Friday, January 2, 2009

A Chunky Curry...

For a quite a long time I was posting only cake recipes.So here comes for a change a very rich n spicy Chunky curry.This would be a real treat for the chilly weather and nutritious too.I assume everyone is aware of the nutritious benefits of Soya chunks.Its a great substitute for meat.
Many don't like Soya chunks.But when made in a proper way,it would be a keeper.A week ago one of my friend asked me for some recipes of 'Soya Chunks'.As i was away from home,I couldn't post or send the recipes at that time .Long before I was thinking of posting a recipe of soya chunks.Thanks to him for reminding of it.Surprisingly,my male friends follow my blog regularly than my female friends!Its a sign of good change that men are into cooking too ;)..
Many of us do not like the smell of the Soya Chunks.Thats why its always recommended to wash the boiled  chunks for so many times.I have pressure cooked the soya chunks with 2 cloves of garlic,1 stick of cinnamon and 2 cloves.By doing this,we can get rid of the awful smell of the soya and instead we get good smell of the spices infused in it.

You will need:
1 Cup of Soya Chunks
1 Big onion
2 Big tomatoes
1 cup green peas
1/4 cup grated coconut
1 tbsp chilly powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1/4 tsp garam masala
1 tbsp pepper
1 tbsp coriander seeds
A pinch of Saunf(fennel) Powder (optional)
2 cloves garlic
1 inch cinnamon stick
2 Cloves

Pressure cook the Soya chunks with 3 cups water,2 cloves of garlic,cinnamom and cloves as I have mentioned earlier.

Squeeze the excess water from the chunks completely..

Grind together onion,tomato,coconut,coriander seeds,pepper,ginger-garlic paste,chilly powder,turmeric powder ,salt and garam masala to a smooth paste.(tip:Frist grind the coriander seeds n pepper.Then add the rest and grind in the same jar)

Heat 3-4 tbsp of oil.Add the paste and cook until the oil separates.

Add the green peas and chunks.Cook until the peas are done.
Sprinkle the fennel powder and serve.

This spicy curry was accompained with the milder Saffron Pulao and sliced carrots.It was indeed a visual treat too!

Have a great weekend :)

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