Soya chunks/ Meal maker balls - 12 to 15
Onion (big)- 1
Coriander seeds - 1 teaspoon
Cumin seeds -1 teaspoon
Fennel seeds-1/2 teaspoon
2" Cinnamon Stick
Red chilly -5 (Adjust according to your taste)
Grated Coconut -4 tablespoons
Few curry leaves and Cilantro
Chop half of the onion & tomato into fine pieces. Heat some oil in a skillet, add the cumin-coriander seeds, let them crackle. Then add fennel seeds, cinnamon,cloves, elaichi followed by onion pieces. Fry till the onions become transparent, add the red chillies, tomatoes and cook till the tomato becomes soft and mushy. Finally add the coconut, fry for couple of minutes and put off the flame. Let it cool completely and grind it to a fine paste.
Add the meal maker balls in boiling water, cook for 3 minutes.Then wash them well with cold water, squeeze out the water completely and keep it aside.
Chop the remaining onion into big chunks. Heat oil and make the tempering with mustard seeds and curry leaves. Add the onion chunks, fry for a minutes and add the meal maker balls.
Add enough salt, and fry it for 3-4 minutes.
Add the ground masala paste, and 11/2cups of water (adjust accordingly), cook the gravy for 10 minutes in medium heat. Reduce the heat to low and cook for 5 more minutes and switch off the stove. Garnish with cilantro, serve with hot steamed rice/idli/dosa.
Super Bloom, 2017
2 weeks ago