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Soya chunks and Peas kurma is a tasty side dish made with soya chunks and green peas. Serve the kurma with roti, plain rice or jeera rice.
Soya chunks are derived from soy flour and have a high protein content to it. Its a good dish for all the vegetarians. The combination of soya and green peas cooked in onion tomato mixture with the wonderful Indian Spices compliment very well.
Soya chunks & Peas Kurma recipe:
- Mini Soya chunks/Meal maker- 1 cup
- Fresh Green Peas- 1 cup ( frozen or fresh par boiled)
- Small onion – 1
- 1/4 cup grated coconut, ground in a mixer
- Coriander powder- 1/2 tsp
- Red chilly powder – 1/2 to 3/4th tsp
- Small cloves -2
- Cardamom- 1
- Cinnamon stick- a small piece
- Bay leaf-1
- Garam masala – 1/2 tsp
- Few Coriander leaves
- Salt and lemon juice to taste
- Sugar- 1/4th tsp
to grind –
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 large tomatoes, chopped
- small ginger piece
- 2 garlic pods
Bring water to boil. Add quarter tea spoon of salt and add the soya chunks and turn off the heat. Let the soya chunks soak in the hot water for 5-7 minutes.
Drain the soya chunks and rinse it well.
Gently squeeze the excess water out of the soya chunks and set a side.
In a pan add a tea spoon of oil, and add the soya chunks. Sprinkle some chilly powder and pan fry the soya wadi for couple of minutes. Set a side.
In a mixer jar add the ginger, garlic ,onion and tomato pieces. Grind the ingredients to smooth paste.
Now take a skillet add three teaspoons of oil. Add the bay leaf,cloves, cardamom and cinnamon. Fry for few seconds.
Add the chopped onion and turmeric. Fry till onions become soft.
Then add the ground mixture and sprinkle some salt. Mix and reduce the heat to medium – low and cook for ten minutes. Stir in between.
The onion tomato mixture will become thick and oil starts separating.
Add the coriander powder and chilly powder. Fry for 30 seconds. Add the mini soya chunks , peas. and ground coconut.Add some water, mix it well and close the lid. Cook for ten minutes till the gravy gets slightly thick.
Finally add the garam masala powder, sugar, lemon juice and necessary salt. Let it simmer for another five minutes. Finally add the chopped coriander leaves.
Serve with roti or pulav.