Saturday, 26 May 2012

Chettinad Style Soy Chunks Curry

Delicious curry with ground masala....:)


1 cup dry soy chunks/Meal Maker
1 tablespoon oil
½ teaspoon black mustard seeds
¼ teaspoon cumin seeds
6 curry leaves
2 green chillies, slit. optional
4 shallots, chopped
3 garlic cloves, grind
2 small tomatoes, chopped
masala powder, see recipe below
½ teaspoon ground turmeric
coconut milk
coriander leaves

MethodRehydrate the soy chunks (meal maker) or granules according to package instructions.
Heat the oil in a medium saucepan. Add black mustard seeds and let them sizzle. Then add cumin and stir for 30 seconds. Add curry leaves and chillies, stir again. 
Then add onions, and sauté till the onions have softened. Add the garlic and tomatoes. Continue to cook on till the tomatoes are very soft.
Add the ground masala powder (recipe below), turmeric, and salt,fry for a minute.
Add soy chunks/meal maker and pour in 2 cups water. Bring to a boil. Continue boiling for about 5 minutes.
Pour in coconut milk according to preference and cook stirring for about 2 minutes. Taste the curry, adjust salt as needed
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot.

For the masala powder
Ingredients1 tablespoons coriander seeds
1/2 tablespoon cumin seeds
1/2 tablespoon fennel seeds
1 small dried red chili, optional
MethodIn a small pan on low heat, Roast the ingredients till it lightly turns color and gets fragrant. Let the toasted spices cool a little. Then place in a  grinder and grind into a fine powder.


  1. curry looks so delicious and healthy too

  2. Nice idea with a chettinad base :)

  3. O.kay now you're making me drool! This is so tempting & I can imagine the lovely aroma of this curry!! Hmmmm... SEDAP ya! :)

  4. Great idea... I know Chettinad dishes are very spicy and flavourful so this must be so good and to make it with!