Meal maker kurma
Meal maker is made from Soya beans. It is very healthy and tastes very good. Generally we put them in the biryani and some other rice dishes. But today I tried to make kurma using them and it tuned out be really good. You can buy them from any Indian grocey store.
Meal maker : 2 cups
Peanuts : 1 table spoon
Sesame seeds : 1 table spoon (Nuvvulu )
Coconut powder : 1 table spoon
Poppy seeds : 1 teaspoon ( Gasagasalu )
Tamarind : 3 flakes
Coriander seeds : 1 teaspoon
Cardamom : 2
Cloves : 2
Cinnamon : 1 piece
Red chilli powder : 1/2 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Turmeric : A pinch
Finely chopped onion : 1/4 cup
Cilantro : few
For popu or thadka :
Vegetable oil : 1 – 2 table spoon
Ginger garlic paste : 1/2 teaspoon
Mustard seeds : A pinch
Cumin seeds : A pinch
Curry leaves : few
1 . Soak the meal maker in the hot water for up to 15 minutes.
2. Roast peanuts, sesame seeds, coriander seeds, cardamom, poppy seeds, cloves, cinnamon and saajira on saute pan.
3 . Grind above roasted items and coconut in to fine powder. Add red chilli powder, salt, tamarind flakes and little bit of water to the above powder and grind it to make smooth paste.
4. Heat oil on study pot over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, curry leaves and let it to crackle. Add onion and ginger garlic paste. Fry for a minute. Add soaked meal maker pieces, turmeric and stir it for a minute. Add 1/2 cup of water and cover with lid. Cook to tender. Add above ground paste along with required water. Mix well and cover with lid and cook on low flame. When meal maker reach required tenderness. Turn off the heat.
Garnish with cilantro.
Serve with hot mint rice, biryani, fried rice, chapathi and puri. We tried this recipe with mint rice and it was really tasty. If you to try this recipe, share your experience 🙂