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Monday, August 2, 2010

Spicy Meal-maker

I had 2 of my colleagues over for lunch on Sunday. Since one is a vegetarian, we had mostly vegetarian dishes. Mom prepared most of it. I only made some Indian styled soy meal-maker and fried chicken. Anyway, after lunch they wanted to go for a walk around the estate. So of course, being the host I had to go along. My friends were going on and on about how beautiful the place was.. Never received so many compliments about the place I live before :D Managed to take a few photos before heading home for some cut watermelon.
Two pics from our estate 'tour' followed by the meal-maker recipe!

It's been ages since I walked along these paths..

Meal maker - 1/4 packet
Potato (cubed thinly) - 2
Onion - 1
Garlic - 3 cloves
Ginger (crushed) - 1 tbsp
Chili powder - 2 tbsp
Turmeric powder - 1 tbsp
Curry leaves
Cumin - 1 tsp
Fennel - 1 tsp
Cinnamon - 1" piece
Water - 1/2 cup

Soak the meal-maker in some warm water. Once soft, squeeze the water out and keep aside.
Blend onions, garlic, ginger, cumin, fennel and cinnamon into a paste.

Heat some oil in a wok and stir fry the blended ingredients until fragrant.
Add salt, pepper and some water and stir. Put in the potatoes.
Once the potatoes are almost cooked, add in the meal-maker.
Continue to stir until everything is well cooked.

Lower the flame and check for salt levels. Dish out and garnish with some curry leaves.

Tips on preparing meal-maker from Edible Garden:
- To remove the 'stink' present in soy chunks which some of you may not like, add some minced garlic and boil in water for 5 mins. Cool, squeeze out extra water and use as above.
- Soak those nuggets in a bowl of hot water, along with 3-4 spoons of milk - that takes away the raw soy taste and leaves the soy nuggets creamy and smooth.


sara said...

hey dear! thanks for the indian veg dish. yayyyy! but what is meal maker?

My Kitchen and Me said...

haha..some soy thingy. This is what I used: