Soya Chunks – 3 cups cookedClick to know how to cook soya chunks
Onion- 1 large sliced
Ginger Garlic Paste- 1 tblspn
Green Chilli - 2
Tomatoes – 3 chopped finely
Beans – 10 chopped
Capsicum – ½ chopped
Peas – 1 cup
Coconut- 1 cup ground into paste
Milk – ½ cup
Cornflour / CornStarch – 1 tblspn
Sugar – 1tsp
Salt to taste
Coriander Leaves / Cilantro for garnishing
Oil- 3 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku – 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam – 1 tsp
Cinnamon / Pattai – 1 small stick
Fennel Seeds / Sombu / Saunf – 1 tblspn
Cardamom / Yelakai – 4
Cloves/ Krambu – 4
Turmeric powder / Manjal Podi – 1tsp
Garam Masala powder -2 tsp
Chilli Powder – 1 tsp
Coriander Powder / Malli Podi – 1 tblspn
Pepper Powder – 1tsp
Cumin powder / Jeera podi -1 tsp
Heat water in a sauce pan along with some milk. Add in soya chunks and switch off the flame. Cover the pan and let it rest for 15 mins. Drain it and rinse in cold water. Sqeeze off the extra water and set aside till use. See this recipe for the step by step pictures of how to prepare soya chunks.
Mix ½ cup of milk with cornstarch and set aside.
Heat oil in a kadai. Add all the whole spices given in the list in the same order and let it sizzle for 30 seconds.
Now add in onions and green chillies along with salt, sugar and ginger garlic paste.Fry this for 5 mins till the onion turn golden.
Add all the spice powders in the given order and sauté for 30 seconds.
Add in tomatoes and cook for 5 more minutes till the tomatoes turn mushy.
Now add in peas, capsicum, beans and mix well. Add in cooked soya chunks and mix that as well.
Add in ground coconut paste and mix well. Pour in enough water and bring it to a good boil. Cover and Simmer for 15 mins untill the peas and beans are cooked.
Now add in the mixed cornstarch milk into the gravy and mix well. It will get thick and shiny.
Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with rice or roti.