Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Soya Chunks stew

Stew, whether vegetable or meat, is a very popular sidedish in Kerala. It is usually served along with appam, idiyappam etc. The vegetables or meat is stewed in coconut milk and whole spices are used. It's a simple dish, yet very flavourful. A stew using Soya chunks was in my mind for a long time and finally I tried it last weekend. As soya chunks are very bland, I was wondering how it would taste with only whole spices flavouring. But I must say, it turned out awesome, especially since its cooked in coconut milk, pepper and whole spices. My hubby has become a fan of this and me too, so I guess I would be preparing it often. I have used mini soya chunks here, you can use regular ones.


What you need?

1 cup Soya chunks
1 Onion chopped
3/4 cup mixed Vegetables of your choice, chopped (Carrot, Peas, Beans,Corn)
3-4 Green chillies slit
1/2" pc Ginger finely chopped
Whole Spices: 1/2 stick Cinnamon, 2-3 Cloves, 2 Cardamom pods, 1 star anise
5-6 Curry Leaves
1/2 tsp Garam masala
1 - 1.5 cup thin Coconut milk
1/2 - 3/4 cup thick Coconut milk
3-4 crushed black Peppercorns or use Pepper powder
Salt
Oil



How to prepare?

Boil about 3 cups of water in a vessel, add soya chunks and a little salt. Allow it to cook for 10 minutes. Switch off the stove, close the vessel with a lid and keep it aside for 15 minutes.Drain the water and once cooled, gently squeeze out the water from the soya chunks.Keep them aside.

Heat a little oil in a pan. Add the whole spices mentioned above and saute until it emits aroma. Add ginger, green chillies, curry leaves and finally the onions. Saute until onion turns soft, they needn't be browned. Now add the garam masala, pepper and salt. Mix well. Add the soya chunks and vegetables, saute for a minute or two. Add the thin coconut milk, cover and cook until all the vegetables are cooked. Now at a low flame, add the thick coconut milk and mix well. Simmer for 3-4 minutes. Adjust the consistency of the stew. Serve with appam, idiyappam or even with roti.






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35 Tasty Comments:

Ammu's said...

Stew looks tempting & healthy...

Mélange said...

Wow..I am completely impressed by your idea of soya chunks stew..I will definitely try this out.Healthy and Novel Shobha.

Prathibha said...

never made stew wid soya chunks,sounds intersting

Sharmilee! :) said...

This sounds interesting and yummy

Kalpana Sareesh said...

wow good one.. nice dish..yumm

Kalpana Sareesh said...

wow good one.. nice dish..yumm

Chandrani said...

Stew looks creamy and tasty..

Priti said...

That's a nice curry ....nice combo looks yum

Priya said...

Thats an interesting and prefect stew to enjoy with rice or appams.

Laxmi said...

looks creamy.. love ur healthy addition of soya to veg stew..

Shireen Sequeira said...

Wow thats a great idea Sobha! What a great way of adding soya chunks to the stew! Going to try this :) thnx

khushi said...

wow very healthy preparation
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aipi said...

What a great way to cook soy ~ will save the recipe :)
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Jay said...

ohh....irresistable..
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Saji said...

Slurp!!!!!!!!!!!

Aarthi said...

This recipe looks so good...You have made it perfect...Will surely try soon...Thanks for the recipe...

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Sensible Vegetarian said...

I love this stew with Aapam, and yours look unique and wonderful.

Prathima Rao said...

Protein packed soya chunks in a deliciously creamy gravy!!!
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Pushpa said...

Yummy stew..

divya said...

Omg, mouthwatering here..wat a fabulous dish..

Priya (elaichii) said...

Nice way to include some protein in our diet!

Amina Khaleel said...

found your blog just now.. you have wonderful collection of recipes.. stew looks delicious.. following you.. do check out my blog..

SouthIndianHome said...

Innovative and delicious recipe

Raji said...

This is very interesting recipe...and healthy too with the addition of so many veggies. Superb!

Treat and Trick said...

Totally healthy and yummy stew!

julie said...

Interesting n innovative recipe..looks creamy! Many soya chunks recipes,I think you have a secret cook book on soya chunks :-))

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Suja said...

Creamy and delicious stew..innovative recipe

soujanya said...

very interesting!!!very new!!!
thanks for sharing...

Lizy said...

This reminds me of filling of my chicken pot pie! I will try making it with soy chunks next time.

Gopika Ram said...

Wow.. this looks yumm :D bookmarked dear :D

Kaveri said...

Nice Idea of using soya chunks in stew...looks very creamy and yummy

Priya Sreeram said...

nice recipe for the stew- good one !

Uma said...

It is another good way to make the soya stew. Love them colour combo and i bookmarked it.

Cheers,
Uma

Loveandcalories said...

This is so unique and good!! should try it sometime!!

Nimi SunilKumar said...

lovely healthy stew!

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