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December 4, 2009

Soya Makhani



When we moved to this new apartment, I somehow didn't manage to cook anything decent for the first few days. But we still took our lunch packed in boxes. The lunches usually had soya, paneer, peas, lentils... you get the drift, don't you? Since Amma and Appa were here then, Amma would make dinner each night and that was the only meal which gave us our vegetable fix.


Soya makhani is one such dish that was put together in less than 10 minutes. Thanks to soya chunks and bhuna masala. This is kind of like the vegetarian version of butter chicken, but made completely the cheater's way.


1 cup Soya Nuggets, prepared according to instructions on the pack

1 packet Maggi Bhuna Masala for Gravy Dishes

1/2 cup Milk

1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder

1 tsp Chilli Powder

1 tsp Dried Fenugreek Leaves (Kasuri Methi)

Salt to taste


Heat the bhuna masala in a kadhai and add the chilli powder, turmeric and salt. Fry for a minute.


(If you do not have access to Maggi Bhuna Masala, you could heat a tablespoon of oil, fry the paste of 1 onion along with a teaspoon of ginger garlic paste. After the onion paste is fried for 3-4 minutes, add 2-3 tbsp of tomato puree and cook for 2-3 minutes more.)


Add the milk and bring the mixture to a boil over a low flame. Add the soya nuggets and cook for a couple of minutes. Add the dried fenugreek leaves and take off the flame. Serve hot with rotis.

18 comments:

A_and_N said...

A loves soya nuggets so much that he makes it ONLY for himself. And I should make this for him when I'm not eating dinner or something

P.S. - I'm not a huge fan of soya. But how much can wrong with Makhni right? :D

Long time, Raaga. Hope all is well.

Shama Nagarajan said...

different recipe dear..delicious

Priya said...

Such a droolworthy dish, completely new for me..

Divya Kudua said...

I am still to cook with Soya..:)

Cilantro said...

I have only seen the Ad for the Bhuna masala, we don`t get them here. Looks delicious.

Prathibha said...

Nice variation with soya..looks good..must try..

Soma Pradhan said...

Learnt a new way of preparing soy nuggets...thx for sharing

Sunshinemom said...

Tasty dish!! Maggi bhuna masala is new to me. Will check up next time!

Divya Vikram said...

I love soya. This looks like an innovative recipe.Bookmarked.

Parita said...

Wow this is so easy and looks so rich and creamy!! I must admit i am not a huge fan of soya but would love to try this recipe someday :-)

Vanillastrawberryspringfields said...

Cool site -loads of great recipes u have singing chef!!!
Last month i ended up with 3 recipes for taste and create -with a blog like urs i think 30 would be less...
well partner ur site recipes rock and yeah its going to take me awhile to narrow on jus a few!!!

musical said...

Lovely! I am in love with soya chunks, granules etc etc. You get the drift. Every other fortnight or so, i end up making soya pulaav :). This makhani version is quite enticing, so i am going to get another pack of soya chunks!

He he, nice to know a fellow "hoarder" ;). Glad that the similarity doesn't just stop at our names :).

Red Chillies said...

Not a huge fan of Soya. But since you mention that with Bhunana masala we can make this in 10 mins? Will have to look for that masala here.

Konkani said...

Whoa! I love anything with Soya chunks, thanks tohubby eat them all the more now. I got to kno about the masala you mentioned when saw the Indian food ads. Nice dish, very creative.

Cheerz
Ash.

Konkani said...

Whoa! I love anything with Soya chunks, thanks tohubby eat them all the more now. I got to kno about the masala you mentioned when saw the Indian food ads. Nice dish, very creative.

Cheerz
Ash.

Sig said...

I have never seen bhuna masala, but that gravy looks so rich and delicious, I want to go find it and make this with chicken ;)

Bong Mom said...

What is Maggi Bhuna Masala Raaga ? The makhani looks delectable, with soy chunks it is a great idea

Siri said...

I love soya nuggets curry and this curry is a real winner for me.. must look for the maggi masala you mentioned about next time I visit the indian store! :)

- Siri