Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Soy Kaima Curry

This Curry goes well with chapathi or with any Indian bread.


Soya Chunks - 20
Onion - 1
Tomatoes - 2
Green Chilli - 1
Sombu/Fennel -1/4 spoon
Curry Leaves - 8
Corriander Leaves - 2 tbsp's finely chopped
Turmeric Powder - a pinch

For Grinding:

Ginger-1 inch size
Garlic- 5 pieces
Sombu/fennel- 1 spoon
Grated Coconut-3 spoons
Chilli powder- 1 spoon
Corriander Powder- 2 spoons
Grind the above into a paste.


Boil the soya chunks in water (add ¼ spoon of salt in water) for 10 minutes. Then Squeeze them and put it in cold water. Squeeze them again and drop them in cold water to squeeze again. cut the Soy chunks into half.

In a kadaai /Pan..Add 5 spoons of oil. Add mustard. When it crackles..Add sombu/fennel. Now add Slitted Green Chilli and finely chopped onion and fry it well. After the onions got fried add finely chopped tomatoes. Fry them well.

Now add turmeric powder a pinch, and Soya chunks. Mix them well.

Add the grounded paste and mix well.

Add water as per the consistency you require. Add coriander leaves and Curry leaves and close the kadai with a lid.

Let the fragrance of the curry arrive and the oil leaves at the edges of the kadaai.

Serve it Hot with Rice or Chapathi.

My entry to JFI-SOY hosted by Sia of monsoon spice. also I am taking this to Srivalli's Curry Mela


  1. gravy looks yum..its been long since I had soy products!..I remember as a kid eating in pulao..

  2. Lavanya,the curry with soy looks delicious! Came here from Taste of India, and glad to have chanced your blog!

  3. Nags.. it is Soya Chunks in Kaima Curry. Kaima is making into pieces.

    Srivalli..Nice of you to leave a comment here.

    Purnima..Thanks For Your Compliments.

  4. That is one good looking tasty dish, and healthy to boot!:))

  5. Sounds really good. I should try this out when I can.

  6. thats true is a protein packed one. thanks for being on my comments page asha.

    TBC..Try this out soon. thank you for being here.

  7. wow, what a healthy and beautiful dish. i've never used soy chunks, i always see them in the store, but never bought them.

  8. I'm a big soya fan.. this looks so good... reminds me of a curry that I used to make often earlier.

  9. alpa try soya chunks. it tastes good. thanks for ur comments. to a great soy fan. thank you.

  10. Reminds me of the kaima idli they serve at Saravana Bhavan.

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  12. Wow! my kinda curry, Lavi :)..Good recipe..

    Yes, since Rajitha's Soy event I've not tried the same.Still pushing myself for the JFI :)

  13. Lovely, lovely curry Lavi. You are so creative!

  14. Wow...Lavi super recipe..Soy chunks romba pidikum..Have to try urs

  15. Ramya..if you like it..You should not miss this dish..its a yummy one.

    Vaishali..Thank U..Its not my creative idea..i just followerd the recipe from the cook book:)

    Bharathy..You should come up with a Soy Dish..iam waiting..

    KF..Thanks a Lot..iam Touched..

    Jayashree..i got to try those kaima idlie's:)

    Uma,NY100..thanks for ur delicious words!

  16. This looks real the colour ..great entry

  17. Lavi
    Cannot see the recipe can you please correct.
    really wanted to do this curry


  18. Is it visible now? Thanks for informing me swarna.
    Loved your blog!!

  19. Thanks for the very quick update Lavi.
    I am the laziest blogger around
    wanted to update frequently
    I create a lot of new recipes indian/non indian but never end up posting it...seeing u guys i really want to be active
    lets see



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