Being a vegetarian, it is tough to find and make protein rich food. Pulses, legumes are common source of protein in my diet. To keep things different in my meals I am on a constant lookout to find out foods rich in protein and prepare them. Soya is well-known to be rich with protein. I happened to stumble across a box of soya chunks in the pantry. This was a ‘Ta-da’! moment for me. I grabbed it to try this recipe. Try it out as a pleasant surprise awaits for you to savor.
1 1/2 cups soya granules (I used soya chunks to make granules. Grind soya chunks in a food processor. It should not be a fine powder.)
2 tomatoes (finely chopped)
1 onion (finely chopped)
2 tsp grated ginger
2 tsp grated garlic
2 tsp green chillies (finely chopped or to taste)
1 cup carrot (chopped into small cubes)
1/2 cup green peas
2 tbsp cilantro (finely chopped)
1 tbsp coriander powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp red chilli powder
2 tsp Kitchen King Masala (u can find this in any indian grocery store)
2 tbsp Oil
2 tsp cumin seeds
Salt to taste
- Soak soya granules in warm water for approximately 15 – 20 mins.
- In a hot pan add oil.
- Then add in the cumin seeds.
- Once they start to crackle, add in green chillies, ginger and garlic.
- Once golden brown, toss in the onions. Cook the onions till they are golden brown.
- Now toss in the carrots. Stir well. Cover it and cook it for 3 – 5 mins.
- Now add the coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chilli powder. Mix well.
- Now add the tomatoes and salt to taste. Mix well. Cook the tomatoes, until you see oil along the edges.
- Once the tomatoes are cooked, add peas. Squeeze the water out from the soya granules and add them to the mixture. Stir it well. Cover and cook for 5 mins on a low flame. (If you want it to be a curry consistency, use the water from the squeezed soya granules for your curry)
- Add the kitchen king masala and cilantro.
- Its done.
- Enjoy this with chapatis, or paratha or bread of your liking.
- You can also make toasted sandwiches, by using this curry as the filling.