Meal maker kurma

March 24, 2008 at 5:46 am 23 comments

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

Preparation :

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 ๐Ÿ™‚


Entry filed under: Curries, Kurma Curries.

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23 Comments Add your own

  • 1. lakshmi r v  |  April 13, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    I did this today.It was nice.I have powdered meal maker and added boiled poatato,curd kitchen king,dry mango.

  • 2. srikanth  |  May 21, 2008 at 2:32 am

    We prepared this recipe over the weekend. It came out very well. It was just perfect. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 3. jyothikant  |  June 23, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    really it is very good and i added a spoon of curd which has given additional taste
    thanks very much for the wonderful delocious fast and easy dish

  • 4. sri  |  September 17, 2008 at 3:07 am

    Hi, soya chunks kurma is a superb recipe. Good and healthy food for kids. Thanks for this recipe.

  • 5. srividya  |  April 10, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    hii vanaja

    its an awesome curry i made a try but came out verywell. thankyou very much.

    healthy recipe and in minutes to cook.


  • 6. pushpa  |  July 2, 2009 at 7:54 am

    i like this recipe very much.. The color of the dish and with the name peanuts, i was scared , how the taste will be.. i tried and it came out wellโ€ฆ taste is great.. thanks

  • 7. Nafees Fatima  |  July 25, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    Hi there,
    I just finished making this meal maker korma and it tastes delicious!!! i didn’t have tamarind so i put some lemon juice. Thanks and please post some more meal maker recipes. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 8. rajesh  |  January 5, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    hi,vanaja garu we are bachelors tried in the room and it is awesome tnq very much for reseipe from avi,mani,rajesh..

  • 9. Kavitha Rajaram  |  April 24, 2010 at 12:55 am

    Hi Vanaja,
    This kurma is awesome…Have tried this recipe n no of times. Thanks for this wonderful dish.

  • 10. Hari  |  May 18, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    Great and easy recipe. I cooked this for the first time today and had my friends come over to my place. It was awesome in taste and everyone liked it. Thanks Vanaja.

  • 11. Raj  |  June 2, 2010 at 11:53 am

    I tried this today, but became BISCUIT… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ will try again n see…i had no pea nuts though… ๐Ÿ˜€

  • 12. yashoda  |  July 30, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    Great and easy recipe … vanaja garu i will try…

    • 13. vbalusani  |  September 22, 2010 at 4:55 am

      Thank you yashoda garu.

  • 14. Poornima  |  September 9, 2010 at 9:20 am

    Thanks for the recipe.i just cooked this dish.tastes yummy.

    • 15. vbalusani  |  September 22, 2010 at 4:45 am

      Thanks poornima.

  • 16. Loga  |  October 5, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    Thank u… It sounds great and am gona give a try ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 17. Kavitha  |  January 19, 2011 at 9:00 am


    I tried it today seeing the different items which u have said for grinding but dnt know why it didnt came out well….
    it doesnt tasted well at all

  • 18. sampurna  |  August 4, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    thank you vanaja garu i will try

  • 19. smiley  |  October 22, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    wow!!! wrked out awesum.. thnk yew.. u hav nt made me to get dwn infrt of all my relatives.. it is rea;;y supb

  • 20. sirisha  |  January 19, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    I prepared this curry yesterday and it was soooooo tasty. thanks for the great recipe.

  • 21. Baba Pakurdheen  |  January 28, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Tried with Chappati……………Amazing Taste with a little bit of Kabaab powder added with the Masala Mix. Instead of too much Tamarind add some Tomato.

  • 22. Sudha  |  September 22, 2015 at 10:16 am

    Hi tried this recipe
    Came out well my son enjoyed eating this
    Thanks for posting๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

    • 23. vbalusani  |  October 4, 2015 at 5:09 am

      Thank you. I am glad he liked it.


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