Total Time: Preparation Time: 10-15 mins Cooking Time: 15-20 mins Servings: 4 |
Soya matar, another delicious recipe using soya nuggets. Green peas and soya chunks are sauteed in thick onion tomato gravy, and seasoned with some spices. A simple and tasty recipe to go with rice and chappatis.
- 1 cup soya nuggets/chunks
- 1/2 cup green peas
- 2 onions - finely chopped
- 3 tomatoes - finely chopped
- 1 capsicum - chopped
- 4-5 green chillies
- 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
- 2 tsp cumin seeds
- 1 tsp coriander seeds
- 3-4 cloves/laung
- 3-4 cardamom/elaichi
- 1 inch piece cinnamon/dalchini
- 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tsp pepper powder
- 1 tsp garam masala powder
- 1/2 tsp amchur/dry mango powder
- Salt to taste
- 5-6 tbsp oil
- A handful of chopped coriander and mint leaves.
Directions & How to
- Soak the soya chunks in hot water for around 20 minutes. Rinse it well, squeeze out all the extra water and keep aside.
- Heat 3 tbsp oil in a frying pan, add 1 tsp cumin seeds, when it splutters add the chunks and stir well, sprinkle salt and 2 chopped green chillies and fry it well for around 5-6 minutes on slow flame. Remove and keep aside.
- Heat around 3-4 tbsp oil in another pan, add all the whole spices, when it splutters add onions and fry till they turn brown.
- Now add tomatoes and cook till they turn soft. Add salt, turmeric powder, pepper powder and green chillies and saute it for around a minute or 2.
- Add around quarter cup of water and cook it again for 2-3 minutes. By this time the masala should leave enough oil and come in a form of thick gravy.
- Now add peas and capsicum, stir well and cook it 3-4 minutes. Mix fried soya nuggets and saute it for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Sprinkle garam masala powder, amchur powder, chopped coriander and mint leaves, stir well.
- Serve hot with chappatis or rice.