- 1 1/ 2 cups soya chunks
- 2 medium sized potatoes, cubed
- 1 large onion, roughly chopped
- 5 garlic cloves
- 1 teaspoons roughly chopped ginger
- 1 large tomato, roughly chopped
- 2 green chilies
- 1/ 4 cups chopped coriander leaves
- 1 tablespoons tomato paste
- 3 black peppercorns
- 2 cloves
- 1 bay leaf
- 1/ 2 teaspoons cumin seeds
- 1/ 2 tablespoons coriander powder
- 1/ 4 teaspoons garam masala
- 1/ 4 teaspooon turmeric powder
- Salt as per taste
- 1 tablespoons mustard oil/ any other oil of your choice
- water, adjust to get the required consistency
Wash the soya chunks and soak in boiling water for around 10-15 minutes. After 15 minutes squeeze out all the water from the chunks and keep aside.
In a grinder make a paste of onion, ginger, and garlic. Take out the paste. Keep aside. In the same jar make a paste of tomato and green chili. Keep that aside too.
Heat oil in a pot and add cumin seeds, bay leaf, peppercorns, and cloves. Saute for a few seconds till the spices become fragrant.
Add the onion paste and fry till it turns golden brown. In between if the paste starts sticking to the bottom of the pot, add around 2 tablespoons of water and continue cooking.
Add turmeric powder, salt, and coriander powder and about 2 tablespoons of water. Stir fry for about a minute and then add the tomato paste. Cook the tomatoes nicely till they change color and turn mushy.
Next, add the tomato paste, and cook for about 1-2 minutes.
Add potato cubes, soya chunks, and coriander leaves. Mix everything. Cook for about 2 minutes without water.
Add water, mix and cover the pot. Cook till potatoes are done.
Finally, add garam masala, mix and simmer for around 2 minutes. Switch off the gas.
Garnish with some chopped coriander leaves and serve with roti/ paratha/ rice.