Soya Chunks Kuruma

After my diet I realize the my protein options are pretty limited so I normally include Soya products once a day. Before this year I somehow had some mental resistance to soya chunks. This kuruma can be served with Chapatti or idli or iddiyapam


Soya Chunks - 1 1/2 Cups
Fresh thick curd - 1
Small Onions - 1/2 cup
Garlic Pods - 4
Cashewnuts - 3-4
Fennel Seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
Chopped Curry leaves  - 1 Tablespoon
Coriander Leaves - 1 Tablespoon
Salt - 1 1/2 teaspoon or salt to taste
Gram Masala Powder - 3/4
Coriander powder - 1 tablespoon
Red Chilli powder - 1 teaspoon
Oil - 2 teaspoon


Heat the kada and dry roast Cashewnuts. When it is done keep it aside
In same kada, add 1 teaspoon of oil
when it is hot add onion, Garlic,curry leaves and fry till it is brown
Add roasted Cashew, onion, garlic in mixie and grind together as nice paste
Heat 6 cups of water in large vessel
When it starts boiling add soya chunks and remove it from fire
Keep it closed for 10 mins
Strain water and squeeze chunks and repeat the process once again to remove the raw smell
Heat the kada and add remaining oil
Add Fennel seed and fry for a min. Add Grinded masala
when it is done (when oil separates) add Chilli powder, Coriander powder, salt, gram masala powder and fry for another min.
Add whipp curd 
Cook till oil float on the top
Add Soya Chunks and cook till it is in desired consistency (When cool down it will get thicker)
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve with Chapattis