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Butter Soya Chunk Curry

Butter Soya Chuck Curry

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Butter Soya Chuck Curry, a very delicious and nutritious vegetarian dish. This dish is perfect with Chapati, roti, Paratha, naan or rice. Soya chunks also known as Nutrela chunks come in different brands and soya chunk sizes. Soya chucks are very high in Protein and a perfect option for all those vegetarians that lack the daily protein intake.

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Soya chunks come with many health benefits that people seem to neglect due to the texture once soya chunks are cooked. Soya chunks are low in saturated fats, cholesterol and sodium and are high in protein and calcium. They come in normal large dry chunks, mini small chunks and also granulated.

To be honest before I wasn’t sure how to cook with these soya chunks. My mom or grandmother never cooked with them before and not even sure if they were available back in the days. 🙂
Another factor about these chunks in my household is that not everyone is a great fan of them ….like. These three men (dad,brother and the hubby) 🙁 but that’s okay the rest of the family love it. The best part is the kids love it and that counts the most.

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These chunks are good for not just the young ones but,is also packed with great source of nutrients and vitamins for the older ones.

This particular recipe that I’d like to share is a favorite within my household and I’ve also been asked by friends and other family members for the recipe.
It’s made in a nice creamy butter coconut milk gravy. With an explosion of tangy spicy taste to balance out the complete dish.

Be sure to try out this great recipe and also here are also some other great recipes to check out and try out ….. Mattar Tofu in White GravyMethi Muttar Malai PaneerBhaji Mooli nu ShaakChori-Dhokli and Dal Dhokli.

 

Butter Soya Chunk Curry

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Serving Size: 4

Butter Soya Chunk Curry

Butter Soya Chunk Curry - A complete delicious and nutritious dish to to be enjoyed by the family.

Ingredients

  • 2 cup – Soya Chunks / Soya Nuggets / Nutrela
  • 2 tbsp. - Oil
  • 2 tbsp. - Butter
  • 3 medium size- Tomatoes - chopped
  • 2 medium size- Red Onion - chopped
  • 10 Garlic cloves- cut in half
  • 1/2 inch Ginger piece- cut into thin strips
  • 1/2 cup- Tomato Paste or Strained Tomatoes
  • 5-7 pieces of Cashew Nuts
  • 1 - Bay Leaf
  • 1/2 tsp. - Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp. - Punjabi Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp. - Red Kashmiri Chili Powder
  • 1/4 tsp.-Crushed Kesoori Methi - (Dry Fenugreek leaves)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp. - Sugar
  • 1 cup- Coconut Milk
  • 1 tsp. - Fresh Coriander -finely chopped (for garnishing)

Instructions

  • Take about 3 cups of water into a pressure cooker add soya chunks and ½ tsp. of salt mix, cover and give it about 3 whistles and turn off. Once all pressure has been released, run under cold water and squeeze out all excess water from soy chunks and set aside. **See notes for other alternate way to soak soya chunks**
  • Heat a non-stick pan on medium high with 1 tbsp. of oil and 1 tbsp. butter. Once oil/butter is hot, add in garlic, ginger, onion and bay leaf give it a good mix. Sauté till the onions are translucent and the raw smell of garlic has disappeared.
  • The add in tomatoes, cashew nuts and tomato paste and let it cook for 5-6 minutes until tomatoes become mushy.
  • Then add in all the spices- turmeric powder, garam masala, red Kashmiri chili powder and 1 tbsp. of water and give it all a good stir. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Then remove from stove top and let it cool for few minutes. ***remove bay leaf before grinding***
  • Now transfer into a grinder jar and grinder the tomato/onion mixture into a fine silky paste. If water is required to grind add a small amount.
  • Heat the same non-pan on medium high add in 1 tbsp. oil and 1 tbsp. butter once heated up add in the tomato/onion mixture very carefully ...it will splatter or remove from stove top and add. Add in salt to taste, crushed kesoori methi, coconut milk and sugar. Let this entire cook for about 5 minutes. **If need be cover the pan to avoid splatting**
  • Add in cooked soya chunks and 1 cup water and gently give it a good mix to ensure the soya chunks are completely covered by the gravy. Cover and cook for another 2-3 minutes. If you like thicker gravy then cook for an additional minute or so.
  • Once ready remove from stove top and garnish with fresh chopped coriander leaves.
  • Delicious Butter Soya Chunk Curry is ready to be served with your favorite naan, chapati (roti) or pulav.
  • Notes

    * Alternative way to cook Soya Chunks- Boil about 3 cups of water with 1/2 tsp. of salt and set aside. Add in dry soya chunks and leave until soya chunks soften up. Then remove from water run under cold water and squeeze out all excess water from soya chunks.

    * Coconut Milk can be substituted with heavy cream.

    http://myfoodforthesoul.com/butter-soya-chunk-curry/

     

    Be sure to leave your thoughts and comments on this recipe. Enjoy!

