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Soya Chunks Gravy with Vegetables

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As I had soya chunks in a large quantity planned to prepare a whole platter for lunch with soya chunks, decided to prepare soya chunks pulav, then was hunting for a gravy recipe, and found out this recipe, it was an interesting one with the blend of few vegetables and some spices. Let us move on to the recipe…

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Soya chunks gravy with Vegetables

Soya chunks gravy with Vegetables

Ingredients:

  • Onions – 2 nos(medium sized)
  • Cauliflower – 200 gm
  • Carrot – 50 gm
  • French Beans – 30 gm
  • Green chilies – 2 nos
  • Green peas – 50 gm
  • Cumin seeds – 1 ½ tsp
  • Fennel seeds – 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Curry leaves – a string
  • Tomato – 1 no
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil – 1 tbsp

Preparation:

  • Clean and chop the vegetables lengthwise. Cut the cauliflower into big florets.
  • Peel and roughly chop 1 ½ nos of onions and finely chop the rest of the onions.
  • Wash and roughly chop the tomato. Slit a green chili.
  • Half boil the vegetables. Drain the water and reserve the water.
  • Take onions, cauliflower, cinnamon stick, 1 tsp of cumin seeds, fennel seeds along with two green chilies and little of salt, grind them to fine paste.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, add in the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves and wait until they crackle.
  • Add in the onions, slit green chili and cook them until they turn golden brown.
  • Pour in the grounded paste and cook them until the raw smell goes off.
  • Add in the tomatoes and cook them until they become mushy.
  • Pour in a cup of water, wait until it boils and add the soya chunks. Cover with the lid and cook for five mins until the gravy thickens.
  • Add in the boiled vegetables, give a stir and cover with the lid.
  • Cook in low flame until the oil separates and floats on the top.

Serve hot. Goes well with pulav’s and any Indian flat bread.

 

Potato and soya gravy / Aloo soya gravy

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Soya chunks are made from soy beans and they work well as meat substitutes. Aloo soya gravy is a low calorie recipe and a must for those who yearn for health and foods. Also it tastes like meat. If the curry rests for an hour or so, it will taste even better with all the flavors settling in. This gravy goes out well with rice and all Indian bread.

Aloo Soya gravy / Potato Soya gravy

Aloo Soya gravy / Potato Soya gravy

Ingredients:

  • Aloo / Potato – 3 (medium size)
  • Soya chunks – 75 gm
  • Cumin seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Curry leaves – a string
  • Onions – 3 nos
  • Tomato – 2 nos
  • Ginger – garlic paste – 1 tbsp
  • Yogurt/Curd – 2 tbsp
  • Chilli powder – ½ tsp
  • Garam masala – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Coriander leaves – 5 strings
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil – 1 tbsp

Preparation:

  • Boil 5 cups of water in a bowl. Take soya chunks in a bowl and pour half of the water to it. Soak it for 10 mins. Then squeeze out the water from the soya chunks and chop them into small pieces.
  • Put the tomatoes in the other half of the water and let it boil. After 5 mins, take out the tomato and peel out the skin and grind them to a paste.
  • Finely chop the onions, potatoes and coriander leaves.
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker, put cumin and curry leaves. Wait till they splatter.
  • Put the ginger-garlic paste, sauté till they golden brown colour.
  • Put the onions and fry till they are transparent.
  • Put the tomato puree and sauté till the raw smell goes off.
  • Put the soya chunks, potato and coriander leaves, followed by all the spice powders and salt.
  • Sauté them for 5 mins, till the raw smell goes off.
  • Pour in a cup of water and wait till it boils.
  • Pour in the curd/yogurt, give a stir and cover the pressure cooker.
  • Wait for 2 whistles and transfer it to a bowl. Serve hot.

Soya Tikki (Baked and Fried)

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Ingredients:

  • Soya chunks – 1 cup
  • Grated carrot – ¼ cup
  • Boiled potato – ½ cup
  • Green chillies – 2 nos
  • Garam masala – 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil – 3 tsp

Preparation:

  • Soak the soya chunks in warm water. Squeeze out the water and keep it aside.
  • Grind the soya chunks in a mixie.
  • Put the grounded soya chunks, mashed potato, carrot, green chillies, garam masala and salt.
  • Mix them all together.
  • Make them into small balls and pat them.
  • Arrange them on a microwavable plate and drizzle two drops of oil on it.
  • Preheat the microwave to 180 degree.
  • Place the plate in the microwave and cook them.

Fried version:

  • Heat oil on a tawa.
  • Place the vada on the tawa and drizzle oil to the sides.
  • Swap the vada and again drizzle oil on the sides.
  • Take out, once cooked.

Serve hot with Tomato sauce.