MEAL MAKER OR SOYA NUGGETS FRY

I am back from my hibernation. It had been a month since I blogged. I was not feeling well with the change in weather and then my laptop was infected with virus. All my drafts including my project work had been deleted :( Now that everything has been restored, things are back to normal. I thank all my friends who were inquiring about me and also showering me with so many awards during the past one month. I’ll catch up with all your post soon :)

Coming to the recipe, this fry tastes almost similar to a chicken fry, a healthy dish for both vegetarians and meat-lovers. This dish is my hubby’s favorite. I make this as a side dish when I making briyani but this goes well with sambar, rasam, or curd. I have added some roasted peanuts at the end, even roasted cashews can also be added here.

INGREDIENTS

  1. Soya nuggets around 1 cup.
  2. Onions, medium-sized -2.
  3. Ginger-garlic paste- 1 teaspoon.
  4. Chili powder, 1 teaspoon.
  5. Coriander powder, 2 teaspoons.
  6. Turmeric powder, ¼ teaspoon.
  7. Mustard seeds, ¼ teaspoon.
  8. Green chilies, 1 (optional).
  9. Cumin seeds-1 teaspoon.
  10. Garam masala (optional, tastes good even without garam masala).
  11. Salt, as per taste.
  12. Roasted peanuts, ¼ cup.
  13. Curry leaves and cilantro for garnishing.

METHOD

Take a cup of soy nuggets and put them in boiling water for 2 minutes until the nuggets are puffed up. Let them sit for 5 minutes, then rinse them well, drain them, and cut into small bite-size pieces. Dice the onion finely and slit the green chilies into two. Heat a kadai and add 1 tablespoon of oil. When the oil is hot, add the mustard seeds and let it splutter. Then add the cumin seeds and fry them for a few seconds. Now add the onions, chili, and a sprig of curry leaves and sauté well for a few minutes until the onions have caramelized, and then add the ginger-garlic paste and sauté for a minute. Add chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, and salt, and fry everything for a few minutes until the spices lose their raw smell. If needed a tablespoon of water can also be added at this stage. Reduce the heat and add the chopped nuggets and peanuts and mix everything well. Cook closed under low flame for 5 minutes until everything is well blended and the soya granules absorb all the flavors. Turn off the heat, garnish the dish with cilantro on top and serve with rotis, idlis, and dosas.

32 comments:

Cham said...

I like this meal maker curry but unfortunetly my hus doesn't like it, but he loves with soy crumble, weird :)
Good one!

Devasena Hariharan said...

Nice to see you come back! Wishing you a rocking blogging......

Priya said...

Had it long back...delicious fry Gita, glad to see u back..

Shobana senthilkumar said...

Hi gita,

warm welcome dear...i jus love meal maker....ur is quite differnt will make a try:)

Vrinda said...

Welcome back Gita..i make this very often,very healthy and good substitute for chicken...yummm

My cooking experiments said...

Was always looking out for a recipe like this.Lovely blog.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks wonderful...

Babli said...

Soya nuggets fry looks yummy and crispy. Wonderful presentation.

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Never tried this before very unique. Will give it a try soon......

Kanchan said...

Welcome back Gita :) Awaiting your wonderful recipes.
I have been trying to get some meat substitute dish this seems perfect, will surely try .

Tina said...

This is ma fav...Very easy and tasty .

shanthi said...

Warm welcome and the dish is delicious.

Sushma Mallya said...

Welcome back gita...nuggets fry looks really tasty...

kitchen queen said...

Hi Gita welcome back! we all missed u so much.Ur soya nuggets fry looks perfectly yum.I would like to try it out soon.

Nandini said...

Welcome back! So delicious and appetizing! I'd like to have those for snack-time!

Shama Nagarajan said...

welcome back dear...was wondering what happened to u.......take care..lovely recipe

Kalaivani said...

I love this curry,looks delicious.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Welcome back,I only have tasted meal maker in korma,this sounds good!

Pavithra said...

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm thats my fav....

Gulmohar said...

Looks yumm...whenever I cook this at home I have to make another dish for my hubby since he doesn't like it :( But I am glad that my daughter likes it:-)First time here and you have a lovely space :-)

Parita said...

So healthy and delicious, perfect with rotis -)

Abhilash Pillai said...

I also tried for soya but it never came so good. Your recipe looks good and a new way of preparing too.

I will try this

Swarna said...

Always looking for a recipe like this....I am following u ..pls do visit mine ..

Malar Gandhi said...

Good to see you back, good that laptop stuff has been restored. Got to know...thro' Viki, that phone was infected too. Hope you are fine. Happy blogging.

This recipe sounds kool, yes even non-vegetarians love this, well said similar to chicken, I agree.

SriLekha said...

wow! that looks yummy!
check out the oats series round up and i welcome u to join with us in the Variety Rice series going in my blog!

Shri said...

Good to see you back:)Lovely recipe, Gita!I am not big on soy but my daughter and my husband adore it!Will try this for them:)

my kitchen said...

Hmm,must try,appetizing one>Do visit my blog when u find time

Usha said...

Gita what a coincidence I had the same problems too, my laptop got infected with a nasty virus and could not blog for a long while, I am back to blogging from this week as well. Soya nuggets fry looks really yum and it is so healthy too !

Viki's Kitchen said...

Welcome back dear. Meal maker fry seems a good idea even for the vegans. Nice one.

Preety said...

the curry looks awesome..its nice to see you back ..

Valarmathi said...

Welcome dearNever tried this before, will try this.Looks yummy.

Yasmeen said...

good to c u back.The spicy soy fry sounds very tasty :D