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Soya Gravy

Soya Gravy is a popular Indian Side Dish
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Serves 4


2 cups - soya chunks

1 big - Onion

2 - Tomatoes

1/2 tsp - ginger- Garlic paste

1 tsp - Butter

1 tbsp - kasoori Methi

Turmeric, a pinch

1/2 tsp - red chili powder

1/2 tsp - Garam Masala

2 tbsp - Milk


  1. Soak soya chunks in hot water for 30 minutes, and then wash it in cold water 3-4 times. Squeeze out excess water.
  2. Heat oil in a pan. Saute the soya for 2 mins and keep it aside.
  3. Boil the tomatoes and onion separately, in a cup of water each, and make a paste of each.
  4. Heat butter in a pan and fry onion paste till golden brown - about 10 mins.
  5. Then add the ginger-garlic paste and fry for 5 mins.
  6. Add tomato paste, mix well and fry for some time.
  7. Now add all the masalas (except kasoori methi and milk) and cook till the oil separates.
  8. Add the soya to the gravy and add enough water to get a thick consistency.
  9. Add the kasoori methi and bring it to a boil.
  10. Remove from heat and add the milk. Put it back on heat and cook till gravy becomes thick.
  11. Serve hot with phulkas or rotis.
  12. Recipe courtesy: Sharmis Passions
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