This curry made of soy chunks and puréed tomatoes is not only extremely tasty, it is also a dish increasingly relevant in the current pandemic. One of the food groups that has become more important among the global population is protein. It is what you should have more of if you want to lose weight, of course. It will also help you regain your energy and strength if you have been unfortunate to contract Covid-19. And soy is a huge source of protein. Most important, it is delicious.
Soy chunks 1 cup
Tomatoes 3 large, puréed
Onion 1 large, sliced
Ginger 1” piece
Garlic 4 cloves
Yoghurt 1 cup, whipped lightly with a fork
Cream 2 tbsps
Coriander powder 1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder 2 tsps
Cumin powder 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
Biryani masala 1/2 tsp
Vegetable oil 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Soak the soy chunks in boiling water for 5 minutes and drain.
Heat the oil in a heavy-bottomed wok and fry the onions till they become translucent.
Crush the ginger and garlic in a pestle and add to the wok.
Fry till the raw smell of garlic disappears. It will take about 2 minutes.
Add the puréed tomatoes to the wok. Fry till oil leaves the sides of the wok.
Add the spice powders and salt. Add the yoghurt.
Add the soy chunks.
Add 1 cup of water and cook till the gravy thickens. Cover and cook for 30 minutes on medium heat.
Serve with rice, chapatti, or naan.