
  14. Cinnamon stick – 1/2” piece
  15. Cardamom – 2
  16. salt
  17. Coriander leaves
  18. Oil

Soya -Gobhi Masala (2)

 

Preparation

  1. Soak soy chunks in warm water for 10 minutes and squeeze out the excess water.
  2. Chop cauliflower into florets and immerse in warm water(add a pinch of turmeric to the warm water) for 2-3 minutes to get rid of germs.
  3. Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds,cloves,bay leaf,cardamom and cinnamon stick.Let it splutter and once the aroma of fried jeera comes,add chopped onions,ginger-garlic paste  and saute till onion turns golden brown
  4. Add chopped green chilly,chopped tomatoes to it and once tomatoes are soft,add red chilly powder,pepper powder , turmeric powder and coriander powder.
  5. Mix well and once the oil starts to leave the pan,add soy chunks and cauliflower florets.Add salt to it and Stir well.
  6. Add 1/2 cup of water to it.Cover and cook for 5-8 minutes till  veggies are cooked well.
  7. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
  8. Serve with rice or Roti

I am sending this to Veggie/ Fruit a Month Event for September- Cauliflower hosted by Priya and Tiffin Carrier Antiques.

VFAM-Cauliflower

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Jan 202009

Soya kootu curry

Ingredients

  1. Soya chunks – 50 gms
  2. Onion(chopped) – 2
  3. Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  4. Kashmiri chilly Powder – 2 tsp
  5. Coriander powder – 2 tsp
  6. Pepper powder – 1/4 tsp
  7. Coconut milk -(first extracted – 1/2 cup)(second extracted- 1 cup)
  8. Garam masala powder – 3/4 tsp
  9. Salt
  10. Coconut oil – 2 tbsp
  11. Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  12. Dry red chilly – 3
  13. Curry leaves

Preparation

  1. Soak Soya chunks in water for 2 hours. Then squeeze out water and keep aside.
  2. Heat oil in pan. saute chopped onions till light brown.Add all masala powders and fry until raw smell goes.
  3. Add boiled Soya to it and mix. Add 2nd extracted coconut milk,soya chunks,salt and cook till done.
  4. Once gravy thickens,Add the first extracted coconut milk,garam masala to it and remove from fire.
  5. Heat oil in a pan. splutter mustard seeds,dry red chilly ,curry leaves and add it to the gravy.
  6. Serve with rice or chappathi.
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