Friday, September 9, 2016

SOYA CHUNKS RECIPE - SOYA MATAR GRAVY / SOYA BEANS CHUNKS GRAVY

Hi foodies. I think this is the first time am featuring soya chunks recipe in my blog. Soya bean  chunks is a meaty textured veggie which is a great source of protein and fiber. Soya chunks can be served as a replacement for meat in vegetarian dishes. Cooking soy beans is something different when compared to other veggies. No need of any meal maker app for this healthy  veggie side dish recipe. I just love adding this veggie meat to chicken recipes too. Here am sharing this recipe of soya chunks gravy / soya matar gravy which i adapted from varevah.com and slightly altered to suit my taste. For those green peas lovers here is the soy and peas combo curry which pairs best with chappathi, roti, indian bread, puri and like so. You can also make lots of variety quick meals with this delicious veggie meat like soya chunks fried rice, soya chunks stir fry, soya paneer masala like so.  Hope you all will try this easy meal maker recipe soon and drop your feedback. Will try to share all those soya chunks recipes soon (is in my draft). 







INGREDIENTS

Soya chunks / soya nuggets           - 1 cup
Green peas / matar                         - half a cup (soaked over night)
Onion                                              - 2 nos, sliced
Tomato                                            - 3 nos, chopped
Ginger garlic paste                          - 1 tbsp
Cumin seeds                                     - half tsp
Turmeric powder                              - half tsp
Chili powder                             - 1 tsp (i used kashmir chili powder)
Coriander powder                              - 2 tsp
Garam masala powder                        - 1 tsp
Salt
Oil


PREPARATION 











  • Soak the green peas overnight or can use frozen green peas instead (no need of soaking). Drain and set aside.
  • Soak soya chunks in water for 15 minutes. And then soak it in salted hot water for 10 minutes, drain the excess water, wash it in tap water and set aside. Some people will squeeze the excess water in soy before cooking (i just don't like it)
  • Now in a pan heat half tsp of oil and stir fry this soya chunks for 2 minutes and set aside.
  • To the same pan, add 3 tbsp of oil and splutter cumin seeds. Then saute ginger garlic pate and once raw smell vanishes, saute onion for few minutes. Then add tomato and cook for few minutes.
  • To this, add all the spice powders and salt . Mix well and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from flame and allow it to cool.
  • Once cooled, grind it to a fine paste and pour it into the pan along with the soaked drained green peas. You can add 1 cup of water if required .
  • Let it cook until the matar / green peas is half done. If u need u can pressure cooked the green peas to the ground mixture  or can pressure cook it now before adding soya chunks. 
  • When done, add the stir fried soya chunks and mix very well.
  • Cook until done and check for salt. 
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Delicious healthy side dish ready. Serve hot with rice, chapati...
  • Enjoy.


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