Today we are going to make a healthy side dish recipe made with potol (pointed gourd) and soya chunks (nuggets). It is a simple vegetarian dish (without potato) and very tasty to eat. The process of making the dish is very easy.
Cooking time – 40 minutes Serve – 4
1.Parwal – 500 grams.
2.Soya chunks – 100 grams.
3.Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp.
4.Tomato – 1 (chopped)
5.Ginger paste – 1/2 tsp.
6.Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp.
7.Cumin powder – 1/2 tsp.
8.Chilly powder – 1/2 tsp.
9.Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp.
10.Salt to taste.
11.Sugar – 1/4 tsp.
12.Ghee – 1 tbsp.
13.Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp.
14.Oil – 1/2 cup.
15.Poppy seeds – 1 tbsp. Or cashew nuts – 4.
1.Peel off the parwals and cut into halves, and wash. Marinate the pieces with 1/2 tsp.of salt and a pinch of turmeric powder, keep aside.
2.Soak the soya chunks in hot water (with 1 tsp.of salt) for 10 minutes. Drain and squeeze out excess water. Again wash the chunks in normal water and squeeze to remove the water.
3.Adding 1/2 cup of water grind poppy seeds or cashew nuts and tomato to a paste. To this add ginger, turmeric, chilly,cumin,coriander powder and 1/2 cup of water. Mix well and keep the masala mix aside.
4.Heat oil in a frying pan, fry the parwal till light brown.remove from oil and keep aside. Reduce the heat and add cumin seeds in the remaining oil. When the cumin looks brown, add the masala mix and saute until the raw smell of the masala goes off. Add soya chunks and 1/2 cup of water, saute for 2 minutes. Add fried parwal,sugar,salt and 1 cup of water and saute for another 2 minutes. Add 2 cups of water, let it bring to boil. Cook until the gravy is thickened.
Remove pan from heat,add ghee and garam masala powder and mix well. Cover the pan,give 10 minutes standing time. Serve the delicious curry with rice/roti/paratha.