Monday, May 28, 2012

Soya Chunks Curry-Meal Maker Curry (gravy)

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.

Soya chunks curry-Meal maker gravy

Soya Chunks Gravy-Curry

Soya Chunks Gravy

 Prep Time : 15 mins
 Cook Time : 30 mins 
 Serves: 2-3
 Recipe CategorySide Dish
 Recipe CuisineIndian

   Ingredients needed

   Soya chunks/meal maker -1 cup
   Onion - 2 medium size or 1 big
   Tomato - 2 big
   Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
   Cashew nuts -5-6

   Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
   Chilli powder -2 tsp (home made is not very hot)
   Coriander powder -1 1/2 tsp
   Garam masala powder - 1 tsp

   For the seasoning

   Oil -2 tbsp
   Cumin seeds/jeera seeds - 1 tsp


How to cook soya chunks

Bring water to boil with a little salt, add soya chunks to it. Keep it 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)

Cashew nut paste - Soak 5-6 cashew nuts in hot water for 15 minutes, drain the water and grind it to a smooth paste.


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 until 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 cashew nut 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.

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  1. nice n tasty soya curry....i like the addition of the cashew!

  2. Healthy curry looks inviting!!

  3. awesome nutritious curry.......

  4. curry looks so delicious..perfect side dish for rotis!

  5. We make this often in our house..a healthy curry and we can have variations of it too.

  6. Healthy curry. Did not make it in recent times. Looks so good !!

  7. Nutritious and protein rich curry.

  8. WOW! Soya chunks are so healthy! I always have in my dinner :) I like this variation :)


  9. Thanks for sharing a healthy meal..

  10. Delicious dish! It is a recipe I would love to try.

  11. healthy soya gravy...happy to follow your site..drop your visit at our site

  12. You truly are very creative as you're stating in your profile :)

    Lovely posts!


  13. gonna try tonight for roti!!!!

  14. I tried it today , and it turned out reallly awesome !!

  15. Tried this recipe today and everyone loved it!! I liked the idea of cashews and added a few almonds too!

  16. Very nice receipe... Each and every receipe in ur blog is really very very yummy. Thanks a ton for all the wonderful receipes

  17. I am just entering cooking field. I am a male and doing phd. i cook myself. Each and every item islearnt through your blog. i record my sincere gratitude to you mam. Thanks a lot.

  18. Oh my god ... It's came perfect .. Delicious n healthy ...

  19. Hi.. can we use almonds paste instead of cashews? Will it make a big difference?

    1. Yes, you can use almond paste also. It will not make a big difference.

  20. I have tried recipe today.. it was delicious n healthy. Thank you dear

  21. I have tried recip today.i tried with rice it was so delicious.daily am cooking ur recip and am getting appreciation from my hus thank u so much

  22. What can we use instead of cashew milk

  23. Hi Padhu, your recipes are amazing. I follow your blog regularly. When I soak soya chunks in hot water, it gets dissolved immediately and becomes a paste. So how do I proceed further? Should I then add it towards the end assuming it's already processed?

    1. Thank you for liking my recipes. Soya chunks doesn't get dissolved, it only absorbs water. Change the brand then.


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