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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Soya Chunks Curry

Ingredients:

Soya Chunks - 1 1/2 cups
Curd - 2 cups
Onion - 4 medium sized
Garlic Cloves - 8
Grated Coconut - 6 tbsps
Cashewnuts - 12
Red Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander Powder - 1 tsp
Garam Masala Powder - 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Curry Leaves - 10
Sugar - 1 tsp
Oil - 3 tsps
Salt to taste
Coriander Leaves, chopped - 1 tbsp

Method:

  1. Boil soya chunks in water and strain the water out. Repeat this one more time. This reduces the odour of soya chunks.
  2. Place them in a strainer and squeeze slightly to remove any excess water.
  3. Beat curd thoroughly and keep aside.
  4. Dry roast grated coconut and cashew nuts separately.
  5. Heat 2 tsps of oil in a wok, and fry chopped onions and garlic cloves until onion turns translucent.
  6. Blend fried onion and garlic with roasted coconut and cashewnuts into a smooth paste adding little water.
  7. Heat remaining oil in another wok, add cumin seeds and curry leaves.
  8. When cumin seeds start sizzling, add blended paste and fry until it turns slightly brown.
  9. Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, sugar, salt and garam masala.Mix well.
  10. Now add beaten curd and cook in medium flame for 5-8 mins.
  11. Add cooked soya chunks and continue cooking for 10 more mins in medium flame.
  12. Garnish with coriander leaves.
  13. Serve with phulkas, chapatis, rotis or steamed rice.

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