Odia Foods and Cuisines

Soya mutter curry recipe

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A soya mutter curry that is also very simple to make! Green peas and soya chunks come together in an all-new style! Most of the preparations can be done well in advance, so you can whip this dish together in a jiffy! Boiled onion paste and tomato puree can be made and stored in the refrigerator to be used as required. Boiled onion paste imparts a good flavour and reduces the cooking time. A dash of cream adds a royal touch; feel free to add 2 to 3 tablespoons if you want it richer! Relish with roti or steaming hot rice.


1 tbsp soya oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1 tsp ginger-garlic (adrak-lehsun) paste
1/4 cup boiled onion paste
1/4 cup fresh tomato puree
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp sugar
salt to taste
1/2 cup boiled green peas
1/4 cup soaked and roughly chopped soaked and chopped soya chunks
1 tbsp fresh cream
2 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania) for garnishing


Heat the soya oil in a kadhai and add the cumin seeds.
When the seeds crackle, add the ginger-garlic paste and boiled onion paste and sauté till it turns golden brown in colour.
Lower the flame, add the tomato purée and sauté till the mixture leaves oil.
Add the turmeric powder, chilli powder, garam masala, sugar, salt and 2 tablespoons water and simmer for another 5 to 7 minutes while stirring continuously.
Add the green peas and soya chunks, mix well and cook for another 5 minutes.
Add the cream and mix well.
Serve hot garnished with coriander.




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