Monday, September 1, 2014

Soya Chunk Korma | Afghan Style Qorma

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Korma or Qorma doesn't need an introduction to many of us. It is one the much known dish in India & is originated from south asia. The style of making korma varies based on location. The version I'm sharing here is a Afghan style korma Known as "Qorma Alou-Bokhara wa Dalnakhod" which includes lentils, yogurt & sour plums & meat in it. I replaced meat with soya chunks & made it vegetarian friendly dish. 
This Soya Chunk Korma is very different from the regular versions as it doesn't include any grinding of ingredients to create a creamy base, instead yogurt acts as the creamy base in this dish.
For a vegan version of this dish you can replace yogurt with cashew almond nut paste.
Prep Time-30mins | Cook Time-20mins | Serves-3people
Ingredients 
1Tbs ginger garlic paste
1Big onion chopped
1Cup yogurt
1Cup soya chunks
3Tbs chana dal
2Tomatoes chopped
2Green mirchi's 
2Tsp red chilli powder {Adjust as needed}
5 Sour plums pre soaked
1Tsp garam masala powder {Optional}
1/2Tsp turmeric
1/2Cup water
3Tbs oil
Salt to taste 
Few coriander springs to garnish
Directions 
- Heat pan with oil. Allow oil to warm up. 
- Add ginger garlic paste to pan & saute them for few seconds.
- Add onions to pan & cook them to translucent. 
- Now add soya chunks followed by yogurt to pan. 
- Sprinkle turmeric powder & salt to the ingredients. 
- Now cook with a closed lid for 2mins. 
- Add chana dal, tomatoes , sour plums, green chili's, chili powder,garam masala & 1/2Cup water powder to pan.
- Mix them well & cook with a closed lid for 6mins to 7mins. Adjust salt & chilli powder if needed. 
- Cook with open lid & allow the gravy to become thicker. 
- Garnish with chopped coriander & qorma is ready to serve. 
Note
- As mentioned garam masala powder is optional. 
- Additional water is added to cook soya chunks perfectly. 
- You can cook soya chunks before & add them to the curry or cook it directly in the curry as I have done.
- You can replace sour plums with 1Tsp amchur powder. 
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