Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Soybean Curry

Soybean or soya bean is a species of  legume. Soy is a good source of protein, amongst many others for Vegetarians and Vegans or for those who want to reduce the amount of meat they eat. Soybeans occur in various sizes and in many hull or seed coat colors, including black, brown, blue, yellow and green.

The beans can be processed in a variety of ways. Common forms of soy include soy meal, soy flour, soy milk and tofu. Soybeans are also the primary ingredients involved in the production of Soy Sauce.

Today I made a healthy and delicious soybeans curry. Very nutritious dish which is high in protein and calcium. Here goes the recipe....

                                        


We need:

Soybeans 1 cup
Onion 1 medium sized
Tomato 1 large
Green chili 2
Curry leaves 4
Cumin seeds 1/2 spoon
Turmeric powder 1/2 spoon
Chili powder 2 spoons
Garam masala 1 spoon
Ginger garlic paste 1/2 spoon
Salt to taste
Yogurt 1 spoon
Chopped cilantro 1/4 cup
Oil 4 spoons


Method:

Soak soybeans in water over night.
Wash thoroughly and presser cook for 2 whistles.
Drain water and keep the soybeans aside.
Save the drained water to further cooking.
In a large deep pan heat oil and add cumin seeds.
Saute and add curry leaves, green chili and onion paste / chopped onions.
Now add ginger garlic paste and cook till raw smell disappears.
Add tomato puree or chopped tomato and mix well.
Also add salt to taste, turmeric powder, chili powder and yogurt.
Mix and cook till tomato turns soft and completely cooked.
Now add soybeans, garam masala and 1/2 cup drained water which we saved after boiling soybeans.
Mix well and cook further for another 6 to 7 minutes.
Finally add chopped cilantro and serve hot with roti, naan, or even with rice.

                                          

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