Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Curry to feel closer to home :-)

I dont know what you guys do when you are feeling homesick ,missing the festival fun ,parents,sisters and so many other things ,...this is what i do :-)
1) sit back and write something nostalgic
 2) to feel festive do this
 3)or i go to kitchen ( this has to be noon time when Advay is sleeping after all i am going for cooking therapy )and prepare this hot and spicy curry to feel closer to my own country and enjoy  it with dhania chutney and plain rice and remember all the good things in life and feel blessed,.:-)

Recipe name - Soya nuggets curry
Preparation time 15 mins
Cooking time 30 mins
 soya nuggets one cup
onion two chopped coarsely
tomato one sliced
garlic two chopped
ginger one inch chopped
green chili two chopped
whole masala
bay leaves two
dried red chili two
black pepper four
clove three
black cardamom two
cumin seeds half tsp
powdered masala
red chili powder pinch
turmeric powder one fourth tsp
coriander powder one fourth tsp
salt as per taste
oil to cook
coriander leaves for garnishing
soak nuggets in hot water for 10 mins
drain and keep aside
in a non stick wok add one tsp oil
once hot lower the flame
fry the nuggets drain and keep aside.
p.s. i forgot to fry the nuggets :-( but it didnt had any effect on the taste
In the same wok add one tbsp oil
add whole masala and lower the flame
add chopped onion,ginger,garlic and green chili
keep frying till the onions change their colour
add tomatoes and fry further till the onions are done
add powdered masala,salt and keep stirring
till oil is seen along the sides.
add fried nuggets to the onion tomato paste
keep frying till everything mixes together
now add one cup of water and cover and cook.
once done remove from flame and serve warm
with plain rice,onion and coriander chutney

Other recipes with soya nuggtes
soya nuggets with green pea
soya nuggets and green pea pulao
the above two recipes and Soya nuggets curry are being sent to
My Legume Love Affair 28th edition hosted this month by Divya of Dilse , event started by Susan
thats all frens,,,:-) enjoy the festival ,i will be back soon till thn happy blogging and Festival


Jeanne said...

I think that cooking is the perfect thing to do when you are feeling homesick. This curry sounds so delicious!

Pavithra Elangovan said...

Wow thats awesome meal...looks and making me hungry now.

Finla said...

I do have my husbands family here but i do miss my family back home in the festival times too.

Sayantani Mahapatra Mudi said...

this festive season makes us all wanting to go home and be a part of this celebration. do enjoy your time dear and the curry looks comforting.

Saraswathy Balakrishnan said...

that's really homely and tasty meal:)

Lakshmi said...

when I miss home I cook something which my mom used to cook. It makes me feel closed to her. Curry looks delish Pri

Priya Suresh said...

Beautiful spread, soya nuggets curry sounds too delicious..even i miss my home:)..

Rachana said...

That platter looks so tempting. I loved your post...

Anonymous said...

It looks yummy :)

Raks said...

Nice healthy curry,wish to have it with roti right now!

pallavi said...

wow this curry sounds yum .. soy chnks r nt my fas but let m try this one!

Cham said...

When i miss home, i prepare my mom food :) Only thing that can comfort us!
Tasty one for sure!

San said...

Curry seems to be flavorful n succulent .


The Cooking Photographer said...

I would love a bowl. What a beautiful meal! Sighh..

Hamsi said...

Ya I come with you. Cooking is the one that distracts our homesickness. And you have presented an awesome meal. Yummy....

Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran,