Tuesday, September 3, 2013


This month's Potluck Party @ Jagruti's Cooking Odyssey I was paired with Avika Nair.She has an awesome  collection of dishes in her blog, A Day through my Life  . Today I am making her Soya Chunks Curry ( Kerala Style ) . The gravy is nice and spicy with coconut milk.

1 cup Soya Chunks
1 Medium sized onion
1 Tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
3 - 4 Curry Leaves
1 small Tomato
1 green chilly
1/4 Tbsp Turmeric
3/4 - 1 Tbsp Chilly Powder 
1 cup Thin Coconut Milk
1/4 cup Thick Coconut Milk
Chopped coriander leaves for garnishing
( I have used the ready coconut milk bought from the store )
To Roast:
1/2 - 3/4 cup Grated Coconut
1 Tbsp Fennel Seeds
0.5 Tbsp Coriander Seeds
1 small Cinnamon Stick
2 Cloves
1 Green Cardamom
3 Dry Red Chillies

1 Tbsp Oil
1 Tbsp Mustard Seeds

1. Dry Roast Coriander seeds, fennel seeds, Cardamom, Cinnamon stick and cloves in a pan for 2 min. Then add grated coconut and roast when the coconut starts turning light brown. 
2.Grind the roasted coconut mixture into a smooth paste adding little water.
3. Cut onion into small thin slices. Chop green chilly and tomato as well.
4. Boil the soya chunks with a little salt. When they are done, drain them. Squeeze out the water completely.
5. Heat oil in a pan. When the oil becomes hot, add mustard seeds. Let it crackle. Then add the thinly sliced onions. Fry for 2 minutes and then add curry leaves and green chilly
6. Once the onions turn light brown in color, add the ginger garlic paste. Mix and stir for 2 min.
7. Now add the tomato and cook it till it becomes mushy. Add salt and mix well.
8. Add Turmeric and Chilly Powder. Mix well for a minute. Then add the ground coconut paste. Cover and cook for 3 - 5 min.
9. Add the Soya Chunks and about one cup water and let it cook covered for 3 min. ( the quantity of water depends on how much gravy yo like )
10. Finally stir in 2 -3 tbsps of coconut milk. Bring to a boil and garnish with coriander leaves. After one or two boils switch off the gas.

Note: If you are using the freshly extracted coconut milk, cook with the thin milk first instead of water. Then add the second extract which is thick coconut milk in the end.

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  1. Curry looks so tempting and delicious !

  2. wow curry looks super delicious and yumm:)

  3. Gravy looks tempting,healthy yummy curry

  4. Very tempting curry.. one of my favorites. Glad to know that you loved it :)

  5. Omg, curry with full of flavours, the colour of the curry itself is soo tempting.

  6. The color of the curry is so yummy and tasty...

  7. The curry looks delicious. I have not used soya chunks before so thanks for sharing this recipe. I learnt something new.

    1. That's a healthy stuff Mina.. full of protiens


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