I am starting my long weekend with an authentic Vegetarian Indian recipe that my mom use to prepare when I was a Kid.
1 cup dry soy chunks/Nutrella( you will find in Walmart or Indian Store)
1 tablespoon oil
1/tbsp cumin seeds
6 curry leaves (optional , I did not use it)
1-3 green chillies (optional)
½ medium onion, chopped
few chopped garlic cloves
2 small tomatoes, chopped
½ teaspoon ground turmeric
1 cup coconut milk
1)Soak soy chunks for 15-20 minutes. Boil it for 10 minutes so that it is soft.
2)Heat the oil and add mustard seeds and cumin and stir for 30 seconds.
3)Add curry leaves if you have and chillies, stir again.
4)Then add onions and salt and sauté .Now add the garlic and tomatoes. Continue to cook on medium-low heat till the tomatoes are very soft.
5)In a small, heavy skillet on low heat, toast cumin powder , coriander seeds, red chilles. Roast for about a minute, or till it lightly turns color and gets fragrant. Let it cool down a little. Then grind it (Its your wish either coarse or fineluy ground)
6)Add the abobe powder to tomato/onin pan and add boiled nutrella as well.
7)Add water as required and let it boil for about 5 minutes.
8) Add coconut milk and boil it for 2 more minutes.
9)Serve the curry with steamed rice.