Soy with Green Peas

(Serves 4)

4 tablespoons oil
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
pinch of asafetida
1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
1 onion, finely chopped
¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
¾ tablespoon coriander-cumin powder
½ teaspoon chili powder
1 medium tomato, finely chopped
1 cup green peas, boiled
½ cup soy nuggets/granules, soaked in hot water for 15-20 minutes
¼ teaspoon salt
pinch of garam masala
1 tablespoon coriander leaves, chopped


Heat oil, add jeera, then asafoetida, ginger-garlic paste and sauté for 2 minutes.

Add onion and sauté till golden brown.

Add turmeric, coriander-cumin and chili powders.

Add tomato and fry till the mixture till it leaves the sides of the pan.

Add green peas, soy nuggets/granules and salt and sauté for 2 minutes.

Add about 1½ cups of water and a pinch of garam masala.

Cover and let simmer for 10-15 minutes.

Garnish with coriander.