Tried Soya chunks curry for the first time. Generally i add boiled potato in the gravy. I never knew how to make Soya chunks without potato. Thanks to some random cooking video, now i know how to make Soya chunks without adding potato in it. If you want to know how i prepared then scroll down to see the recipe.
Time to prepare: 30 – 45 mins
Salt (as per the taste)
How to prepare:
Take a pan, put some oil and allow it to heat. Add Soya chunks in the pan and fry. (Do not deep fry. Slim fry it.)
Take out the Soya chunks and dip it in a bowl full of water (normal room temperature water)
Chop onions (slightly big pieces will also do)
Chop tomatoes (slightly big pieces will also do)
Chop Green chillies
Cut Ginger in 3-4 pieces
Clean the Garlic cloves and cut it into two.
Take a pan and put some oil in it.
Once the oil becomes hot, add cumin. Let the flavor of cumin come.
Now add chopped onions, green chillies. Sauté it well.
Add Ginger and Garlic cloves. Cook this till the onions becomes little soft and translucent.
Add chopped tomatoes in it. Mix it well.
When the tomatoes and onions becomes mushy, add turmeric, red chilly, coriander and cumin powder. Mix everything well and cover the pan with a lid.
Add half a cup of water to the pan, mix it well and cover the pan with a lid.
Keep checking the mixture in the pan at regular intervals. And keep mashing the mixture to make it somewhat smooth (optional)
Once the mixture gets cooked well, keep it aside to cool down.
Once the mixture cools down put it in a blender and blend it well. Add some water in the blender before blending.
Take a pan, put some oil in it and add this mixture.
Once the gravy starts thickening, you will see bubbles in it, add the Soya chunks to it. [Do not squeeze the soya chunks to take out excess water.]
Check the salt in the gravy, if required add some.
Once the gravy becomes little thick, turn off the gas.
Serve hot with Steamed Rice / Poori / Chapati. I had it with chapati.
Do let me know in the comment how did you like the recipe and if you tried.
I am a person who likes capsicum for salad and not in vegetable curry. But then i thought of trying something different and saw this online. Stuffed capsicum can be made in different ways, here i am sharing my recipe.
Time to prepare: 30-45 mins
Chopped Green chilly
Red chilly powder
How to Prepare:
Take a pan, put some oil in it and wait for it to heat.
Put cumin seed in the hot oil.
Add chopped onion and green chilly to the pan. Sauté it well.
When the onion turns light brown in colour then add some ginger garlic paste.
Once the raw smell of ginger garlic paste is gone, add turmeric powder, red chilly powder, cumin powder and coriander powder. Mix it well.
Once it gets mixed well, add mashed boiled potato in it.
Cook it in the pan till the potato starts turning light brown.
Keep the mixture aside.
Now, cut the top part of the capsicum. Clean the capsicum from inside.
Cut the base of the capsicum so that it can stand properly. [Note: Do not cut the base too much or else there will be hole at the bottom and the filling will come out of that]
Stuff the capsicum with the mixture and cover it with its top portion.
Attach the top portion with the help of toothpick.
Take a little deep pan and put some oil in it. Why deep pan ?? Because we dont want our capsicum to compromise when its in standing position 😀
Put the stuffed capsicum in the pan.
Be careful when you add capsicum, as the oil may spill out of the pan. Cover the pan with a lid once the capsicum is added in it.
Keep changing the sides of capsicum from time to time with the help of a kitchen tong.
Once the capsicum is cooked from all the sides, turn off the gas.
Serve it hot.
This can be eaten in main course or as a snack. I had it in main course.
Cook on low to medium flame.
I have not added how much tablespoon what because these things vary from person to person. If you still need the exact amount of what has been added, then please mention in comment.
Do let me know how did you like the recipe and how did you prepare.