Soya Matar

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Submitted: June 3, 2015
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Preparation Time: 10-15 mins
Cooking Time: 15-20 mins
Servings: 4 | 100 kcal

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.

Required ingredients

  • 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.

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