Friday, 5 October 2012

Soybean Usal

Soybeans are packed with nutrients like calcium, iron, riboflavin, thiamin etc. They are one of the richest and cheapest source of proteins.
Soybean is very versatile and can be used in gravies, can be made into cutlets by roughly grinding the cooked beans or can be used as filling in parathas. Make sure you incorporate them in your meals at least twice a week.
Other products of soybean are tofu, soy nuggets, soy granules, soy flour,soy cheese and soy sauce.
The beans can be soaked overnight and pressure cooked till soft. They need extra cooking as they are tough to cook. I made this simple and powerpacked usal for our lunch yesterday.


Ingredients :

1 cup .......................soybeans
2 ............................tomatoes chopped
2 .............................onions chopped
1 tbsp........................ginger garlice paste
1 tsp..........................garam masala
1tsp..........................chilly powder
1/2 tsp......................turmeric powder
1 tsp.........................sugar
salt
oil






Method :

Soak soybeans overnight and presure cook adding a pinch of baking soda till very soft.
They are tough to cook compared to other pulses.
Heat oil in kadhai , add onion and fry till soft.
Add ginger garlic paste cook for 2 minutes and add chopped tomatoes.
Cook till oil separates.
Add the boiled beans, all masalas, salt and sugar and cook for 10 minutes.

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