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soya chunks kurma

Soya Chunks Kurma Gravy Recipe

Soya chunks is tasteless but you can spice it up and make soya chunks kurma.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 3 People
Calories 250 kcal


  • Pressure cooker


  • 1 cup Soya chunks
  • 2 Onions
  • 2 Tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 3 Green chillies
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1 tsp Shahi jeera
  • 1/4 cup Curd
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • Few Curry leaves
  • 2 tbsp Coriander Chopped

For the Paste (Gravy):

  • 1 tsp Poppy seeds
  • 1 tbsp Roasted Sesame seeds
  • 4 Cloves
  • 2 Cardamom
  • 1 inch Cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup Freshly grated coconut 
  • 1 tbsp Cashew 


  • Soak the cashews and poppy seeds in some water for ½ hour.
  • Wash the soya chunks and soak them in water. After half an hour, squeeze the water and keep aside.
  • Boil ½ litre of water in a pan and add the soya chunks to the boiling water. Turn off the flame and cover with a lid.
  • Blend together the soaked cashews, poppy seeds, roasted sesame seeds, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom and the freshly grated coconut by adding little water to make into a fine paste. Keep aside.
  • In a thick bottomed pan, heat oil.
  • Add shahi jeera to this. Add turmeric, finely chopped onion and curry leaves and cook till the onion becomes soft.
  • Add ginger-garlic paste and cook.
  • Add the freshly made cashew and poppy seed paste to this. Mix well.
  • Cook for 5 min and add curd and red chilli powder. Stir and add ½ a cup of water and cook on a low flame till the oil separates from the gravy.
  • Squeeze out the extra water from the soya nuggets and add to the gravy.
  • Chop the tomatoes into large cubes and add to the gravy. In this recipe, we do not cook the tomatoes till they get mashed up, but we want them to become soft.
  • Check the consistency and add some water and cook with the lid closed on a low flame till the soya absorbs the gravy.
  • Add slit green chillies and finely chopped coriander and cook for 5 mins.
  • Turn off the flame.


* I have seen some of my friends, pressure cooking the soya chunks or meal maker before use. If the softness of the soya chunks is not as per your need, you can always pressure cook for 2 whistles before adding them to the gravy.
** Sesame seeds are added to enhance the texture of the gravy. It can be avoided in case you have any allergies for that ingredient and still there won’t be considerable difference in taste.
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