Hello friends! I welcome you all to my space Dish Of Delight once again!
Today I am sharing a simple soya chunk curry with you all. My little daughter is very fond of chicken. She would demand for chicken for her every meal. So to trick her, sometime I cook this soya curry and give her telling that these are small chicken pieces I especially made for her and she readily and happily finishes her meal and would even compliment me saying, “mamma the small chicken was delicious!”
So let’s check the recipe for small chicken…. oops! Soya chunk curry.
Soya chunks 1 and 1/2 cup parboiled for 2 minutes in salted water
Potatoes 2 medium sized cut into small cubes
Green peas 1/2 cup
Onion 2 small sliced
Tomatoes 1 medium chopped
Green chillies 3 or 4 slit
Ginger paste 1/2 tbsp
Garlic 3 or 4 cloves crushed
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/2 + 1/2 tsp
Kashmiri red chilli powder 1 tsp
Cumin powder 1 tsp
Coriander powder 1 tsp
Black pepper powder 1 tsp
Garam masala powder 1/2 tsp
Salt as per taste
Sugar as per taste
Oil 3 + 2 tbsp
- Heat 3 tbsp oil in a kadhai at medium high flames. Once heated, add 1/2 tsp turmeric powder and then add the potatoes.
- fry potatoes untill the turns light golden brown in colour. Once fried strain and take out the potatoes from the kadhai and keep aside
- in the same kadhai, add the soya chunks and fry them for 2 minutes. Once fried take them out from the kadhai and keep aside
- now add the remaining 2 tbsp oil in the kadhai and let it heat up. Once heated temper it with the cumin seeds
- then add the sliced onion and stir and fry untill they turns golden brown in colour
- add the chopped tomatoes and green chillies and stir and cook untill the tomatoes turn mushy
- then add the ginger paste, crushed garlic and sauté for sometime untill their raw smell disappears
- then add the powder spices except the garam masala, salt, sugar, a tbsp of warm water and mix and roast the spices well
- once oil stars separating from the spices, add the potatoes and the green peas and cook them along with the roasting spices for about a minute
- then add the soya chunks and stir and mix well with the other ingredients. Cover and let it cook for a minute
- open cover, give it a good stir and then add 1 cup hot water. Stir and bring the curry to a boil.
- once it starts boiling, reduce the flames to minimum and cover and cook for 5 to 7 minutes
- then open cover add the garam masala powder and mix well with the curry and again cover
- switch off the flames and let the curry rest for sometime and then serve hot aloo matar soya curry with rice or roti to any dish of your choice.