Soya chunks real source of proteins..can replace very well the mutton r chicken for vegetarians..if we cook these chunks in hot water n grind slight coarsely in mixie gives us soya chunks keema, they will ressembles very well like meat keemas..i prepared as kurma with these soyachunks keema, they turned very well n an excellent side for rice, idlies, chappathis, parottas as well as for dosais..
1 1/2cups soyachunks
1 no chopped onion
1 no chopped tomatoes
2 nos bay leaves, cloves, cinnamonsticks
1tsp red chilly powder
1tsp chopped ginger
1tsp chopped garlic
2tsps poppy seeds
2 nos green chillies
1tsp cumin seeds
1tsp fennel seeds
1/4 cup grated coconut r dessicated coconut
2 stalks coriander leaves
1/2tsp turmeric powder
Heat two cup of water with salt, add the soyachunks to the hot water n cook them for a while r else till they double their volume, put off the stove n drain the soyachunks in a colander, squeeze out excess of water n grind them in a mixie r food processor slightly coarse..keep aside, this is soyachunks keema..
Heat enough oil in a kadai, add the whole spices(bayleaves, cloves, cinnamon sticks n cardamom pieces) n fry them until they turn brown, meanwhile grind the ginger, garlic,poppyseeds, peppercorns,cumin seeds,fennel seeds, green chilly, grated coconut, corianderleaves n turmeric powder as fine paste..keep aside.
Add the finely chopped onions n tomatoes pieces n stir continously until they get a bit cooked, add the grounded paste to the slightly cooked onion n tomatoes n stir them continously in simmer with lid closed for a while, so that the raw smells goes away from the spices, add the soyachunks keema to the spices n stir them well, add the salt n red chilli powder for a while n add enough water for making them as gravy..adjust ur gravy as ur wish..cook them for a while in medium flame until the oil get separates..garnish them with coriander leaves r with mint leaves..
Serve hot as side dish for chappathis, parathas r as gravy for hot rice..
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