• Prep Time 15-20 minutes
  • Cook Time 30-35 minutes
  • Serving For 4 People
  • Difficulty Easy
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Recipe Description

Soya chunks cooked in chettinad masala.

 Ingredients:-
  • Soya chunks, soaked and drained – 1 ½ cups
  • Oil – 3 tablespoons
  • Cinnamon – ½ inch
  • Green cardamom – 3-4
  • Coriander seeds – 1 tablespoon
  • Cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon
  • Fennel seeds – ½ teaspoon
  • Black peppercorn – 1 teaspoon
  • Cloves – ` 2-3
  • Curry leaves – 12-15
  • Poppy seeds – 1 tablespoon
  • Onions, finely chopped – 2 medium
  • Tomatoes , finely chopped – 1 medium
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 tablespoon
  • Red chili powder – 1 ½ teaspoons
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ teaspoon
  • Cashewnut – 8-9
  • Scrapped coconut – ½ cup + garnishing
  • Salt – To taste
  • Bay leaves – 2
  • Star anise – 2
  • Green chilies ,roughly chopped – 2
  • Fresh coriander leaves, chopped – 2 tablespoons

 

Method:-

  1. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a non-stick pan, add cinnamon, cardamoms, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, black peppercorns and cloves and saute for 1 minute.
  2. Add 4-5 curry leaves and poppy seeds, mix and saute for half a minute. Add onions, mix and saute for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add tomato and ginger-garlic paste, mix well and saute till tomato turns soft and pulpy
  4. Add red chili powder, turmeric powder and cashew nuts and mix well. Add scraped coconut and salt, mix well and saute for 1 minute. Remove from heat, cool down to room temperature, grind with 3-4 tbsps water to a fine paste.
  5. Heat remaining oil in another non-stick pan, add bay leaves and star anise and saute for 1 minute.
  6. Add green chilies and remaining curry leaves and saute for half a minute. Add ground paste, mix and cook for 8-10 minutes.
  7. Add 3-4 cups water, mix and bring to a boil. Add soya chunks, mix well and cook for 8-10 minutes
  8. Finely chop coriander leaves.
  9. Transfer into a serving bowl, garnish with scraped coconut and coriander leaves and serve hot.

 

 

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Fusion of Indian food with International Cuisine is what made Chef Harpal Singh Sokhi a sought after name within the Food industry. With a background of North India, Chef Harpal is a music lover and is fluent in English and five Indian regional languages - Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Oriya and Telugu.

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