Friday, August 29, 2008

Beet Soya Curry

It rained heavily yesterday in the evening, couldn’t stop myself from taking these pictures.

And this one , heavy shower lashing the sky creeper buliding .

I try often to include soya chunks into our diets, as these are rich in nutrition. Traditionally this curry is made with brinjals , beetroot and potato , and sometimes adding fish gives this curry a distinct flavor also , we call it in Bengali Beetroot Begun diye Macher Jhol . I have seen making this curry by my MIL , and who in return got it from her MIL. However for the vegan purpose ,I just substituted brinjal and fish with soya chunks .This came out great and we enjoyed eating with rotis .

Beetroot Soya Curry


2 Medium size potato chopped into small pieces
2 Beetroot chopped into small pieces
1 and ½ cup of soya chunks or Nutrela (prepared according to Package direction or soak them in warm water for 10- 15 mints, drain and its ready to eat )

For Tempering and Flavoring
1 tsp of cumin seeds
1 tsp of salt
1 ½ tsp of red pepper powder
2tsp of turmeric powder
2tsp of coriander powder
3 tbs of oil

Add mustard oil to the Kadai /heavy bottom pan , add cumin seeds ,let it splutter .
Add chopped potato , beetroot fry for 1-2 mints at high .
Add turmeric powder, red pepper powder, coriander powder, salt and stir for 3-4 mints.
Squeeze the soya chunks and add to the above, coat well with the spices.
Add little bit of water
Cover and cook for 5-7 mints or till the vegetables are cooked.
Serve with rotis .
This is going to Sia’s Place at Monsoon Spice for the lovely event of JFI-Soya, visit here for more details JFI-Soya Aug , initially started by Gracious Indira of Mahanandi .

Other Soya related posts
Soya Rice
Vegetable kabab

Happy Cooking Friends.


  1. It rained heavily like this when we were there! :)

  2. baah..kii shundor brishtir chhobi gulo tulechho, khoob bhalo laglo! actually khoob mon kemon korchhe eirokom brishti dekhe!! :(
    well, gorom ruti'r shaathe soybean er torkari besh khete lagbe eirokom brishtir dine! :)
    good choice.

  3. Colourful and healthy curry Jaya!

  4. Sra,
    rain sometimes makes us happy and sometimes feeling , I wish I would have gone out instead of staying inside closed doors ..LOL..
    inspite of rain you had a nice time I guess ..

    Ah! thanks , tumar bhalo laglo..hain brishti hole mon kemon hoye jaye naa..ek palak dekhete hi thaki jhiri jhiri brishti ke ..
    are hain torkari ta khob bhalo hoye chilo rotir sathe .

    you liked it , its colorful and healthy also .

    hugs and smiles

  5. tomar shaathe aamar besh miil aachhe...aamio brishti hole dekhte ii thakii :)

    the torkari looks so good, it had to taste good!!! :)

  6. Beet,soya konotai bhalo lage na:-( Tobe snap ta eto tempting je porota/luchi diye try korbo:-) Ekhaneo kaal theke khub brishti hocche .. am tempted to click some snaps like you. :-)

  7. Beets add such a lovely colour to the dish.


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