Soya is my all time favorite from childhood and mom usually adds in soya in most of her gravy dishes either veg or non veg and even in rice varieties... Soya chunks are made from soy beans and they work well as meat substitutes. Vegans forgo the consumption of meat and meat derivatives, which leaves them looking for alternatives to meet their nutritional needs and that is soya chunks and it is high source of protein and omega fatty acid.
When she adds in rice me and my brother fights for soya chunks, it really tastes great for biryani also... And this is a healthy one too but rk is just opposite he picks each and every ball if I add in... So this dish is only for me and I had the entire soya for 2 servings of the day...And especially soya and potato is a nice combo and it makes a whole some meal... This side dish goes well with mild varieties of rice also... Simple and delicious curry loaded with protein to make a healthier day...
Oil - 1&1/2 tbs
Onion - 1&1/2(medium seized)
Tomato - 1&1/2(medium seized)
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1&1/2 tsp
Red chilly powder - 3/4 tsp
Garam masala - 1 tsp
Green chilly ginger garlic paste - 2 tsp
Oil - 2 tbs
Soya chunks - 1&1/2 cup
Red chilly powder - 1/8 tsp
Garam masala - 1/8 tsp
Potato - 2(small sized)
Coriander leaves - 2 tbs
Hot water - 1 cup
Milk - 1 tbs
Take a kadai pour in oil,then add in chopped onion and saute till translucent,then add in chopped tomato and saute well till mushy.
Then add in all the powder ingredients and saute till the masala is blended well,then add in green chilly ginger garlic paste and saute for till raw smell of ginger garlic paste leaves out.
Then grind the masala to a smooth paste and set a side.
Then soak the soya chunks in hot water with a little milk, squeeze out all the water in soya chunks and set a side,mean while boil the potato in a pressure cooker up to 3 whistle peel the skin,chop to big slice and set a side.
Take a kadai pour in 1/2 tsp oil add the squeezed soya chunks with little red chilly powder and garam masala powder and saute well till the masala is coated in soya chunks.
Then in the same kadai pour in the remaining oil,add the ground masala mixture and saute well till oil leaves at its sides then add in required amount of water and allow to boil for 2 mins.
Then add in the sauteed soya chunks and boil it for 3 mins,then add in chopped coriander leaves
Then add in boiled potato and boil for 1 min and mix well and switch off.
Serve hot hot soya aloo curry with chapatti or mild pulao and enjoy
Soak the soya chunks in hot water and milk at least for 15-25 mins before making the curry and milk helps to remove the bad raw smell of soya,and squeeze out all the water.
And sauteing the soya chunks in masala is purely optional,but this infuses masala in soya chunks well so when you taste the chunks it won't be bland.
Don't cook the potato for long,this will mash the potato and potato in chunks will taste nice.