Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Soya chunks Masala curry(Meal maker curry)

Soya chucks or meal maker is an excellent source of protein especially for vegetarians.It has more health benefits too. As everyone in my home likes this curry I usually cook once or twice in a month.I do prepare soya chunks vada ,one of my family favourite snack.I prepared this recipe without tomato now,but you can add tomatos when you cook.I follow same steps for the masala which I usually do for preparing non vegetarian,but have done small changes.This curry tastes yummy.If we cook without spices the curry won't come that much tasty as the soya chunks are tasteless.Frying them with all the spices enhances the taste.


  •  Soya chunks 1 cup
  •  onion finely chopped
  • Chilli powder 1 Tspn
  • Coriander powder 1 Tspn
  • Garam masala powder 1/2 Tspn
  • Ginger garlic paste 1/2 Tspn
  • Water  as required for boiling
  • Salt to taste

For masala paste(to grind)

  • Coconut 2 tbspn
  • Pepper1/2tspn
  • Poppy seeds 1 Tspn
  • Fennel seeds 1/2 Tspn
  • Onion 1 medium size

For tempering

  • Oil 1 tbspn
  • Jeera 1/2 tspn
  • Curry leaves (optional)


  • Boil water in a pan,till it shows bubbles.switch off  and add the soya chunks and let it keep aside for few mins till it grow bigger in size.Then rinse soya chunks in cold water to get rid of the smell.Then drain the water and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in  a pan -sauté  chopped onions few mins till the raw smell goes off.Then grind coconut,pepper,fennel seeds  along with onion.Grind to a fine paste.Keep aside.
  • Take a pressure cooker,add 2 tbspn of oil and heat it.When the oil is hot add  chopped onions,ginger garlic paste and fry till  onions are trasparent.
  • Add onion masala paste along with coriander,chilli and garam masala powders. Add salt and fry few mins.
  • Now add soya chunks,mix well.Add 1  to 2 cups of water  depends on the consistency of the gravy we prefer .Wait for one whistle.Let it cool down completely.
  • Open the lid and garnish with fresh coriander leaves.Sprinkle some lemon juice on top of  it

1 comment:

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