Sep 12, 2015

Soya Chaap Curry- Punjabi Cuisine

Last day of second week of blogging marathon # 56, I choose Soya chaap curry from Punjabi food.  For this soya chaap curry, you have to cook the fried chaps or roasted chaps in onion tomato gravy.  Even you can add cream or full cream milk in this gravy for richness and thick consistency gravy. If you also calorie conscious just like me, so avoid cream in this recipe.

As my husband belongs to Punjabi region, he loves soya chaap gravies, roasted tandoori chaap and more chaap recipes. So I preferred to cook Soya chaap curry as a dinner meal with fermented roti or you can say khamiri roti. For khamiri roti, just knead the dough with 1 tsp. of yeast and keep aside for 1-2 hours for proofing. 

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Soya Chaap Gravy: Punjabi Cuisine

Preparation Time: 30 Minutes
Cooking Time: 20 Minutes
Servings: 3
Category: Main Course
Cuisine: Punjabi Cuisine

4-5 Soya Chaaps
3 Medium Sized Tomatoes
2 Onions, Finely Chopped
1 Tsp. Ginger, Finely Chopped
2 Green Chilies, Chopped
1 Tbsp. Kasuri Methi or Dry Fenugreek Leaves, Roasted and Powder
1 Bay Leaf
2 Cloves
2 Cardamoms, Brown
Pinch of Asafoetida
Salt to Taste
1/2 Tsp. Red Chili Powder
1/2 Tsp. Turmeric Powder
1/2 Tsp. Cumin Seeds
1 Tsp. Coriander Powder
1/4 Tsp. Garam Masala
1/2 Tsp. Anardana
Green Coriander, Chopped
1-2 Tbsp. Oil
Oil for frying

Cut the soya chaap in 1-1/2 Inch chunks and deep fried them till to golden and crisp in hot oil and take them out in a plate.
Grind the tomatoes, ginger and chilies together till to smooth paste.
Heat the oil in wok and add cumin seeds, bay leaf, cloves, cardamom and asafetida. When they start splutter, add chopped onion and sauté till to translucent.
Add tomato paste and fenugreek powder and spices. And sauté the masala until oil starts separating from it. When oil starts separating from the masala, add water and mix well.
Add fried chaps and mix well. Cover the curry and cook for 5-10 minutes on low flames.
Garnish with cream and coriander leaves.

Notes: If you like royal or rich taste, then add 1/4 cup of cream in gravy which enhance the taste.

Tags: how to cook soya chaap gravy, maincourse, lunch dinner menus, simplytadka, blogging marathon, soya chaap recipe, Punjabi cuisine, gravies, curries, vegetarian recipe

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  1. Soya chaap is one of our favorite curry.Looks so delicious.

  2. I do not chop the soya chops and adding anardana is a wonderful idea , must be making to very flavorful.

  3. I have never tasted but heard of this Soya Chaap :) looks great !

  4. Interesting recipe..Totally new to me, will try this soon.

  5. Great punjabi recipe.. very nice. love the gravy color

  6. That's an interesting curry you got there Preeti..

  7. What a yummy looking dish Preeti. Good one.

  8. Honestly I am hearing about the dish for the first time and couldn't understand at first what soya chaps were. :)


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