Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Soya Chunks fry

Again I am posting a recipe which I tried from my co-bloggers. And again it is Preetha Chechi of A Bowl of Curry.

By seeing the pics she posted, I decided to make it for Sunday lunch. I always prefer these chunks in our meal not only because they are enriched with proteins and as they are easy to prepare too. This simple ingredient makes the meal rich for sure. Sometimes I used to make soya chunks fry with chicken 65 masala. But my daughter doesn't like as it will become either too spicy or too plain.. But this time she liked it .I prefer making this for occations.

This time I tried two versions of these, I did a fry as well as baking. Baking version was little spicy still it was delicious too. As it didn't had much oil, good for health also.

I just added few more masala according to our taste buds.So it has a slight variation from chechi's recipe.

Ingredients:

Soya chunks / Meal maker - 2 cups
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tea spoon
Chili powder - 1/2 tea spoon.
garam masala - 1/4 tea spoon
turmeric powder - 1/4 tea spoon
salt  - as per taste
Oil - to fry the chunks (1/2 cup to 1 cup)
curry leaves - a few

Preparation:
1. Boil 3-4 cups of water in a wide bowl  and soak the chunks in it for 30 minutes.
2. when the water is in bearable heat or it is cool down, squeeze the water completely from the chunks
3.wash it in cold water two to three times and  squeeze the water completely. cut them into half.
4. let it stand for five minutes, then add the masalas given and the ginger garlic paste, and mix well...
5. let it marinate for 1-2 hours (if you are in hurry atleast 30 mins)
6.Heat oil in a pan or kadai, add curry leaves and the marinated chunks, fry untill they become golden brown and crispy.
7.Repeat the steps for the remaining chunks.


If you are baking,

1.Preheat oven to 350F,
2.sprinkle a tea spoon of oil to the chunks and mix well.
3. Then spread it in a baking sheet, and bake for 15 - 20 minutes
4. In between turn the chunks using a wooden spoon or spatula for even cooking.

Baked chunks are ready to serve.... :)

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