Nowadays, soya n soya products started playing vital role in everyone's life coz of dieting..There are many ways to include soya in our daily menu...Lots of delicious recipes can be prepared using them. I tried this different version of curry using soya chunks...Very flavorful curry and perfect with ghee rice / coconut milk rice or roti / naan...
Soya chunks, also known as Meal maker in india, is an excellent replacement for meat recipes.....When I was kid, had seen my relatives using this soya chunks only during puratasi maasam ( only month we eat veg :) ) My mom doesn't prepare this at home so I am not aware of the taste...Only after marriage I tried n tasted this, googled alot to know the benefits of soya and started including in our regular diet.
And coming to the benefits of soya chunks...
It is a high protein content which exceeds the amount of protein found in meat, eggs, milk and wheat.....Another interesting fact for women is, it reduce the risk of osteoporosis...
Soya is high in fiber, which lowers the cholesterol. They are rich in Vitamins B and Omega 3 Fattly acids, which is very good for heart.
- 1 Cup Soya chunks / Soya Nuggets
- 1 Onion, chopped
- 1/4 Cup Groundnut, roasted
- 1 Tsp Til
- 1 Tbsp Coriander seeds
- 4 - 5 Dry red chillies
- 1/4 Cup Grated Coconut
- 2 Tbsp Oil
- Salt to taste
- Coriander leaves, finely chopped for garnishing
- Soak the soya chunks in warm water for half an hour.
- Heat a pan and roast the groundnut, peel the skin and keep aside.
- Dry roast the coriander seeds, dry red chillies, grated coconut and til seperately.
- Add everything together in a mixie and grind to a fine paste adding little water.
- Heat 1/2 tbsp oil in a pan and add the chopped onion. Fry them for couple of minutes in a medium flame and remove them.
- Cool and grind to a fine paste.
- Now heat the remaining oil in a pan and add the ground onion paste.
- Fry it for a minute and add the ground masala.
- Mix well and add salt.
- Simmer it for couple of minutes.
- Meanwhile, drain the soaked water and wash the soya chunks.
- Add them to the gravy and cook for 5 minutes in a medium flame.
- Remove once the gravy starts thickening.
- Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with Pulao / ghee rice / coconut milk rice or with Indian breads.