Thursday, 15 April, 2010

A delicious, spicy nutrela(soya chunks) recipe for kids

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My kids love spicy food and cant do without it, and if for a day i plan to change the menu to light meals, they'll fuss and wont have their food. I guess all moms are aware of this nature side of their kids and they'll rather try to stick to what the kids love. If your from India, you might understand what i mean right? But spicy food isn't that unhealthy after all so here is a recipe prepared with soy chunks and lot of spice but really nutritious and healthy for the kids. I love soya chunks(nutrela) which is rich in protein and we have it as a substitute if meat isn't available. Moms just sit down to a table served with hot spicy nutrela and rice with kids after school, they'll love it! If you are already scared of the read fiery color in the image! don't worry it's just the tomato ketchup :)

Spicy Manchurian nutrela (soya chunks)

100 grams soya chunks
1 tsp finely chopped ginger and garlic
1/4 cup finely chopped capsicum
2 tbsp oil
1/4 finely chopped onion
2 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp hot sauce ( chilli sauce )
2 tbsp tomato ketchup
1 tbsp finely chopped tomato
salt as per taste

In a big pan pour 4 cups water and after it starts boiling, stop the stove and put the soya chunks in it. Leave it for 3 mins. Drain the water and squeeze all the water from the soya. Be careful since it will be very hot. So cool it a little and squeeze. Do this method again to remove the raw smell in the soya nuggets. Then chop each one into 2 pieces.

In another pan pour 2 tbsp of oil and put finely chopped ginger and garlic and fry for 30 sec. Now add the chopped onion and fry for 2 mins, then add chopped capsicum and fry till they are half cooked. Put the soya chunks and chopped tomato along with capsicum and fry for a min. Pour soy sauce, hot sauce, tomato ketchup and fry for 5 mins in medium flame till cooked. Tasty soya chunks manchurian is ready to be served as a side dish.