Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Soya Thongba - A Manipuri Dish

Soya Thongba

Soya Thongba is a delicious curry made of soya chunks & veggies that are simmered in milk. This Manipuri recipe is a replica of dish "Sana Thongba", In which I replaced paneer with soya chunks & rest remained the same. This curry is creamy, spicy & yummy in taste. 
Soya Thongba
Prep Time-10mins | Cook Time-20mins | Serves-2people
Adapted From: Open Challenge to Plastic Fast Food!
1Medium onion chopped 
1Big potato diced 
1Cup soya chunks {meal maker}
1/4Cup green peas
1Tbs ginger garlic paste
1/2Tsp turmeric
1&1/2Cup milk
2Green chili's sliced 
1Tsp cumin 
1Tbs oil
Salt to taste
Soya Thongba

- Heat pan with oil. To that add cumin & fry it till it turns light brown. 
- Add onion to pan along with ginger garlic paste. 
- Saute them till onions turn soft. 
- Add soya chunks, potatoes & green peas to pan. Saute them for few seconds. 
- To the same pan add turmeric & enough salt. Fry them for 1min on medium heat. 
- Add milk to pan & close it with a lid.
- Cook on low heat with a lid till gravy gets little thick. 
- Remove lid & add green chili's to gravy. Allow gravy to become thick. Adjust salt & spice if needed. Switch off heat. 
- Garnish with coriander leaves & serve warm with rice & roti.
- Replace soya chunks with paneer. 
- Author used water instead of 1/2 cup milk. The gravy will be richer if it is cooked in milk rather than water. 
- To avoid milk spilling cook gravy with lid till it gets thicker. 
- I haven't pre cooked soya chunks in this dish. Cooking them directly in the gravy will help soya to absorb the flavor.
- If using paneer, saute paneer till it turns slight brown.
Soya Thongba
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  1. That surely is an interesting recipe from that bowl and clicks.

  2. interesting recipe .. yummy clciks..

  3. Wow! Looks colorful besides being nutritious.

  4. Wow valli, that is so healthy of you to replace paneer with soy, though nutrition wise both are good. A definite try recipe!!

  5. Delicious healthy curry! Even I made from that site. Wish I had also picked a veg recipe.

  6. Very different and quite a nutritious soya thongba, hard to resist.

  7. Interesting substitution. Your bowls and pictures are really nice.

  8. well substituted!!! another nutritious one with soya!!

  9. soya is a lovely variation of the sana thongba.. looks great

  10. Looks absolutely delicious. Love the snaps so much...

  11. That soy chunks curry looks delicious.

  12. manipur seems to like milk based dishes a lot..looks good

  13. Interesting way to cook with soy chunks.

  14. Nice pick and using soya chunks for thongba sounds interesting and inviting...

  15. delicous I dont like soya chunks but love what you have here. I want to try it out. Did not the milk curdle when boiled?

  16. wow you have made a very healthy thonga by substituting soya nuggets :) looks very tempting dear !!

  17. Very different recipe.Nice variation to use Soya!