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    Double Decker Sandwich

    Double Decker Sandwich | Layered Sandwich with a nice Spicy Cilantro-Coriander Peanut Chutney

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    The ultimate layered vegetarian sandwich made with boiled potatoes, tomatoes, cucumber, loads of cheese and a super delicious Spicy Coriander (Cilantro) Peanut Chutney all layered into white rye bread and toasted till nice and golden brown. Truly, does sound divine right! Well it absolutely is, this sandwich loaded with tons of authentic flavors and scrumptious mouth-watering sandwich that is not to be missed.

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    I’ve made many different versions of sandwiches, but by far this is my favorite and not just mine, but also my families. Double Decker sandwich is the perfect lunch or dinner sandwich. It’s absolutely filling so it’s a perfect idea for a nice quick and easy dinner.

    A vegetarian sandwich is unconditional, any vegetable of your choice goes well and to top it off cheese makes it completely delicious. I had decided to give this sandwich a bit of a twist by making a special chutney, dip or spread whatever you want to call it. It’s a spicy coriander (cilantro) peanut chutney, this chutney absolutely changes the complete taste of the sandwich. Instead of using it has a spread I had drizzled it all over the vegetables in the sandwich and then grilled it on my Panini grill.

    Cheese is a weakness for me, I just love it and some of my all time favorites cheeses to have stocked up are Pepper Jack Monterey Jack with Jalapeño Peppers, Mild Cheddar, Swiss Cheese, Provolone and Colby Jack Ripen Cheese. They taste the best on any sandwich.

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    Being a vegetarian I’ve found that many fast food joints,sandwich stores or restaurants really don’t indulge into making creative and interesting vegetarian sandwiches. It seems like it’s always the same old vegetable sandwich with some tomatoes, cucumbers and lettuce with cheese or a frozen veggie patty that is warmed up in the microwave and stuff into the sandwich. This is absolutely not fun or tasty! Tasty vegetarian sandwiches don’t always have to be boring and that’s why I think that the best sandwiches can be made right at home just the way you like it with your own choice of topping. 🙂

    My son is a picky eater, I find that veggies is one thing that is difficult for him to accept. He will eat it ….but surely takes his time. So, for me this was a challenge but I wasn’t going to give up so I decided to make wraps and sandwiches with veggies but in such a way that he wouldn’t even know that I had vegetables in his sandwich. Mashed vegetables with cheese and light flavoring it was a super hit. He now enjoys sandwiches with vegetables and chutney but has to have loads of cheese.

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    Be sure to try it out and let me know what you think. I’d love to hear from you, leave me you comments, feedback and be sure to follow me for some more great recipes.

     

    Double Decker Sandwich

    Prep Time: 25 minutes

    Cook Time: 5 minutes

    Total Time: 30 minutes

    Serving Size: 2

    Double Decker Sandwich- the ultimate vegetarian sandwich made with a spicy cilantro peanut chutney

    Ingredients

      Cilantro (Coriander) Peanut Chutney
    • Half stalk of Coriander/Cilantro (about 2 cups) cut off root parts only leave stems and leaves
    • ½ cup – skinned peanuts
    • 2 - Green Chilly
    • 2-3 garlic cloves peeled (optional)
    • 1 tsp. of lemon/lime juice
    • Salt to taste
      Sandwich
    • Sandwich
    • 4 slices Rye Bread (white or whole wheat)
    • 1 medium Potato – Boiled/peeled and thinly sliced
    • 1 Tomato - thinly sliced in round rings
    • ½ Cucumber - thinly sliced in round circles
    • 1 medium Red Onion - thinly sliced in rings
    • 2 slices - Pepper Jack Monterey Jack with Jalapeño Peppers
    • 2 slices - Mild Cheddar Cheese
    • 2 slices - Colby Jack Ripen Cheese
    • 2 slices - Swiss cheese
    • Salt to taste

    Instructions

    Prepare Cilantro (Coriander) Peanut Chutney
  • Make sure to wash coriander properly and can be roughly chopped.
  • In a blender/grinder with a little bit of water place all the ingredients and grind till a smooth consistency.
  • At this point check and do a taste test and adjust the salt and lemon juice to your liking.
  • Store the chutney an airtight container and keep refrigerated if consuming for a later time.
  • Sandwich Preperation
  • Take 2 slices of bread; spread butter/margarine on both slices. Once side of bread place 2 slices of cheese (use two different flavors) on top place a couple slices of boiled potatoes, then drizzle some cilantro chutney all over. Now place slices of tomato, than few cucumber and few slices of red onion rings. Sprinkle salt and pepper to your liking. Drizzle some more cilantro chutney all over. Place the other 2 slices of cheese on top and cover with bread slice with butter/margarine on it.
  • Place sandwich on sandwich toaster/Panini grill. Toast until nice golden brown.
  • Serve nice and warm with ketchup or your favorite sauce.
  • http://myfoodforthesoul.com/double-decker-sandwich/

