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Friday, July 23, 2010

Soya Chilli

Cooking Time Required: 20-25 mins
Cost of preparation: 15-20 rupees

Ingredients: Nutrela Soyabean chunks ( 2 cups), frozen green peas ( 1/2 cup), onion ( 1 medium ), green chilli ( 1-2 nos), ginger (1 inch long), ginger-garlic paste (1/2 tsp), cumin powder (1/3 tsp), tomato sauce ( 2 tsp), maida ( 1 tsp), cornflour ( 1 tsp), oil for frying, salt.

Cooking: Wash the soya chunks and put in a pressure coooker. Add 1-2 cups water and salt. Boil for 5 minutes. Remove from stove and keep aside to cool.

Squeeze out the water from the soya chunks, add ginger-garlic paste, cumin powder, maida , cornflour and a pinch of salt. Mix well. Heat oil in a deep kadai (wok). Add the soya chunks and fry till they turn reddish brown. Keep aside.

Cut the onion, green chilli and ginger into thin long pieces. Heat 1 tsp oil in a non-stick pan. Add the ginger,chilli and onion pieces and fry till the onion turns pinkish. Add the soya chunks and green peas. Stir fry for about 3-4 mins. Drizzle the tomato sauce over the pan and fry for a minute. Remove from fire and serve hot with rice/roti/puri.

One can also add spring onions and yellow/red peppers to this preparation.

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