Sunday, January 8, 2012

Soya Chunks Kurma

Today I am posting another Soya chunks recipe. I know that some of you have started asking me if I am so much fond of these Soya...yes, I do love these protein rich nuggets and I try to come up with new recipes using them. These are a wonderful meat substitute for vegetarians. I eat only chicken and certain fish, that too very occasionally and I don't cook non-veg at home. I don't have any non-veg recipes here at my space. I have a few friends who think that non-veg food is mandatory in the diet. I strongly disagree that and I believe you can be healthy or fit with only vegetarian food. During our first trip to US, we had remained pure vegetarians for a long time and we didn't have any problems while travelling as well. I believe that if you consume protein in other different forms such as using soya products, pulses, paneer etc then there is no need for eating meat or sea food if protein consumption is your goal.

Soya chunks kurma is a rich and delicious curry. The soya chunks are cooked in coconut milk and then coconut ground with cashews and fennel seeds is added which gives a special flavour to this kurma.  This  curry goes well with chapathi.   





What you need?

2 cups Soya chunks
1 large Onion chopped
2 Tomatoes chopped
1 tsp Ginger-Garlic paste
Whole Garam Masala : 1/2" pc Cinnamon, 2 Cloves, 2 Cardamom pods, 1 star Aniseed
4-5 Curry leaves
1/2 cup Coconut milk

1 tsp Chilli powder
1 tsp Coriander powder
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Garam masala

1/2 cup grated Coconut
10-12 Cashews
1/2 tsp Fennel seeds

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.

Soak cashews in warm water for 15 minutes. Grind coconut, fennel seeds and cashews to a smooth paste.

Heat oil in a pan. Add whole garam masala as specified above. Saute until it leaves aroma. Add onions, curry leaves and ginger-garlic paste. Saute until onion turns light brown. Add tomatoes and cook till they are tender. Now add chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, garam masala and saute for few seconds.

Add the soya chunks, salt, coconut milk and water as required. Cover and cook for about 10 minutes. Finally add the ground coconut and add water if necessary. Reduce the flame and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Garnish with coriander leaves if you desire. Serve hot with chapathi.






Sending this to the Kerala Kitchen event hosted by Kaveri , original event announcement here.












I would like to thank Ramya of  Ramya's Recipe  to present me the Top Contributor award for ABC series: Cakes for Christmas event.






43 Tasty Comments:

Christy Gerald said...

Healthy and flavorful Korma Dear.Yummy!

Sravs said...

superb and healthy kurma !!
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Prabhamani said...

Loved the preparation!!Looks very creamy..

divya said...

luks awesomely deli-sh.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Mouthwatering and delicious looking soya chunk korma.

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Gayathri NG said...

Yuumy curry perfect with rotis...

Neha said...

very tempting looking curry....

Julie said...

Delicious kuruma,yet another healthy soya recipe..

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Deeksha said...

healthy and tasty side dish. yummy.

Priya (elaichii) said...

I've not cooked with soy chunks, but your kurma is tempting me to do so!

cookingvarieties said...

hi sobha, this is great. i love kurma, especially meat with potatoes..'
can i do soy chunks and potatoes too? have a nice day dear.

Maayeka said...

very delicious and tempting soya curry...never tried with coconut milk..try this soon :)

Aarthi said...

They look delicious..Mouthwatering

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Shilpakiran said...

looks perfectly cooked .. thanks for sharing

Kalpana Sareesh said...

rally yummy dish.. hv not made kurma with soy.. must try dish..

Hari Chandana said...

Such a healthy and delicious sidedish.. looks beautiful !!
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Chandrani said...

Superb healthy kurma..

Ganga Sreekanth said...

kandittu kothiyavunnu....

Sharmilee! :) said...

Flavourful and yummy curry...

Amy said...

Looks so delicious...Soya & other vege proteins such as are good & add protein for daily meal.
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Kaveri said...

Very yummy Kurma Sobha.
Thanks for linking it to the event.
Please do drop me a mail, with a link to this post dear.

faseela said...

healthy n delicious luking korma

Vimitha Anand said...

Nice side dish fro rotis

Priya said...

Wat a delicious and healthy kurma,prefect side dish for rotis.

Ramya said...

lovely korma..i was thinking of cooking something with my mini soya chunks..and thanks to see the award here. do link in your DESSERTS this month

Sensible Vegetarian said...

This looks so creamy and nice.

Deeps @ Naughty Curry said...

i love soya nuggets! this looks delecious & healthy :)

G.Pavani said...

kurma lookes delicious..n healthy with soya chunks..

vineetha said...

Oh I didnt realise that u didnt have non veg recipes here...u r right, if u eat proteins in other forms no need to eat chicken or fish..
I dont experiment much with soya but will check ur blog when i cook soya next time :)

santosh said...

creamy soya chunks are impressive

Treat and Trick said...

Looks so creamy and delicious!

maha said...

Yummy and healthy kurma !!1st time here.nice blog u have dear

Nisha said...

Nice Kurma

sangee vijay said...

kurma looks so creamy n yummy...nice recipe dear healthy indeed..
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Suja said...

Healthy kurma..looks delicious

Viki's Kitchen said...

Very nice kuruma. Seems so delicious dear.

Nalini's Kitchen said...

delicious and yummy kurma,perfect with rotis

Roshu said...

was waiting for a recipe like this to utilise soya chunks at home...
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Only Fish Recipes said...

first time in ur space n i just loved this recipe of urs....new to me...bookmarking it :-) u hav a beautiful space...following ur space here...do visit mine sometime !

Now Serving said...

Hi Sobha :) Happy new year dear! Hope it is off to a great start for you and yours. I too blogged a kurma :) yours looks a protein packed one!! Awesome!

Lizy said...

lovely creamy texture..good dish

Jay said...

very flavorful & healthy recipe shoba..TQ..;)
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Anzz said...

Health on a plate.! Wonderful..!

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