As we all know, soya is a very good option for vegetarians and is very famous for the number of health benefits. Soya milk, tofu, etc., are again great substitutes for dairy products. Also, soya is rich in fiber and protein.
A number of varieties can be prepared with soya chunks or granules; one such is soya curry, which can be consumed with hot phulka roti, paratha, or steamed rice. With very few ingredients required, let’s jump to the recipe:
Ingredients For Soya Granules:
- 1 cup of soya granules/chunks (Tip: You can also add 1/4th cup of granules and 3/4th cup of small soya chunks, it gives a thick and rich curry)
- Half cup green peas
- 2 medium-sized onions
- 2 green chilies
- 1-inch ginger
- 2 small-sized tomatoes
- 1 bay leaf
- Spices: Turmeric / Red Chili / Coriander / Garam Masala / Jeera powder
- Coriander leaves to garnish
Method To Prepare:
- Take 3 cups of water in a bowl and bring it to boil.
- Add soya chunks and granules and let it boil for 8 to 10 minutes.
- After that, strain them and keep them aside.
- Take a cooker, add and heat 3 tbsp of oil.
- Add sliced onions and green chilies. Saute till it turns dark brown (Tip: Be careful while making onions brown, it should not get burnt. But should be dark brown for a rich brown color gravy)
- Once they turn brown, add tomato puree and chopped ginger.
- Add all the spices mentioned above, except for garam masala.
- Keep stirring till the oil separates.
- Now add a half cup of water, and give this gravy 4 to 5 whistles.
- Once the cooker gets cool down, blend this gravy with a hand mixer, or you can also blend it in a mixture jar.
- Now to this gravy, add the bay leaf, squeezed soya, and green peas.
- Give it a good mix, add water as per the consistency you want and lastly, add garam masala.
- Again give it 2 to 3 whistles, and the rich soya curry is ready. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
Suji Toast: Tea Time Snack
Guilt-free, quick yet a delicious snacking option for kids as well as elders:
- Brown/white bread of choice
- Fine Suji / Semolina / Rava 1.5 cup
- Curd / Butter Milk 1 cup
- 2 chopped Green Chilies
- 1 inch chopped Ginger
- 1 finely chopped onion
- 1 finely chopped tomato (You can also add more veggies of your choice like carrot, bell peppers, beans, etc.)
- Chat Masala
Method To Prepare:
- Soak the suji/rava with curd or buttermilk. Consistency should be flowing. Add water if required. (Note: You can also soak in plain water; curd gives it a good taste)
- Add green chilies, ginger, onion, tomatoes, and salt.
- Let it rest for 20 minutes.
- After 20 minutes, if the batter thickens, add some water to adjust the consistency.
- Take a bread, apply green chutney evenly, and then spread the suji batter.
- Now in a pan, roast both sides with very little oil till it turns golden brown and crispy.
Garnish it with chat masala (You can also garnish it with grated cheese and ketchup)