Soya Chunks Stew:
Soya Chunks 100 grams
Green chilies 3 - slitted
Red Onion 1 large – sliced
Country Tomatoes 2 – chopped into chunks
Ginger 4” size – peeled and chopped into sticks
Garlic 7-9 cloves – peeled and chopped into sticks
Turmeric powder ½ + ½ spoon
Red Chili powder 2 spoons
Red food color 1 pinch (optional)
Thick/thin coconut milk 1 cup
Cinnamon 2 sticks
Cardamom crushed 3
Bay leaves 1
Coconut Oil few spoons(kerala touch) sesmae oil (Tamizhar touch).
Cilantro leaves few for garnishing.
Wash and clean soya chunks. Boil with enough water + salt in microwave oven for about 10 minutes. Then wash with clean cold water. Now also squeeze them a little to remove excess water. Set this aside.
Heat oil in a wok…clove, cinnamon, cardamom and bay leaves to it. Wait until it pops and splutters well.
Add green chilies and onions to it. Fry till onions turn to golden color.
Add garlic and ginger sticks too. Fry them till its raw odor leaves.
Now add tomatoes and sauté for few minutes. Add salt, turmeric, chili and color powder to this.
Fry for few more seconds. Then add 2-3 cups of water. Cover and cook over medium heat.
Add soya chunks now and cook over medium heat without covering it. Maybe it takes 5-7 minutes.
Now add coconut milk to this and allow it to boil once. Remove this from stove top.
Garnish this stew with chopped cilantro leaves.
Serve warm along with steam cooked rice.