Soya Bean Curry - The Indian Style

The soybean (U.S.) or soya bean (UK) (Glycine max) is a species of legume native to East Asia. It is an annual plant that has been used in China for 5,000 years as a food and a component of drugs. Soy contains significant amounts of all the essential amino acids for humans, and so is a good source of protein. Soybeans are the primary ingredient in many processed foods, including dairy product substitutes. Soybeans are very rich in protein.
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Since Soyabean is protein rich, I try to use it often. The way my family members like it is the indian style curry which goes well with rice as well as chapathis. After getting cooked it becomes soft but not mushy and has a nice taste, my children it like very much.


Soyabean Curry - The Indian Style
Ingredients
Soyabeans - 1 cup (soaked overnight)
Onion - 1 chopped finely
Tomato - 2 chopped finely
Ginger - Garlic Paste - 1 tb.sp
Sambhar Powder - 2 tb.sp ( I prefer to use this, if you do not have it then you can use a combination of chilli powder and coriander(dhania) powder in the ratio 1:2) (Recipe for sambhar powder will follow soon)
Salt to taste
Garam Masala Powder - 1 t.sp (optional)
Oil - 7-8 tb.sp 

Method
  1. Pressure cook the soaked Soyabeans in salt water till it becomes soft. I keep it for 1 whistle.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and when it is hot add the ginger-garlic paste. Keep stirring, once the raw smell of the ginger-garlic paste has gone, add the onions. Saute till the onions become translucent.
  3. Add the tomatoes and 1/2 t.sp salt. Keep stirring and smashing the tomatoes with laddle. 
  4. Once the tomatoes get cooked and all get smashed add the sambhar powder, salt, garam masala powder.
  5. Stir for a minute.
  6. Add the cooked and strained Soyabeans. Mix it nicely, so that all the masala spreads evenly over the soyabeans. 
  7. Cover and cook for about 10 - 15 minutes on low flame. Keep stirring in between, to avoid sticking to the bottom of the vessel. Sprinkle some water if needed.
  8. Serve hot with rice or chapathis.
This Soyabean Curry is going to the My Legume Love Affair - Eighth Helping hosted by Susan of The Well Seasoned Cook.
And to Lentils Mela hosted by Ashwini's Spicy Cuisine


Comments

  1. Healthy and nutritious. Spicy powders make it more yummier.

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  2. wow.. healthy one.. looks fantastic.. nice click..

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  3. i had bought a bg of soaya beans and managed to forget abt it till today. thanks for the reminder and delicious recipe. gonna give it a try pretty soon :)

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  4. Love the sweetish taste of Soya beans, looks yum! :)

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  5. I can imagine the taste Lakshmi, curry looks good :)

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  6. Thats an inviting recipe! Looks yummy!

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  7. delicious gravy!! perfect with rotis and rice..

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  8. Soy bean is one of my favorite.Ur recipe looks simple yet delicious..Real yummy :)

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  9. That looks great. Healthy too!

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  10. Love soya beans and curry sounds simple and delicous!

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  11. Simple for a week night along with being so healthy

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  12. awesome. perfect match for rotis and parathas.

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  13. SOya bean curry looks delicious...

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  15. Soyabean curry looks very delicious & healthy Lakshmi

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  16. very healthy post! i have soyabean stock in my self. thanks for sharing.

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  17. I like the Indianized version of the curry. Lovely pic too!

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  18. Its so healthy, will try it with urs recipe, Nice pictures...

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  19. have been wanting to come to your blog since a while now. I love this soya bean curry. I have never tried buying soyabeans. Maybe I should also try. BTW, a very good post!

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  20. Thats a lovely recipe! I love the idea of adding sambar podi and garam masala. A little fusion going on there :)

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  21. ANything made in Indian curry style i love, and these look yumm.

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  22. Hi, First time here..Soya is one of my fav.curry looks yummm

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  23. First time here...You have a beautiful blog Lakshmi...Lovely soya bean curry...recipe sounds simple too...Good one.

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  25. They look inviting and appetizing.....
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  26. Healthy and tasty food.I have never made sabzi out of the beans but my mom added its flour to aata so that we could intake it.

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  27. Lovleyu cuury, i also make this. I used to add in wheat flour while grinding, and in idly batter also.First time here, nice space with yummy recipes.

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  28. Looks nice and yum...wonderful pics

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  29. Healthy and nutritious...Nice click..

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  30. I have always avoided buying soya beans though I guess the green ones are better than the dried ones.
    Maybe I should, as this curry looks good.

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  31. My mom makes butter beans (the ones we get in india) like this and i love it. Great idea to use that method on soya beans.

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  32. love soybeans..and that curry looks extremely delicious..glad to have found your blog..loved hte boondi laddoo recipe as well :)

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  33. looks so yum ihave some soya beans in hand will try this perfect for rotis

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  34. Love sambar and garam masala powders. I can only imaging how richly spiced this tasty recipe is.

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  35. I love ur curry and want to try it from u.

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  36. hi..,i just read about ur soy bean curry n m desperately waiting to try it..it sounds delicious..

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  37. Your picture shows rye in it but you haven't mention it in the recipe anywhere.

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  38. Hai.........
    I Never tasted this recipe i like to see this recipe in your site i will try it today.....
    Thanks for share........

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