This is one of my favorite soya recipes.  I sometimes blend the soya nuggets into a smooth paste to give a different texture and taste to the dish. The soya nuggets can be coarsely minced if preferred. I also add some kheema masala to this dish. This gives a unique mutton kheema taste to this dish.  This can be replaced with garam masala instead.

1. Soya nuggets/ granules, 1-1/2 cup.
2. Onion, large, 1, diced into small pieces.
3. Roma tomatoes, 2, diced into small pieces.
4. Fresh green peas, 1/2 cup
5. Ginger-garlic paste, 1 tablespoon.
6. Chili powder, 1 teaspoon.
7. Coriander powder, 2 teaspoons.
8. Turmeric powder, a pinch.
9. Fennel seeds powder, 1/2 teaspoon.
10. Soya kheema masala, 1 tablespoon. (I have used Shaan's soya kheema masala)
11. Salt as per taste.
12. Curry leaves and cilantro for garnishing.

Add the soya nuggets or granules in boiling water and let them sit for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, drain the water, rinse the soya nuggets, and squeeze out the excess water from the nuggets. Blend them into a coarse paste. This step can be omitted if soya granules are used. Heat a pan with 2 tablespoons of oil.  When the oil is hot, add the diced onions and curry leaves and saute for a few minutes until the onions are tender.  Then add the diced tomatoes and ginger-garlic paste and keep sauteeting until everything is well blended. Now add the powders given in the ingredients list and salt and mix everything well. Keep frying everything under low-to-medium temperature for a minute and then add the soya and green peas. Mix everything well and cook closed for 10-12 minutes. Garish with chopped cilantro and serve hot with any variety rice, chapathis, or dosas.


Hamaree Rasoi said...

I never knew that soya keema has a masala powder also !! Nice side dish with chapati

divya said...

Very beautiful and yummy...

Shama Nagarajan said...

good one..delicious

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Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran said...

Fabulous recipe. It's rich to health and taste.

Abhilash Pillai said...

Hi Gita,
How are you?

I remember eating this dish from ikka's shop in Kochi. It was delicious. I am sure it would be even better if prepared at home.I will have the test tubes ready for the new invention :)


Malar Gandhi said...

I remember buying soya in flakes form instead of chunks, several years ago. But I never dared to cook it! If I had chance to see variety of recipes like would be a different story. This looks lovely. :)

anu said...

Humble salutations and respect from my side for ur wonderful sharings. I bow down to your efforts

anu said...

Humble salutations and respect from my side for ur wonderful sharings. I bow down to your efforts