Monday, October 27, 2014

Soya Chunks Kurma Recipe-Meal Maker Kurma-Soya Chunks Vegetable Masala Gravy

Soya chunks or soya nuggets is a rich source of protein. This kurma is prepared with mixed vegetable and nutritious soya chunks or meal maker. As the soya chunks are are spongy (when cooked) and tasteless they absorb the flavors of this kurma well. It tastes great with chapatis and flavored rice. Today we will learn how to make soya chunks kurma with vegetables following this easy recipe with step wise pictures. 

Soya Chunks Kurma-Meal Maker Kurma

Soya Chunks Kurma-Meal Maker Kurma

Soya Chunks Kurma-Meal Maker Kurma

 Prep Time : 15 mins
 Cook Time : 20 mins 
 Serves: 4
 Recipe CategorySide Dish-Side dish for chapati
 Recipe CuisineIndian

   Ingredients needed

   Soya Chunks or meal maker -1 cup heaped

   Onion - 1 big
   Green chilli -1 slit
   Ginger garlic paste -1 tsp
   Tomato -1
   Mixed Vegetables -1 1/4 cup
   Salt needed

   Chilli powder
   Turmeric powder -1/4 tsp
   Coriander powder - 2 tsp
   Garam masala -3/4 tsp

   For grinding

   Coconut - 1/4 cup
   Cashew nuts- 4
   Green chillies -2
   Fennel seeds/sombu/saunf - 1 tsp
   Fried gram/pottukadalai - 2 tsp

   For the seasoning

   Oil- 2 tbsp
   Cinnamon - 1 inch piece
   Cloves - 2
   Bay leaf -1
   Curry leaves- few

   For Garnishing

   Coriander leaves-2 tbsp finely chopped


Boil water with a little salt. Put the soya chunks in the boiling water and switch off the heat. Let it remain in the water for half an hour.

After half an hour, drain the water completely, rinse the soya chunks 2-3 times in running water and squeeze out all the excess water gently. Cut it into 2-3 pieces and keep it aside.

how to cook meal maker-soya chunks

Chop onion and tomatoes and keep it ready.

Cut all the vegetables (I used a mix of carrot, beans, peas and potato) and par boil it or steam it. Keep it aside.

Soak cashew nuts in hot water for 10 minutes. Grind coconut, green chilli, fried gram, fennel seeds along with cashew nuts to a fine paste.

preparation for soya chunks kurma

We have cooked soya chunks, par boiled vegetables and the paste ready. We will proceed to make the soya nuggets kurma.


Heat oil in a kadai/pan, add cinnamon, cloves and bay leaf.

Saute for a few seconds, then add chopped onions, green chilli and curry leaves.

When onion turns transparent, add ginger garlic paste and saute for a few more minutes.

sauteing onions

Add chopped  tomatoes, turmeric powder, coriander powder, chilli powder and salt needed.

Cook until tomatoes become mushy.

how to make meal maker kurma

Then add the soya chunks and mix until it is well coated with the masala.

how to make soya chunks kurma

Add the steamed or par boiled vegetables and mix well again.

soya chunks vegetable kurma

Add the ground paste, garam masala, 2 1/2 cups of water and cook simmered until everything gets blended well.

soya chunks kurma recipe

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with chapati or ghee rice or jeera pulao.

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  1. Can I use soya granules instead of chunks? If so how to use that, thx in advance

  2. I'd love to have with roti and raita.....

  3. Tried this today. Turned out delicious. A healthy mouthwatering dish. Served with idiaapam.

    1. Menaka
      Very delicious kurma....thanks padhu

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  5. Hi. Just now made it for dinner. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Today made this for chappati .. It was so yummyyyy .. Normally My husband doesn't like soya chunks but this he liked it .... My son enjoyed and loved it as he s a gr8 fan of soya chunks ! I am a regular follower of ur page ... Thanks for all the lovely recipe!

  7. I tried this yesterday. It turned out awesome. My husband liked it very much.

  8. Thank you so much Padhu. It was delicious.

  9. Is it ok if we dont ads pottu kadalai? N y do we add it?

    1. Pottu kadalai is added for thickening. Since we have added cashew nuts, you can skip it.

  10. Can I skip the coconut in this dish

    1. Adding coconut is the highlight of this dish. You can add coconut milk also.

  11. Yaa. It was really a variety vegetable curry. Superb. I respect your talent

  12. Hi Padhu, as always, your recipes are awesome and I follow your blog regularly. Just wondering if there's a way to make this dish without tomatoes or puree ?

    1. Thank you Harini for liking my blog. I have added just 1 tomato. You can skip it if you do not prefer.


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