Soya Chunks Kurma as the name suggests is a simple healthy kurma that is made with soya chunks or soya nuggets. Soya chunks have numerous health benefits such as high protein content, reduces the risk of osteoporosis in women, good source of omega-3 fatty acids and fiber, which benefits in lowering the cholesterol levels. It also enhances bone health and digestibility.
Soya chunks also has high content of magnesium which fights insomnia. It is healthy when we add this in smaller proportions in our diet.
Soya chunks kurma is a fantastic side dish for rotis/chapatis/parottas. It is very simple and easy to prepare. Let’s see the preparation of this healthy kurma☺!!
Soya Chunks: 1 cup
Salt: as required
Oil: 1 Tbsp
Coconut: 2 tbsp
Green Chilli: 3
Garlic: 5 cloves
Poppy Seeds: 2 tsp
Fennel Seeds: 1 tbsp
Cinnamon: 1” piece
Cut onions lengthwise and keep it aside.
Blend the tomatoes in a juicer and keep it ready.
Grind everything mentioned under ‘To Grind’ to a fine paste adding little water in a mixie and keep it aside.
Cooking Soya Chunks:
In a saucepan bring a lot of water to boil. Add the soya chunks to them and cover. Keep it cooking for 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes, drain the water in a colander and wash the soya chunks several times in running water.
Squeeze the excess water to remove dirt and keep the squeezed soya chunks ready.
In a kadai/sauce pan add oil and fry the onions until they become translucent.
Add the ground paste and fry until the raw smell goes.
Add the blended tomatoes and let it cook until the raw smell goes.
Then, add the squeezed soya chunks and cover it with lid. Cook for few minutes.
Once the soya chunks are cooked, add required salt and enough water if required to bring to the right consistency. Cook for a minute and switch off the flame.
Serve with roti/chapati or any Indian breads of your choice. Enjoy!!
- Adjust green chillies and cloves according to your taste.
- You can add little milk if you prefer for a different taste.