Thursday, July 29, 2010

Soya Balls

This is my aunt’s recipe and can be made very quickly. We love this at home and make it at least once a week. Hot soya balls with tomato ketchup is a treat during the winter season. One weekend we so tired at home that after an early breakfast on Saturday, we dozed off to wake up only at 4 pm. We were so hungry and thought we will have curd rice, but decided we need something crunchy with that, and you won’t believe soya balls was ready in 20 minutes. Just try it and you will love them.
Ingredients :
Soya Chunks - 1/2 pack
Green chilies - 2
Ginger - 1 finger size
Fried gram dhal(Chutney Kadalai) - 2 tbsp
Fennel seeds(Sombu) - 2 tsp
Jeera - 2 tsp
Corriander powder - 1 tbsp
Corriander Leaves – a small bunch
Curry Leaves - 2 strands
Cloves - 2
Cinnamon - 1 piece
Salt - according to taste

Method :
Add the soya chunks to a vessel and add water and a pinch of salt and bring to boil. Allow the soya chunks to cook for 5 to 7 minutes. After that drain the water and wash the soya chunks with cold water twice. Next squeeze the water out of the soya chunks completely. Do this by taking 3 or 4 at a time and press with your hands so that all the water is out. Add the remaining ingredients to a mixer and mash it to a coarse paste without adding water. Once all the items are coarsely ground, add the soya chunks and grind it to a smooth paste. Again please make sure you don’t add water. Next remove the paste from the mixer and make balls and deep fry them. Serve the soya balls with no onion no Garlic Tomato Ketchup. For people who are health conscious, instead of making balls we can make cutlet shaped patties and shallow fry in a tawa.

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