Sunday, October 21, 2012

Curry With One Masala- Palak Soya Bean Curry

It's been gloomy and rainy for the past few days, somehow I don't feel like doing anything when the sun hides into the clouds and the day becomes gloomy.  No matter how tired and lazy I feel, still  have to fulfill few of my basic instincts, like eating.  I can go on with some take away or some snacks to munch on but that's definitely not going to satisfy the nutritional requirements for my body. 


So I'm forced by myself to cook and eat some healthy food and at the same time without too much chopping or cooking.  Thinking about some spicy food which is apt for this season, at the top of my head I could dream about poori channa, parotta chalna etc. Oh! no that requires quite lot of time.
 
 Alright, now having some soaked soya beans and fresh palak in my refrigerator, all I could think about is Palak soya bean curry. After palak panner, Murg Palak, we all love making Palak channa or Palak peas too, this is exactly the same category.  Although Palak Channa is the best for me, I love combining Palak with other pulses and beans too.

Note:
The same curry style can be adapted for Chickpeas or Peas instead of Soyabeans. Channa Masala can be found in any Asian or Indian Grocery stores

Serves 2
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:
Cooked Soya beans- 100 gm
Palak- 100 gm ( cleaned and chopped )
Tomato- 2 medium sized (pureed)
Ginger garlic paste- 2 tsp
Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
Channa Masala powder- 2 tsp
Oil- 1 tbsp
Salt to taste

Method:
Heat Oil in a pan. Add the cumin seeds, then ginger garlic paste.  Stir it for 2 minutes until the raw smell goes away. Now add the tomato puree, stir well. Cover and let it simmer for about 3 minutes. When you open the pan, the colour of the tomatoes should be in bright red colour and the oil should start leaving the sides of the pan. 
At this stage add the cooked soya beans, channa masala powder, salt and stir well.  Cover and cook for a few minutes until the masala gets incorporated well.  Finally add the palak puree, stir well, let it simmer for 2 minutes. Switch off the flame. Serve warm withbread, chapathi's or rice.

To make the palak puree:
Blanch the washed palak in hot water for 2 minutes.  Drain the water and wash in cold water immediately. Puree the palak in a
blender into a smooth paste by adding little water.

30 comments:

srividhya Ravikumar said...

looks fantastic..love it.

Priti S said...

Yummy combination...looks so yum with fab pics

WeR SAHM said...

wow delicious recipe and absolutely adorable clicks....

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Priya said...

Palak soya bean curry looks simply nutritious and flavourful definitely.

anusha praveen said...

you are back with a bang! looks scrumptious... Ayeesha i wouldnt mind eating this with a naan or even some phulkas

Beena.stephy said...

Looks delicious and healthy

divya said...

ooooooooooh yumm, looks delicious,

Jaleela Kamal said...

looks tempting. Nice clicks

Mélange said...

What a very unique combo here..Classic dish..Extremely healthy and flavorful.

Rashida Shaikh said...

First thing I have noticed is that your whole set is so captivating, loved the yellow effects.
…and secondly, this dish is new to me and sounds interesting, will try someday.

Asiya Omar said...

Yummy and healthy..

Torviewtoronto said...

looks wonderful

Akila said...

Wow what an amazing clicks n great recipe

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Reshmi Mahesh said...

Tempting preparation with minimum spices..Loved the presentation..

Familycook said...

Awesome presentation and easy recipe. I am loving it:)

Farah Saleem azeez said...

sounds exciting! lovely pic!

Hari Chandana P said...

Very healthy and tempting recipe.. love the presentation too.. thanks for sharing dear :)
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Rahin said...

awesome clicks, looks delicious

Lubna Karim said...

Never tried this combo...that's an nutritious combo....Looks yummy....

Sebeena Loyd said...

will try this

ANU said...

wow awesome and perfectly looking curry and luv the place setting and clicks
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tasteofbeirut said...

Such a beautiful photo, love the food styling in your photos!!!!! Great recipe too.

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Hima bindu said...

wow.. delicious recipe.. awesome clicks :)
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Kitchen Queen said...

just made soya and saved it in draft. adding palak is a good idea.
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SumZ said...

Such a beautiful shot! Love the colors and the presentation.

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