Sunday, November 10, 2013

Dried peas and soya green curry

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.

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