As we all know soya is good for health and dry soya bean is no exception. I have to finish my packet of soya bean before it expires so made this kurma for weekend lunch along with cabbage stir fry and some fryums. I had this idea from my multi beans kurma recipe. This recipe easy to prepare, only thing is make sure to allow 1-2 extra whistles for soya as it’s takes long time to cook. I wanted to take step vise pictures but that day I was doing extreme multi tasking so couldn’t take pictures, but it’s pretty straight forward recipe to follow. For variations you can add any other beans of your choice and make it same way.
Soya Bean – 1 1/2 Cups
Chopped Onion – 1 Cup
Chopped Tomato – 3/4 Cup
Green Chilies – 3
Oil – 3 tbsp
Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp
Minced Ginger-Garlic – 1/2 tbsp
Curry leaves – 1 sprig
Red Chili Powder – 1 tsp
Coriander Seeds Powder – 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp
Sambar Powder – 1/2 tsp [optional]
Garam Masala Powder – 1/2 tsp
Cilantro Chopped – 1 tsp
Salt – to taste
Water – As needed
Chopped Cilantro – 2 tbsp
Grated Coconut – 2 tbsp
Cashewnuts – 5-6 [or use poppy seeds 1 tbsp]
Fennel Seeds – 1/2 tsp
Roasted Gram Dal/Bhuna Channa Dal/Pottukadalai– 1 tbsp
1. Wash & soak soya beans over night. Next morning rinse 3-4 times in water and pressure cook with 1/2 tsp salt for 5-6 whistles with little water.
2. Meanwhile chop onion, green chili, tomato & coriander leaves. Grind all the items listed under ‘to grind’ into smooth paste with help of little water, keep aside.
3. In a pan or wok heat oil, add cumin seeds and allow to splutter. Add curry leaves, onion, green chilies and sauté until translucent.
4. Add chili, turmeric, coriander seeds powder & sambar powder (if using), stir and cook for a minute.
5. Now add chopped tomato, salt, mix well, cover and cook until tomato gets mashed around 2-3 minutes in medium flame.
6. Add 11/2-2 cups water and bring it to boil, now simmer for 6-8 minutes in medium-slow flame.
7. Add gram masala, grinded paste, stir well and cook for 2 more minutes. Garnish with cilantro & off flame.
Serve warm with rice or roti.
And this goes to Preeti’s ‘Only’ Cooking with Soya Event, a event started by Pari of Foodelicious.
Have a nice day ~~