Soya chunks or soya nuggets has lot of health benefits. It is an excellent source of protein and is also rich in vitamin B and Omega-3 fatty acids. It is very nutritious and also easy to prepare.You can make a variety of dishes with it and also add it to your regular biryani or pulao or vegetable kurma.They have the tendency to absorb any flavor that it is cooked with.Today let us learn how to make soya chunks curry or meal maker curry/gravy following this very easy recipe.
How to prepare Soya Chunks Gravy/ Curry
Prep time - under 15 mins
Cook time - under 30 mins
Soya chunks -1 cup
Onion - 2 medium size or 1 big
Tomato - 2 big
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Cashew paste - (soak 5-6 cashew nuts in hot water, drain and grind it to a paste)
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Chilli powder -2 tsp (I used home made which is not very hot)
Coriander powder -11/2 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
For the seasoning
Oil -2 tbsp
Cumin seeds or jeera seeds - 1 tsp
How to cook soya chunks
Bring water to boil with a little salt, add soya chunks to it. Keep covered for 30 minutes. Then remove it from water, rinse it well to get rid of the smell and squeeze out the excess water. Cut it into 2 pieces and keep it aside.
Blanch tomatoes and take tomato puree. ( refer how to blanch tomatoes)
Heat oil in a pan, add jeera seeds, when it splutters, add finely chopped onions.
Fry till onions turn golden brown, then add ginger garlic paste and saute for a few more minutes.
Then add tomato puree, turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala and cook well till the raw flavor goes.
Now add soya chunks, needed salt, 1 cup of water and cook covered till the soya chunks gets incorporated with the gravy well.
Finally add cashewnut paste and cook for a few more minutes.
Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot as a side dish for chapati or pulao or naan.