Puri Channa and Puri Potato are the famous recipes. But, this.... is something that I really loved!!! My hubby is a crazy fanatic of Puri's... and it's been a long time that I made them too. Ofcourse, I wanted to make Channa masala. But, I forgot to soak them!!! phewwww!!! (secret is out!!!) So yesterday, I saw a small left out packet of Nutrella Soya Chunks and jumped with joy!! I gonna make puri but instead of channa, I will use these brown babies!!!
You will need:
You will need:
- Soya chunks - 1 1/2 cup
- Oil - 3 Tbsp
- Salt - to taste
- Sugar - a pinch
- Chilli Powder, Dhaniya Powder, Jeera Powder & Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp each
- To Grind
- Onion & Tomato - 2 each
- Garlic - 2 pods
- Cinnamon - a small stick
- Star anise - small piece
- Clove - 2 pods
- Coriander leaves - 4 - 5 strands
How to go about it
- Take the Soya Chunks in a big bowl and pour boiling hot water. Let them soak for about 5 - 10 mins. Drain the water and wash them in running cold water. Squeeze them nice and dry and keep aside.
- Take all ingredients to grind in a mixer or food processor and bring down to a smooth paste. Add about 1/4 cup or less water and grind.
- In a kadai, heat oil and add the ground paste and cover immediately (you wouldn't want your entire kitchen to be splattered with the gravy!!!)
- Let the gravy cook for about 15 mins. You would be able to hear the spluttering sound of the gravy.
- Switch off the stove, remove the lid. The gravy would've become brown coloured.
- Now, add all the dry spices, except garam masala powder & salt. Cover and cook again for another 10 mins, so that there is no raw smell of the spices and the gravy.
- Now add salt and garam masala powder, stir for a second or two and the soft soya chunks to the gravy.
- Cover and simmer for 5 mins.
- Server hot with roti's and the best combination hot hot puri's
Njoy with your loved ones...