SOYA CHUNKS MATAR CURRY(MEAL-MAKER AND GREEN PEAS CURRY)

Soya chunks/soya nuggets are also known as Meal-maker. It is a textuted form of vegetarian protein. To be konwn as one of the richest source of protein and omega-3 fatty acid.

Vegetarian meat substitute, these soya chunks are derived after extraction of soya oil from the beans. A number of yummy recipes can be made out if . Here’s one of them.

RECIPE

Ingredients:-

  • 1 cup Soya chunks
  • 1/2 cup green peas
  • 4 cups of water(for cooking chunks and peas)
  • 2 tablespoon milk
  • 3 tablespoon oil
  • 1 large onion sliced
  • 2 tablespoon coconut grated. (Fresh or dessicated any can be used)
  • 2 Tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste
  • 2 green chillies, slit
  • 1 teaspoon kashmiri red chilly powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder ( haldi )
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder (dhaniya powder)
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala powder.
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk or fresh cream (optional)
  • Salt to taste.

METHOD:-

  1. In a sauce pan, add 3 cups water and soya chunks. Also add 2 tablespoon milk ( this removes the typical smell from the soya chunks). 
  2. Boil them for 7-8 minutes and then turn off the flame. Strain excess water and cool them.
  3. Simultaneously boil 1 cup water and cook green peas. This will take approximately 6-8 minutes.
  4. In another pan, heat and 1 tablespoon oil and add onions and grated coconut. Saute them until it turns golden brown. Grind it to a paste after coing.
  5. In the same pan, add 2 tablespoon oil. Add cumin seeds amd let the. Splutter.
  6. Then add the ginger-garlic paste and saute for 30 seconds. Add tomatoes and cook till they become soft.
  7. Now add dry spices and cook for 1 minute. Now add the onion-coconut paste and cook fo 2 minutes.
  8. Finally add the soya chunks and peas. Add some water and salt to taste. Bring it to boil and cover the pan. Simmer for 10-12 minutes.
  9. Finally add coconut milk/ cream ,mix well. 
  10. Serve hot with Roti and rice.

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