Many of us want to get into healthy eating practises reducing oily fried foods, adding more healthier alternatives.Soya is one such thing and we used to buy it a lot often a few years ago and then i got bored of it i guess it never showed up in my kitchen for 4 years.Now again when it did we seem to be liking it a lot more than before.
I don't know what the reason was for disliking it but now i feel its more fresh and the way i cooked it i felt made a huge difference because otherwise these chunks are just like a blob of flesh lying with no taste or texture.
To make this we need
Dried peas half a cup
Soya chunks 20 numbers
Thick yogurt 2 tablespoons
Salt to taste
Garam masala 1 tsp
Onion 1 medium
Tomato 1 small
Jeera/cumin seeds 1 tsp
Oil 2 tsp
To grind to a smooth paste
Coriander leaves a small bunch
Curry leaves few
Green chilli 1
Ginger half an inch piece
Cashew nuts 5 nos
- Heat water in a wide mouthed vessel add salt to this and add the soya chunks to this.Let it cook for 5 minutes turn off the heat.Drain the water and squeeze excess water off the chunks and keep aside.Chop into desired sized pieces.
- Beat the yogurt with a whisk or in a blender and keep aside.
- Soak the dried peas for 1 hour and pressure cook it some salt for 2 whistles.
- Heat oil in a pan,add jeera let it pop then add the onions and tomatoes and cook well until both mash well.
- Add the ground paste and let it come to a boil.Once the raw spices smell goes away.
- Add the chopped chopped soya chunks and cooked dried peas.
- Let the spices coat the chunks and peas well.
- Check for salt and then add the garam masala and let it come a boil.
- Add the beaten yogurt and Turn off the heat.
Yummy green soya chunk and dried peas curry can be served hot with rotis and phulkas.