     

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    Double Cheese Toasted Coriander Chutney Sandwich

    Desi Indian Style “Double Cheese Toasted Veggie Coriander Chutney Sandwich”

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    Who doesn’t love cheese? My love and passion for cheese is unconditional. It’s so delicious when it’s completely melted. Well if you’re thinking that this is just another ordinary sandwich. …will absolutely not! Because it’s got that Desi Indian style twist. First of all it’s made using healthy choice multi grain bread, with four different  super delicious cheese slices, Pepper Jack Monterey Jack with Jalapeño Peppers, Mild Cheddar, Swiss Cheese and Colby Jack Ripen Cheese. Freshly made coriander  (cilantro) Chutney with freshly sliced tomatoes, cucumbers and red onions seasoned with salt & pepper and toasted till nice and golden brown.

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    Sandwiches are my number one to go foods. They’re so versatile, enormous  topping ideas, countless choices of bread, delicious choices of home-made or store-bought spreads, different flavors of cheeses and completely optional to grill, toast, bake or eat just the way it is.

    Many of us are on a tight schedule and have no time to prepare a healthy breakfast, lunch or dinner. That’s when these delicious sandwiches come in handy. A lot of my sandwiches are triggered to satisfy the little tummy 🙂 … Yes my little munchkins. I like to make sure that they are getting a healthy breakfast or lunch and an absolute filling dinner. All these sandwiches are a great idea for lunch box, tiffin box, picnic, brunch, gathering or simply a fast go to snack. Completely fresh and filling. Some of my other great sandwiches that are mouth-watering and filling Grilled Scrambled Tofu Veggie SandwichPaneer Bhurji Sandwich and Cucumber Cheese Chutney Sandwich.

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    That’s why it’s always great to have bread cheese and some veggies on hand. Green Coriander Chutney  that I’ve made here for this sandwich is also a great condiment to have ready in the fridge. This chutney has a fridge life of up to six days which is perfect. Chutneys are another great versatile condiment can be used in many different ways. Many other chutneys go great with sandwiches like Mint Coriander Chutney and Mumbai Style Green Chutney.

    Corriander ChutneySandwiches can be prepared the night before or prepared fresh in the morning. Life has become so simple and easy for us that now we have all kinds of gadgets and equipment that make life simple and stress free. Sandwich toaster or Panini grills work great when making sandwiches. Prepare sandwich, set timer, place sandwich and close cover! Sandwich ready ! 🙂

    Try it out ! My double cheese toasted veggie coriander chutney sandwich is guaranteed to satisfied the hungry tummy anytime.

    Double Cheese Toasted Veggie Coriander Chutney Sandwich

    Prep Time: 10 minutes

    Cook Time: 5 minutes

    Total Time: 15 minutes

    Serving Size: 2

    Double Cheese Toasted Veggie Coriander Chutney Sandwich

    Desi Indian Style toasted Double Cheese Veggie Sandwich with Green Coriander Chutney

    Ingredients

    • 4 slices Multi-Grain Bread (white or whole wheat)
    • Tomato - thinly sliced in round rings
    • Cucumber - thinly sliced in round circles
    • Red Onion - thinly sliced in rings
    • 2 slices - Pepper Jack Monterey Jack with Jalapeño Peppers
    • 2 slices - Mild Cheddar Cheese
    • 2 slices - Colby Jack Ripen Cheese
    • 2 slices - Swiss Cheese
    • Salt to taste
    • Pepper to taste
    • Butter or Margarine to spread on slices of bread
    • Green Coriander Chutney ; click on link for full recipe

    Instructions

  • Take 2 slices of bread; on one side spread butter/margarine and other side "green coriander chutney"
  • Bread with the chutney on it; place 2 slices of cheese (use two different flavors) on top place few slices of tomato, than few cucumber and few slices of red onion rings. Sprinkle salt and pepper to you liking. (If you like mayonnaise add in now). Place the other 2 slices of cheese on top and cover with bread slice with butter/margarine on it.
  • Place sandwich on sandwich toaster/panini grill. Toast until nice golden brown.
  • Serve nice and warm with ketchup or your favorite sauce.
  • Notes

    Any cheese of your choice can be used.

    Any chutney you like can be used.

    Toasting or Grilling is optional.

    Any choice of bread can be used.

    http://myfoodforthesoul.com/double-cheese-toasted-coriander-chutney-sandwich/

    Hope you enjoy making sandwiches as much as I do. Do check out of my other recipes to enjoy; Grilled Scrambled Tofu Veggie SandwichPaneer Bhurji Sandwich, and Cucumber Cheese Chutney Sandwich

    Let me know what you think, share your thoughts, comments and feedback with me. Your words are what keeps me motivated. 🙂

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