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September 10, 2013

Soya Chunks Gravy For Rice, Roti - Meal Maker Gravy - Soya Chunks Recipes

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Hi friends , hope u all celebrated Ganesh chaturthi very well . We too had a great celebration with my in-laws :)  and back to routine..
I got this soya chunks gravy recipe ( meal maker gravy) from a magazine. It was mentioned that this gravy can be had with dosa , appam , roti and rice. Basically i love soya chunks/meal maker a lot. My Mom used to add them in biryani & kurma . But my MIL never uses it as my husband is not fond of it. Though i like it very much, I couldn’t make often in my kitchen. Recently a reader in facebook mailed me to post some soya chunks recipe for rice..As I have not posted any soya recipes before , i really wanted to post one..So i started searching for some recipes & finally i got this recipe from Aval vikatan..I have tried this twice so far and i loved it with rice , roti and dosa. Usually i like to mix kuruma kind of gravy with rice. I have already posted cauliflower gravy for rice and tiffin , my mom’s recipe very long back.This is also one such kind..

soya chunks gravy

1 cup - 200ml
  • Meal maker/soya chunks – 1 cup ( I used big chunks)
  • Big onion – 2 to 3 nos (use 3 if small in size) 
  • Tomatoes – 3 nos (Medium sized)
  • Green chillies – 3 to 4 nos ( slit)
  • Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Dhania powder – 1 tsp
  • Ginger&Garlic paste – 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
To grind
  • Grated coconut – 1/4 cup
  • Khus khus/poppy seeds – 1/2 tsp (soak in little hot water)
To saute
  • Cooking oil – 2 tbsp
  • Cinnamon – 1 no
  • Cloves – 2 nos
  • Biryani leaf - 1 no
Coriander leaves – to garnish

  • Wash n soak meal maker in hot water for 20 minutes.It will double in size.  Squeeze the chunks and drain the excess water. Grind coconut and khus khus to a smooth paste and set aside.
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  • In a kadai , heat oil , saute bayleaf, cinnamon and cloves. Then add g&g paste. saute till raw smell leaves in low flame.Then add onions and slit green chillies. saute well. Lastly add tomatoes and saute till mushy..Add turmeric powder , dhania powder,  red chilli powder and salt. Mix well .
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  • Add 1 cup of  water and allow the onions and tomatoes to cook. Lastly add the ground coconut paste. Add some water to bring in gravy consistency.
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  • Boil for sometime.Squeeze the soaked soya chunks well without water and add them to the gravy. Boil for sometime. Adjust the consistency by adding water if necessary. Garnish with coriander leaves.
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Enjoy mixing with rice or as an accompaniment for idli , dosa n roti !

  • If u want to make for tiffin varieties, add 1/2 tsp of garam masala powder for more flavour..Otherwise it is completely optional.
  • Always soak in water and squeeze the meal maker before adding to the gravy for all the taste to incorporate.

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  1. Indulging recipe....I too love meal maker a lot and love adding it to veg biryani and mix vegetable korma.....

  2. Looks delicious..our favourite at at home..

  3. very inviting curry.. love to have now.. delicious.

  4. Gravy looks very delicious and tempting.

  5. one delicious gravy and super healthy too...

  6. Very delicious gravy. Love the clicks. Very healthy too.

  7. delicious gravy... reminding my hostel days..

  8. i am a big fan for soya chunks in birinji or curry loving this inviting dish

  9. looks gorgeous n tempting curry.....awesome clicks.

  10. wow looks so inviting dear :) a very healthy and delicious curry !!

  11. Wow!!! Seems to be a protein-packed gravy :) Lovely recipe...

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  12. Looks yummmm ... shall try makin it

  13. Looks yummmm ... shall try makin it

  14. Looks yummmm ... shall try makin it

  15. Looks yummm... shall try makin it

  16. Really easy to make and very tasty. Even gets along well with bread.........!

  17. So easy to make and very tasty. Even gets along well with bread too

    1. Thank u so much for trying and the feedback :)

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  19. Replies
    1. You can add less, 2 would be enough . As onion tomatoes are the base for this gravy,i have used more.


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