Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Soyabean thoran( Soyabean chunks with coconut)

Soya bean granules thoran
We all know the health benefits of Soya bean and one can have it in any form, be it as beans, chunks or granules. Soy is cholesterol free and an excellent source of protein especially for vegetarians and hence I always try to include Soya in any form in the diet chart 2-3 times in a week. Although I love the Soya chunks curry my mom prepares using typical Kerala masala but I also liked the thoran prepared using the soy granules.

I used Nutrela brand's soy granules. Its very simple to make this dish, all one needs to do is to soak them in lukewarm water for 5-10 mins and then drain/squeeze the water completely out of it and prepare the thoran as you would prepare any other vegetable kerala style thoran.
One can have this as a side dish with rice.

Ingredients                                                   Quantity                                          
Soyabean  granules                                          : 1 cup
Fresh grated Coconut                                      :1/2cup
Onion chopped                                                 : 1 small sized            
Turmeric                                                            : 1tsp
Cumin seeds                                                      : 1tsp
Green chillies chopped                                     : 2
Salt as per taste.
For Seasoning
Oil                                                                        : 1tbsp
Red chillies                                                       : 2
Urad daal                                                          :  1 tsp
Mustard seeds                                                  : 1tsp
Curry leaves                                                      :  few

 Preparation Method:                                                                                           
  • Wash and soak the soya granules in lukewarm water for 5-10 mins.
  • Then drain and squeeze the water completely and keep aside.
  • Take a wok/pan, heat oil, splutter mustard seeds.
  • Add chopped green chillies, chopped onion, curry leaves and a pinch of salt, saute for 2-3 mins. Now add the turmeric powder and mix everything very well.
  • Add the soya granules and mix all the ingredients well.
  • Coarsely grind the coconut and a pinch of turmeric in a mixer grinder.
  • Add this to the Soya granules and mix thoroughly.
  • Sprinkle few drops of water and lower the flame and cook it for 10-12 mins by  covering it with a lid, stir in between and sprinkle water if required.
  • Remove the lid once the Soya granules gets properly cooked and saute for another 2-3 mins. It should be completley dry.Remove it from the stove.
  • In a tadka pan heat oil(1/2 tbsp), add the urad dal, red chillies, saute it till urad dal turn light brown, add the chopped shallots, few more curry leaves and saute till the shallots turn brown.Pour this on to the Soya granule thoran and cover with a lid.

1 comment:

  1. that is so delicious... interesting addition of soybean!! Thanks for linking it to my event!! Looking for more yummy recipes!!



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