Soya with Green Peas

(Serves 4)

4 tablespoons oil
1 teaspoon cumin/jeera seeds
pinch of asafoetida/hing
1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
1 onion, finely chopped
¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
¾ tablespoon coriander-cumin powder
½ teaspoon chilli powder
1 medium tomato, finely chopped
1 cup green peas, boiled
½ cup soya 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 chilli powders.
Add tomato and fry till the mixture till it leaves the sides of the pan.
Add green peas, soya 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.