July 12, 2008

Soyabean Curry

I think I’m on my way to becoming Ms. Bean! I’ve started including beans and lentils into meals at least twice a week. I find the resulting dishes simple, tasty and healthy. I was clearing out a shelf when I came across a bottle of pigeon peas. I set to work and made
bendi. I found this bottle of white soyabean right next to the pigeon peas. The only thing I’ve ever had with white soyabean is bendi again. I didn’t want to make the same dish twice in the same week. But I soaked the soya beans anyway.

Armed with my bottle of Aashirwad Multipurpose Cooking Paste, I set out to make this very simple side dish.

1 cup Soya Beans, soaked overnight and drained
3 tbsp Multipurpose Cooking Paste
1 tsp Oil
1 tsp Chilli Powder
½ tsp Turmeric Powder
1 tsp Kitchen King Masala
Salt to taste

If you do not have this paste or would like to make the paste yourself, this is the recipe.

2 Onions, sliced

1 tsp Ginger-Garlic Paste

1-2 tbsp Oil

2 Tomatoes, blanched and sliced

Heat the oil in a kadhai and fry the onions along with the ginger-garlic paste. Add the sliced blanched tomatoes. Fry this for 2-3 minutes.

Heat the oil in a pressure pan and add the cooking paste. Add the chilli powder, turmeric powder and the kitchen king masala along with the salt. Fry for 2-3 minutes. Add the soya beans and enough water to cover the beans. Pressure cook for 3-4 whistles.

You could garnish this with coriander leaves if you wish. I forgot to do any of that. This dish was really a treat at lunch time and I’ll be sure to make this often.


Lore said...

Comfort food all the way! But I'm intrigued: what is the multipurpose cooking paste? What are its ingredients?

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Siri said...

the cooking paste sounds smart idea Raaga. have to explore the indian stores in my area for a similar one. the curry looks yummo!


jayasree said...

soyabean curry looks delicicous and very esy to prepare. Thanks for the note on multipurpose paste.

Lore said...

Thanks for posting the paste's recipe!

sridevi said...

the pic is looking lovely and may b tasty tooooooo