Its becoming a challenge to cook for my son. He is such a picky eater. But he loves chicken… in any form 🙂 So I wanted to try a curry with soya chunks… after all its a vegetarian chicken 🙂 That is what we used call when we were young.
Using soya chunks is very easy and no fuss process and tasty to eat.
What you need:
Soya chunks : 1 cup
Potatoes, cubed : 1 cup
Onion : 1 small, thinly sliced
Green chillies : 2, slit
Ginger Garlic paste : 1 tbsp
Curry leaves a few
Salt according to taste
Garam Masala : 1 tsp
Kitchen King : 1 tsp (optional)
Turmeric : 1/2 tsp
Coriander Leaves : a handful, chopped
Oil : 2 or 3 Tbsp
Split Urad dal : 1 tsp
Jeera : 1 tsp
Mustard seeds : 1 tsp
- Boil a glass of water, add salt and soya chunks. Bring it to a boil once, turn off heat and drain the water. Squeeze the soya if you think there is more water. Keep aside. If you are not in a hurry, you can soak them in warm water with salt for 30 to 40 min and then squeeze them.
- Take a deep pan, and add oil. Once hot, add urad dal, mustard seeds and jeera.
- After the mustard seeds splutter, add curry leaves, green chillies, onions and turmeric.
- Fry for a min and add ginger garlic paste. Fry till the raw smell disappears.
- Add potatoes, soya chunks, salt, garam masala and kitchen king.
- Mix well and cover and cook for 10 min, or till done.
- Adjust salt and add a handful of chopped coriander.
- Serve hot with rotis or steamed rice.
Mom’s Tips :
You can even omit potatoes and make it using only soya chunks.
In the end if you feel the curry too dry, you can add 2 or 3 Tbsps of milk or cream.
If you don’t have Kitchen King masala, you can add chicken masala.
I omitted red chilli powder as I was cooking for my son. If you want it spicy, add a tsp of chilli powder while adding garam masala.
My kid loved it, so I can say that it will be a sure hit if you want to try something new with your kids.