Wednesday 18 December 2019

Soya Chunks Kurma/Meal Maker Kurma – How to make Meal Maker Kurma

Soya Chunks Kurma is another interesting, creamy and rich kurma. This irresistible kurma is in the series of Soya Chunks recipe which I have been posting for quite some time. When you run out of vegetables, but still want to make something healthy, tasty and rich, then you have landed in the right recipe. Do try out this Soya Chunks Kurma and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and delectable Kurma varieties and Veg Gravies here. Also do check out other Soya Chunks recipes like SoyaChunks 65, Soya Chunks Kola Urundai/Balls, Soya Chunks Stir Fry, Soya ChunksVegetable Curry, Soya Chunks Biryani. For now, let’s move on to the recipe.

Here’s how to make Soya Chunks Kurma with step by step photos…

1 finely chopped
3 finely chopped
Green Chillies
2 slit lengthwise
Red Chilli Powder
1 ½ tsp
Coriander Powder
3 tsp
Turmeric Powder
½ tsp
Garam Masala Powder
½ tsp
Coriander Leaves/Cilantro
2 tbsp finely chopped
As needed
Curry Leaves/Karuvepilai
10-12 leaves

To Marinate Soya Chunks
Soya Chunks/Meal Maker
2 cups
Ginger & Garlic Paste
2 tsp
Red Chilli Powder
½ tsp
Turmeric Powder
¼ tsp
Lemon Juice
1 tbsp

For Grinding
Poppy Seeds/Gasagasa
2 tbsp
Cashew nuts [optional]
Fennel Seeds/Sombu
½ tsp
½ small coconut or ¾ cup of coconut

For Tempering
2 tbsp
Fennel Seeds/Sombu
½ tsp
Cumin Seeds/Jeeragam
½ tsp
Cinnmon Sticks/Pattai
2 inch piece
2 -4
Bay leaf/Birinji Ilai
Preparation Time: 10-15 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 -30 minutes
Serves: 6
Author: Priya Anandakumar

Other interesting Soya Chunks Recipes...
Boil about 4-5 cups of water in a sauce pan and remove it from stove.

Add mealmake/soya chunks, little salt to it and let it rest for 20-30 minutes. Keep it covered.

Once the soya chunks doubles in size, filter and remove the soya chunks separately. Wash and rinse with water 2-3 times and drain the water completely.

After it cools, squeeze the soya chunks well in between your palms.

For Marinating

Now add ginger & garlic paste, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, lemon juice, little salt to soya chunks. Mix everything well and marinate until needed.

Chop onions, tomatoes, green chillies and keep it aside.

For Grinding

Dry roast fennel seeds and poppy seeds until nice aroma arises. Soak the cashew nuts in warm water for about 10 minutes.

Add coconut, cashew nuts, fennel seeds, poppy seeds to the mixer and grind everything together really well with required water to fine paste and keep it aside.

To Make Kurma

Heat Oil in a kadai in a pan/kadai,[I have used a black chatti/black mud pot] add cinnamon sticks, cloves, cardamom/elachi, bay leaves, fennel seeds/sombu, cumin seeds/jeeragam and fry until nice aroma fills the room.

Add finely chopped onions, green chillies and sauté until the onions turn translucent.

Add curry leaves and fry for few seconds. Now add the chopped tomatoes and fry until they turn mushy.

Add the marinated Soya Chunks and give a good stir. Add 1 tbsp of coriander leaves and sauté well until the raw smell of ginger & garlic paste vanishes.

Add the red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, little salt and mix everything really well.  Fry for 2-3 minutes unitl the raw smell of the dry powders vanishes.

Now add 2 cups of water and let boil really well for about 5-7 minutes. You can adjust the amount of salt at this stage.

Add the ground coconut mixture and mix everything really well. Simmer and cook the kurma  for 5-6 minutes  or until  the desired consistency of the gravy is reached.

Finally add rest of the chopped coriander leaves/cilantro and switch off the stove.

Yes, delicious, healthy and super tempting Soya chunks kurma is ready to be enjoyed. 
Serve it hot with steam cooked white rice or chapatti/roti/naan or even dosas or idlis.

I have used the mini soya chunks, you can use the regular ones and if you feel they are big you can cut them into halves after cooking.
I have used cashew nuts, but you can skip them when grinding.

Thanks a lot for visiting my space, please come back for more interesting and loving Vegetarian Gravies from my kitchen.

Other Kurma Varieties that might be of your interest...
Mushroom Kurma
Simple & Easy Chicken Kurma

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1 comment:

  1. The kurma looks like a nice way to get the girls to eat soya... the curry looks rich and thick...


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