Monday, July 29, 2013

Spicy Kolhapuri Soya Thamda rassa

Vegans forgo the consumption of meat and meat derivatives, which leaves them looking for alternatives to meet their nutritional needs. Soya chunks are made from soy beans and they work well as meat substitutes. These come in the form of regular chunks, mini chunks and granules, and can be used in many ways. The nutritional value is similar to meat in some areas and different in others.Soya chunks are dry when you purchase them. They need to be reconstituted in water, which causes them to become spongy. Plain soya chunks do not have much flavor at all, but they absorb sauces, spices and flavorings well. 
Try this spicy kolhapuri style Red curry /Thamda rassa with a aromatic kolhapuri masla. I am sure you and your family gonna love it :)
  • 3 cups Soya chunks
  • 4 Tomatoes chopped
  • 4 onion,sliced
  • 1tsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 1tbsp oil
Dry Roast separately and grind (masala paste)
  • 1 cup Dry copra/ coconut,grated
  • 2 pieces Cinnamon sticks
  • 4-5 Cloves
  • 1/4tsp Pepper corns
  • 10 spicy dried red chillies
  • 1tbsp Coriander seeds
  • 2tsp Cumin/jeera
  • 1/2tsp  Dagad phool
  • 1/2 Mace/javethri
  • 1 tsp White thil
  • 1 small piece Nutmeg/jaiphal
  • 1tsp poppy seed
Cooking Directions
  1. Soak soya chunks in hot water for 30 minutes.
  2. After 30 minutes Squeeze out all the water from soya and drain it well.
  3. Heat oil in a kadai and deep fry soya chunks till they tuns to nice golden brown colour and take out on a kitchen towel or paper to drain out the excess oil
  4. In the same pan and fry onion slices till golden brown and let it cool completely before grinding it to smooth paste and our brown onion paste is ready.
  5. Meanwhile dry roast all the masala ingredients till brown and grind it to smooth paste with 2 cups of water.
  6. In a seperate kadai /sauce pan heat some oil and saute remaining 1 sliced onion till translucent.Now add ginger garlic paste and saute till the raw smell goes.
  7. Add in chopped tomatoes and saute further till oil separates.
  8. Now its time add in brown onion paste,Roasted masala paste along with fried soya chunks.Give it a nice stir and add 3 cups of water.cover and cook on low heat .
  9. Garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with rice or roti.


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