Hello everyone! I hope all of you are having a good time wherever you are! Today I am going to share with you one of my favorite recipes – Soya chunks matar sabzi. And it is my favorite for more than one reasons! Firstly, it tastes delicious and secondly, soya chunks are a great source of protein and thus makes it a pretty healthy recipe for your family. In fact for vegetarians, soya chunks can be their new best friend!
So once again, if you have been reading my recipes, you would believe me when I say that I am a fan of quick and healthy recipes! Anything that says healthy and quick, I would instantly start thinking about how I could make it myself putting in some Indian flavors. But this recipe is not something that I read somewhere or saw somewhere. My mom has been making this in different forms since forever. In India, we get these soya chunks in two forms – soya chunks and soya granules. Soya granules basically resemble coarsely ground mince or more like flakes. Whichever type you can grab, you can use this recipe. Not to mention that these are immensely versatile and can be used in pulao or as an addition to any other recipe just for that added kick of protein!
So without wasting any more time, let’s get straight into how I cooked this simple and quick soya chunks matar sabzi!
2 cups soya chunks (available in any Indian grocery store)
1 cup green peas, boiled
1 large sized onion, grated
2 medium sized tomatoes, pureed
1 tsp cumin seeds
½ tsp mustard seeds
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 inch piece of ginger, grated
1 tsp chopped green chillies
5 tsp oil
Salt to taste
½ tsp red chilli powder
2 tsp coriander powder
½ tsp turmeric powder
¼ tsp garam masala powder
Coriander leaves for garnishing
- Boil a pot of water. Once it boils, put the soya chunks in it and switch off the heat. Cover the pot and let it sit for about 20 minutes.
- In a pan, heat the oil. Add the cumin seeds and the mustard seeds. Once they start to splutter, add the grated onions. After about 2 minutes, add the ginger and garlic. Sauté till the onions turn a little brown.
- Add the pureed tomatoes along with the green chillies. Mix well. Add the salt, red chilli powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder along with ¼ cup of water. Mix well and cover. Lower the flame to low-medium.
- In the meanwhile, drain the soya chunks and squeeze to drain off all the water. Side by side, keep stirring the onion and tomato mixture so that it doesnt burn. remember, we used very little oil, so we have to be extra careful!
- Once you feel that most of the water has evaporated, uncover the pot and increase the flame to medium. Cook the masala while stirring till the oil oozes out and begins to show up at the corners.
- At this point, add the soya chunks and mix well. Cook uncovered till you feel that the chunks are considerably dry. Now, add the boiled green peas. Mix everything well and cook for another 5 minutes.
- Add the garam masala and some chopped coriander leaves for garnishing.
- Enjoy! Serve hot with rotis or paranthas.
I hope you try this recipe. The use of such minimal amount of oil should push you enough to try this healthy soya chunks matar sabzi!
If you have any questions or suggestions, you are welcome to pen them down in the comment box below!
Till next time..! Happy cooking!