Soya chunks also called as meal maker or soya nuggets are low in fat, high in protein and many other nutrients. Hence these make a great food for growing kids, pregnant women and diabetics too. Soya chunks kurma or meal maker kurma recipe, an easy side dish for biryani, pulao, chapathi or phulka.
Preparation time – 10 min
Cooking time – 15 min
Serves – 4
Soya chunks – 2 cup
Onion – 3 medium chopped
Tomato – 1 medium in sized, chopped
Ginger garlic paste – 1 tbs
Fennel/cumin for tempering – 1/2 tsp
Green chili – 1 chopped
Garam masala powder – 1 tsp
Chilly powder – 1 tsp
Coriander powder – 1 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil to fry
To grind –
Coconut – 1 cup chopped roughly
Cashew nut – 15 no’s
To make or to prepare soya chunks kurma –
Add soya chunks to hot water and let them soak till they soften.
Squeeze up the water and rinse them in water and squeeze off excess water and set aside.
Heat a pan by adding oil in it, when it is hot add cumin/fennel seeds into it saute for a min. Add ginger garlic paste and chopped green chilies into it, fry until the raw smell disappears from it.
Add chopped onion into it
Fry until it turns to translucent.
when onion are translucent add chopped tomato into it and fry it until it becomes soft, cook in a medium flame.
Add all spice powder and salt to taste, combine
Add soya chunks into it and combine together, close the lid of the pan and cook in a low flame until you prepare coconut paste to grind.
Add roughly chopped coconut into mixer jar, grind it without adding water to it until coconut becomes powdered, add cashew, dry run the mixer until cashews are done then add water and grind it to fine paste.
Add grounded paste into the curry and combine, add water to your consistency, bring it to boil for 5 to 6 min in a medium flame.
Finally add chopped coriander and remove it from the flame.
Transfer the dish to a serving dish and …..
Enjoy Soya chunks kurma as a side dish for roti or rice.
I got small sized soya granules, If soya is bigger in size / if desired you can chop each chunk to 2 pieces.
You can add poppy seeds along with coconut and cashew to prepare kurma.
when you add spice powders you may also add 2 tbs of yogurt/curd and bring the mixture to boil and then cook soya chunks in it. Adding yogurt/curd gives little sour taste to the curry.
For tempering add cumin or fennel seeds if desired add a bay leaf, cinnamon, clove.
It is a quick and easy to make recipe, which can be prepared in short time.
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