Monday, May 24, 2010

Soya Chunks Gravy


  1. Soya chunks – 1 ½ Cup
  2. Tomatoes – 3
  3. Onions – 2
  4. Green Chilli – 3
  5. Ginger garlic paste - 1 spoon
  6. Turmeric powder – ¼ spoom
  7. Chilli powder – ½ spoon
  8. Corainde Powder - 1 spoon
  9. Garam masala – ½ spoon
  10. Coconut milk - 2 spoons (If needed )


  1. Soak soya chunks in hot water for about 10 mins and then wash it and soak it in cold water.
  2. Take a pan and add oil and add your usual spices stuff like cloves. Bay leaves etc and allow it to splutter. Then add the ginger garlic paste and allow it to cook.
  3. Now add green chilli and curry leaves to it. Let it cook and then add thinly sliced onions. Cook till they become golden. Add some salt to cook the onions faster.
  4. Add the tomatoes and sauté them until its cooked well. And then add turmeric, chilli,coriander and garam masala. Add salt as required. Cook until raw smell goes off and oil separates from gravy.
  5. After that, add soya and add little water if necessary and let it cook with lid.
  6. After the soya is like 90 % cooked u can add coconut milk if u like. This will thicken the gravy and also give a creamy taste to it.
  7. Simmer the stove for like 5 mins and garnish it with Cilantro.
  8. Enjoy this with dosa/Rice/chappathi.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Banana Nut Bread

Here is all that you need

1 stick butter
3 ripe bananas
1 tsp good vanilla extract
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup sugar
A pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
A loaf pan


1. Mash the 3 bananas and add the puree into a mixing bowl.
2. Add melted butter, vanilla extract, sugar, a pinch of salt, baking soda next and mix using a spatula. (You can add one egg if you wish)
3. Add the flour and mix again until lump free.
4. Pour the mixture into a buttered loaf pan and bake for 1 hour @ 350 degrees.
5. Once out of the oven, allow to cool for a while.

Slice them the way you like and enjoy! Ideal for breakfast with orange juice and some blueberries!