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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Saucy Soya Manchurian

Soya is good for health in many ways. It improves bone health, relieves menopausal symptoms, reduces risk of heart diseases, prevents cancer and above is very nutritive, full of rich proteins.
Moreover my children like soya chunks more than any other soya product. And so I made this Saucy Soya Manchurian for them.
Saucy Soya Manchurian
Ingredients
Soya chunks - 100 gm
For Marinating Soya Chunks
Gram Flour - 1/4 cup
Maida - 1/4 cup
Cornflour - 1/4 cup
Red Chili powder - 1/2 t.sp
Soya Sauce - 1 t.sp
Chili sauce - 1 t.sp
Tomato sauce - 1 t.sp
Salt to taste
For the Sauce
Big Onion -  1/2 cup (finely chopped)
Garlic pods - 5 (finely chopped)
Capsicum - 1 (optional)
Cornflour - 2 t.sp
Red Chili powder - 1/2 t.sp
Salt to taste
Soya Sauce - 1 t.sp
Tomato Sauce - 2 t.sp
Spring onions green for garnishing

Method
Cook the soya chunks in salted boiling water for about 5 min. Drain the water and let it cool. Squeeze the chunks and repeat the above process about 2 - 3 times.
Add all the ingredients given for marinating & marinate the squeezed soya chunks for about 1/2 hr. Add water only if needed. In the meantime chop the capsicum, onions & garlic finely. Heat oil in a pan for frying the marinated soya chunks. Fry the soya chunks till they are golden brown in colour. Heat another pan with 1 tb.sp oil. Add the chopped onions, garlic. Saute for 2 min. Add the capsicums and saute. Add the red chilli powder and all the sauces. And salt. Add little water and let the gravy boil for about 1 min. Now add the cornflour mixed in 1 tb.sp water to the gravy. Allow the sauce to thicken. In the end add the fried soya chunks. Garnish with Spring Onions & serve.

It can be taken as it is or as a side dish for chappathis, parathas etc.

And this post is going to the event FIC : Brown hosted by Sunshinemom of Tongue Ticklers.