Saturday, 28 February 2015

Soya Chunks Green Peas Curry Recipe | Easy Veg Side Dish Recipes

side dish for roti semi gravy soya chunks green peas curry
A protein rich semi gravy for chappati or dosa made of a thick flavoured coconut paste with soya chunks and green peas. It is a perfect side dish for a rich semi gravy to tiffen items.

Recipe Category: S.Indian / Side Dish
Preparation Time: 30 minutes Cooking Time: 15 minutes Serves: 6

Soya Chunks - 1/2 cup
Fresh Green Peas - 1/2 cup
Cloves - 4
Cinnamon - 1
Onion - 1, medium, finely chopped
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Red Chilli Powder - 1 tbsp
Salt - as required
Oil - 1 tbsp
Coriander Leaves - to garnish

Grind to a fine coconut paste:
Coconut - 3 tbsp, fresh, grated
Khus Khus / Poppy Seeds - 1 tsp
Fennel Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Water - 1/4 cup


  • Make sure the soya chunks has lost its smell while boiling in hot water. 
  • If using frozen peas, soak the required amount n the previous night and then pressure cook for a whistle extra. 

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Method of Preparation:

1.Boiling Soya Chunks: Boil soya chunks in water with salt till it doubles in size. Remove and strain the water. Run through fresh water and then strain the excess water. Using the back of a vessel, gently press the soya chunks to strain the excess water completely.
2. Pressure cook peas for a whistle and simmer for 2 minutes. Remove and release the air. Strain the water and keep the peas aside.
3. In a food processor, add grated coconut, cumin, fennel and khus khus. Using 1/4 cup of water, pulse it to a fine liquid. In a pan, heat oil and add the garam masala items. Add onions and saute till translucent.

4. Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt. Saute till the masala is nicely cooked with the onions. You can sprinkle some water if it tends to stick to the bottom of pan. Add coconut paste. Let it cook in medium heat for 3 minutes.
5. Add soya chunks and green peas. Let it cook for 5 minutes. Garnish with coriander leaves.

Serving Suggestion:
Chappathi's, roti's or naan 's. Also as a gravy for vegetable briyani or pulao.
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Sending this to Remmy's Kitchen!!!


  1. I like the soy chunks but because my other half does not eat, I only cook when is travelling. This dish seem the dish for the chunks. Nice one.

  2. A great veggie treat......... :)


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