You need –
Tomatoes – chopped and de-seeded, 1 cup
Sweet Basil – 3-4 leaves, minced
Onion – 1 medium, finely chopped
Garlic – 2 large pods, finely chopped
Chili powder – 1 teaspoon (I used Kashmiri chili powder)
Paprika – 1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon
Ground pepper – 1/4 teaspoon
Mustard seeds – 1/2 teaspoon
curry leaves – 1 sprig
Oil – 1 tablespoon
salt to taste
How to –
Heat only in pan, add the mustard seeds. once the seeds start to splatter, add the curry leaves. Tip in the onion, garlic and cook till the onion is translucent. Add salt, all the powders, except for pepper and fry till the oil start to separate.
Add the chopped tomatoes and basil. Mix well, cover and cook till the tomatoes are mushing. Uncover, add the ground pepper and mix well.
Turn off the heat and serve with idly, dosa or rice.
Soya, like many of you know that its packed with proteins. I don’t like soya milk but a big fan of the chunks/soya meat. I love this recipe and make it quite often but realized that its not featured in my blog. Its simple and easy to make. To me this is a quick-cooking standby when you long for some meat but left with no meat in freezer or pressed for time.
You need –
- Soya chunks – 1 cup
- Frozen peas – 1/2 cup
- Cumin seeds – 1/2 teaspoon
- Onion – 1 large, finely chopped
- ginger paste – 1 teaspoon
- garlic paste – 1 teaspoon
- Tomato – 1 large, chopped
- Coriander powder – 2 teaspoons
- Chili powder – 1 1/2 teaspoons
- Meat masala – 1 teaspoon (can use curry powder instead)
- Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon
- Ground pepper – 1/2 teaspoon
- Bay leave – 1
- Oil – 1 tablespoon
- Salt to taste
|Minced soy chunks|
- Prawns – 500 grams.
- Beans – 250 grams (Slit length-wise and chopped 1 inch in length)
- Shallots – 10 nos
- Garlic – 3 big cloves
- Crushed dry chillies – 1 ½ tablespoon
- Curry leaves – 1 stalk
- Salt – as per taste
- Coconut oil – 2 tablespoon
- In a pestle and mortar, crush the garlic and shallots. Cook the prawns in boiling water with ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder.
- Heat oil in a pan, add the crushed garlic, shallots, chilies and curry leaves Fry till the raw smell is gone and the onions turn golden brown.
- Add the prawns, beans and cook till the beans in done. Make sure the beans is crunchy and not over cooked.
- Serve hot with rice and curry. I had it with curd rice..:-)