Exquisite Corner

'Exquisite' means of such beauty or delicacy as to arouse intense delight .A food that's creative, thoughtfully prepared, beautifully presented and easy to eat makes it absolutely delicious.On this corner,I have tried to recollect the spicy memories and food that I have enjoyed, a delicacy that still persist on the corner of my heart.Hope you too will enjoy it. Bon Appetit !


Saturday, March 10, 2012

Soya Chunks - Roasted 'n' Grinded


  1. Soya chunks - 100 gms
  2. Shallots(small onion) - 10-15 No:s(Crushed)
  3. Garlic - 2 cloves(Crushed)
  4. Ginger - half a small one(Crushed)
  5. Crushed chilly - 2 tablespoons
  6. Coriander powder - 1 teaspoon
  7. Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  8. Pepper powder - 1 teapoon
  9. Salt - to taste
  10. Onion - 1big(sliced)
  11. Coconut oil
  12. Curry leaves
  13. Whole red chilly - 2 No:s
  14. Mustard seeds

To roast and grind

  • Coconut - 1 cup(grated)
  • Shallots - 3 No:s
  • Chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1/4 tsp
How to make
       Soak the soya chunks for about an hour. Squeese well the soya chunks while removing from water.Marinate the soya chunks with ingredients 2 - 8. Keep aside for 20 mins. Pressure cook the marinated soya chunks with 1 cup of water and salt. Cook for 2 -3 whistles. If there is excess water in it after cooking, cook in low flame till it dries out. Take a bottom heavy pan. Heat tbspn cocnut oil in a wok. Add whole red chilly,splutter mustard seeds and curry leaves . Now add onion and saute till they become translucent. Add the cooked soya and saute well. Fry in low flame till the soya turns golden brown in color.(You can have this at this stage, also. It tastes good.)
        In the meantime, roast the coconut and shallots in a wok till the coconut turns brown in color. Remove from flame and add chilly powder & coriander powder.Grind the roasted mixture and add this mixed with water to the fried soya chunks. Add salt to taste(Be careful while adding salt as you have added salt while pressure cooking soya.). Bring the curry to boil. Cook in low flame so that the masala is well mixed with the soyachunks. Serve hot with chapathi or rice.

1 comment:

  1. Tried the recipe and it came out very well.Thanks Divya :) Way to go !!!