I had soya chunks/nuggets in my hostel canteen,when I was studying in Trichy. We get mixed vegetable kurma with soya chunks in it. My friends told that it was soya chunks when I was clue less about it. And I loved it very much when I had it for the first time itself. But I have never thought of asking my mom to cook it for me,don't know why!
Then after coming to Singapore and when I saw these soya chunks in the store,I took a pack of it and wanted to try at home. That time I was very new to cooking and don't even know the handlings of masalas and how to cook this soya chunks. I tried a curry from a cook book and it came our terrible!!! I dint fry the GG paste well,I added too much of coriander powder and I dint follow the pre-preparation of the soya nuggets. Also the major thing was I chose a very big sized soya nuggets. So the masala dint blend well with the chunks and now you know why I said it tasted terrible .
Now I must really thank the readers who insisted me on posting soya chunks recipes. Otherwise I would not have mind to try this out again… But the sad thing is my hubby hates this and wont even touch this . Yet to try with my kid,but I think he would love this in kurma or as a side dish for roti. Let me see .
This time I chose tiny nuggets and I adapted the same recipe,but modified to my convenience and taste.The result was so so yummy and flavourful curry,with out any odd smell of the soya chunks. So the key in soya nuggets recipe is to cook it without the smell of it, with flavourful masalas!
I had it wrapped in roti,had a hearty meal and the smell is still lingering… I am going to try and keep posted few other soya recipes in recent future…