SOYA CHAAP - 10

firstly, take soya chaap and rinse well in water. i have used canned soya chaap, you can use fresh, frozen or canned. make sure to clean and squeeze off the water well

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SOYA CHAAP PIECES

cut into pieces of the size you prefer. note, if you have bigger pieces, then frying time will increase

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DEEP FRY - HOT OIL

deep fry the pieces in hot oil, stirring occasionally

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FRY - MEDIUM FLAME

make sure to fry on low to medium flame until the chaap turns golden and crisp

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DRAIN OFF

drain off and transfer to a bowl.

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CURD - HALF CUP

add ½ cup curd, ½ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp chilli powder, ½ tsp garam masala and ½ tsp salt.

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MARINATE - 30 MINUTES

mix well to combine everything well. cover and marinate for 30 minutes.

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OIL - 2 TBSP

firstly, in a large kadai heat 2 tbsp oi

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GINGER GARLIC PASTE

saute 2 onion, 1 tsp ginger garlic paste until it turns golden brown

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TOMATO - 4 SLICED

add 4 tomatoes and saute until it turns soft and mush

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COOL COMPLETELY

cool completely and transfer to the mixi

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BLEND - SMOOTH 

blend to smooth paste. onion tomato paste is ready, keep aside

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BUTTER -1 TSP

firstly, in a large kadai heat 2 tbsp oil and 1 tsp butter

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SAUTE - AROMATIC

add 1 bay leaf, 1 inch cinnamon, 5 cloves, 2 pods cardamom and 1 tsp cumin. saute until the spices turn aromatic

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CHILLI POWDER

now add ½ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp chilli powder, 1 tsp coriander powder and ½ tsp cumin powder

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SAUTE - LOW FLAME

saute until the spices turn aromatic. make sure not to burn the spices

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ONION TOMATO PASTE

now add in prepared onion tomato paste

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CURRY BASE - READY

continuously stir and cook on medium flame until the oil separates

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MARINATED SOYA CHAP

further, add in marinated soya chaap and cook for 2 minutes

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WATER -1 CUP

add 1 cup water and mix well adjusting consistency as required

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SIMMER 15 MINUTES

cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until soya chaap absorbs all the flavour and cooked completely.

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KASURI METHI -1 TSP

also, add 1 tsp kasuri methi and mix well.

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READY TO EAT

finally, enjoy soya chaap curry with roti or naan

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