Friday, June 1, 2012

Meal maker gravy / Soya kuzhambu

Soya chunks/ Meal maker balls - 12 to 15
Onion (big)- 1
Tomato -2
Turmeric powder-1/4teaspoon
Coriander seeds - 1 teaspoon
Cumin seeds -1 teaspoon
Fennel seeds-1/2 teaspoon
2" Cinnamon Stick
Elaichi -2
Red chilly -5 (Adjust according to your taste)
Grated Coconut -4 tablespoons
Mustard seeds-1/2teaspoon
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.


  1. A healthy and delicious looking curry,we do make almost the same way...

  2. wow so delicious and healthy looking curry. nice recipe

  3. Nice curry..Liked the masala very similar to how I make :)

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  4. Hi Mahi ,

    Soya kulambu looks awesome...

    I love meal maker:)

    Keep it up Mahi...

  5. ma favourite meal maker gravy.. Looks so delicious and yummy

  6. Delicious looking meal maker gravy.

  7. Delicious gravy with soya chunks. Yummy.

  8. healthy and delicious curry.

  9. Mahi, thanks for checking on me. I'm alive :) and am feeling extremely lazy these days. It's surprisingly easy to slack off for a longer period than I thought. Hope everything is good at your end. The soya kuzhambu looks very creamy and comforting on a rainy day like today. Hope the weather is better in Cal. :)

  10. Soya kuzhambu looks fabulous,wat a lovely way to enjoy this protein rich soya chunks.

  11. Delicioso plato contundente y saludable,abrazos hugs,hugs.

  12. What a delicious looking dish! I have only added cinnamon to my baking, never to a main dish. I think I should try that out sometime!

  13. i love soya chunks and curry looks so delicious :)

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  15. Super gravy mahi, totally my kind! Thanks a lot for sharing...

    And its iPad2 mahi,clarity paatha therila? romba poor clarity hehe ;)


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