meal maker curry recipe | soya chunks recipe | soya chunks gravy


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meal maker curry recipe | soya chunks recipe | soya chunks gravy with detailed photo and video recipe. a popular meat curry alternative prepared very similar to the meat curries with soya chunks or meal maker. it can be ideal gravy curry for most of indian bread recipes like roti and chapati but not limited to it. it can also be served as a side to many indian rice recipes with a generous amount of curd or raita to go along with this spicy and lip-smacking curry.
soya chunks recipemeal maker curry recipe | soya chunks recipe | soya chunks gravy with detailed photo and video recipe. curry or gravy recipes has always been an integral part of indian cuisine and a must for most of us. it is predominantly used for lunch and dinner as a compliment to the flatbreads like roti, paratha and chapati. it can be done with vegetables, and meat and also with meat like alternatives vegetarian alternatives like meal maker curry recipe known for its significant similarities to the meat curries.

as i was explaining earlier, i have prepared this recipe very similar to the meat curry or chicken/lamb curry. basically, i have included a step to marinate these boiled soya chunks with curd, ginger garlic paste and lots of spice powders. this would help to soften/tender and also injects all the spice flavours to the meal maker. generally, we do not marinate vegetables or paneer, but this step ensures the curry is loaded with flavour and spice heat. as a matter of fact, i have posted another variant of the soya chunks curry which is similar to any veg or paneer curry. there is no marination with curd and spices and follows the traditional way of preparing the curry. to be honest, once you follow this recipe, you may never go back to the old way. especially the meal maker absorbs the marinated sauce to make it a spice rich curry.

meal maker curry recipe

furthermore, some more additional tips, suggestions and variants to the soya chunks recipe. firstly, even before starting the recipe, you need to make sure the soya chunks are properly boiled in clean water. it may contain a lot of dirt in it and boiling helps to remove that dirt and also reduce the strong smell from the meal maker. secondly, while preparing the gravy, i have used finely chopped onions with tomato puree. this would help to hasten the cooking process. but you can also prepare it with finely chopped tomatoes if you like to get a thick and rough texture to the gravy. lastly, if you feel the spice heat level is too much to handle, you may lower it by adding cooking cream or beaten yoghurt. this should be added only once the gravy is prepared and the flame is turned off.

finally, i request you to check my other curry or sabji recipes collection with this post of meal maker curry recipe. it mainly includes other recipe variants like onion curry, dahi bhindi, matar paneer, mirchi ka salan, karela, paneer ki sabji, veg tawa fry, papaya s, salna, ridge gourd. further to these i would also like to add my other recipe categories like,

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soya chunks recipe

meal maker curry recipe | soya chunks recipe | soya chunks gravy

HEBBARS KITCHEN
easy meal maker curry recipe | soya chunks recipe | soya chunks gravy
4.8 from 74 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course curry
Cuisine north indian
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 353 kcal

Ingredients 

for boiling soya:

  • water (for boiling)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • cup soya chunks

for marination:

  • ½ cup curd (thick)
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • ½ tsp chilli powder
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • ½ tsp coriander powder
  • ½ tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp kasuri methi
  • ½ tsp salt

for gravy:

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 bay leaf
  • 5 cloves
  • 2 pods cardamom
  • 1 inch cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 onion (finely chopped)
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp chilli powder
  • ½ tsp coriander powder
  • cup tomato puree
  • ½ cup cashew paste
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp coriander (finely chopped)

Instructions
 

how to prepare soya chunks for curry:

  • firstly, in a large vessel take enough water.
  • add 1 tsp salt and get to a boil.
  • now add 1½ cup soya chunks and boil for 8 minutes or until the soya softens.
  • drain off and rinse in cold water.

how to marinate soya chunks:

  • squeeze off the water from soya chunks and transfer to a large bowl.
  • add ½ cup curd, 1 tsp ginger garlic paste, ½ tsp chilli powder, ¼ tsp turmeric.
  • also, add 1 tsp garam masala, ½ tsp coriander powder, ½ tsp cumin powder, 1 tsp kasuri methi and ½ tsp salt.
  • mix well making sure everything is well combined.
  • cover and allow to marinate for 30 minutes.

how to prepare meal maker curry:

  • firstly, in a large kadai heat 2 tbsp oil. add 2 bay leaf, 5 cloves, 2 pods cardamom, 1 inch cinnamon and 1 tsp cumin.
  • saute on low flame until the spices turn aromatic.
  • now add 1 onion and saute until the onions turn golden brown.
  • keeping the flame on low, add ¼ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp chilli powder and ½ tsp coriander powder.
  • saute on low flame until the spices turn aromatic.
  • now add marinated soya and cook for 2 minutes.
  • further, add 1½ cup tomato puree. to prepare puree, blend 2 ripened tomatoes to smooth paste without adding water.
  • cook until the tomato puree thickens slightly.
  • now add ½ cup cashew paste, ½  tsp salt and mix well. to prepare cashew paste, soak 10 cashews in ½ cup hot water and blend to a smooth paste.
  • cover and continue to cook until the oil separated from the curry.
  • adjust the consistency of gravy adding water as required. also, add 2 tbsp coriander and mix well.
  • finally, enjoy meal maker curry with roti or paratha.

Nutrition

Calories: 353kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 25gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 1210mgPotassium: 668mgFiber: 10gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 722IUVitamin C: 19mgCalcium: 213mgIron: 8mg

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how to make soya chunks with step by step photo:

how to prepare soya chunks for curry:

  1. firstly, in a large vessel take enough water. add 1 tsp salt and get to a boil.
  2. now add 1½ cup soya chunks and boil for 8 minutes or until the soya softens.
  3. drain off and rinse in cold water.

how to marinate soya chunks:

  1. squeeze off the water from soya chunks and transfer to a large bowl.
  2. add ½ cup curd, 1 tsp ginger garlic paste, ½ tsp chilli powder, ¼ tsp turmeric.
  3. also, add 1 tsp garam masala, ½ tsp coriander powder, ½ tsp cumin powder, 1 tsp kasuri methi and ½ tsp salt.
  4. mix well making sure everything is well combined.
  5. cover and allow to marinate for 30 minutes.

how to prepare meal maker curry:

  1. firstly, in a large kadai heat 2 tbsp oil. add 2 bay leaf, 5 cloves, 2 pods cardamom, 1 inch cinnamon and 1 tsp cumin.
  2. saute on low flame until the spices turn aromatic.
  3. now add 1 onion and saute until the onions turn golden brown.
  4. keeping the flame on low, add ¼ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp chilli powder and ½ tsp coriander powder.
  5. saute on low flame until the spices turn aromatic.
  6. now add marinated soya and cook for 2 minutes.
  7. further, add 1½ cup tomato puree. to prepare puree, blend 2 ripened tomatoes to smooth paste without adding water.
  8. cook until the tomato puree thickens slightly.
  9. now add ½ cup cashew paste, ½  tsp salt and mix well. to prepare cashew paste, soak 10 cashews in ½ cup hot water and blend to a smooth paste.
  10. cover and continue to cook until the oil separated from the curry.
  11. adjust the consistency of gravy adding water as required. also, add 2 tbsp coriander and mix well.
  12. finally, enjoy meal maker curry with roti or paratha.
    meal maker curry recipe

notes:

  • firstly, make sure to marinate the soya to get good flavour.
  • also, adjust the number of spices to your choice.
  • additionally, make sure to cook the soya well else it will spoil your stomach.
  • finally, meal maker curry recipe tastes great when prepared slightly spicy.

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