Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Soya Wadi/Chunks and green peas masala recipe

Step 1:

You will need
  • 1 cup soya chunks
  • 2 cups green peas
  • 1 onion
  • 2 tomatoes
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 2 tsp chicken masala powder
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • few strings of curry leaves
  • 1tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • ½ bunch of coriander leaves for garnish
  • salt as required
Step 2:

Marinating soya chunks

Soak soya chunks in warm water for 10 mins. Drain the water, squeeze the water out of chunks. Then add 1 tsp chilli powder,1 tsp lemon juice and some salt alond with the chunks and allow it to marinate for minimum 1 hour.

Step 3:


Peel and finely chop 1 onion, then 2 tomatoes.

Step 4:

Start frying
Put a large non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Add
3 tablespoons of vegetable oil

Add the chopped onion to the pan, and fry for about 5 minutes or until the onions turn light golden brown. Stir frequently to stop the onions burning.
Step 5:

Ginger and garlic

Now add 1 tsp of ginger and garlic paste. Stir well for a couple of minutes.

Step 6:

½ a tsp of turmeric powder,
1 tsp of red chilli powder,
2 tsp of chicken masala powder,
1 tsp of garam masala powder
and fry for 5 minutes over low heat, stirring frequently.
Step 7:

Add the finely chopped tomatoes followed by 1 tbsp of cumin powder fry for 2 minutes.
Step 8:

Add the marinated soya chunks
Turn the heat to medium high and add the marinated soya chunks. Then stir in some salt.Then put the lid on and bring the heat down. Then add 2 cups of green peas. Leave for about 10 minutes or until the soya chunks are cooked. check occasionally. When they are ready, turn the heat off.

Step 9:

Garnish and Serve

When its warm mix 1 tsp of lemon juice. Then finely chop the coriander leaves onto the curry and serve

Serve with Chapathi, Kulcha or with naan


Anonymous said...

seems intersting!!

Anonymous said...

what about the mustard seeds&cumin seeds?

Anonymous said...

with most indian dishes i make i add the mustart and cummin seed first after they have sizzled and popped then i would add the onions stc.
good eating everyone!