Kadhu Aur Soya Ki Sabzi (pumpkin And Soya Stir Fry)
A classic Tarla Dalal recipe- May her soul rest in peace. Tarla Dalal has taught me to accept the flavors of the North with such ease that at times it does not dawn to me that I am cooking something in the North Indian style. I really don't know if this style could be called North Indian because Soya is such a recent addition to the Indian cuisine. Nevertheless, we have accepted soya just like we accepted mushroom, corn and tofu.
It so happened that my mom got me a pack of nano soya chunks yep they make nano chunks of soya in Kerala and it looks too cute. My maid Bhagya got me a huge pumpkin from her village. She does not cook pumpkin she told me and so I dutifully took hers and agreed to share half the curry with her. Now the only curry we make off pumpkin is erissery which requires cowpea beans and coconut. I was in no mood to do this and that is when I stumbled upon this recipe. Since the recipe took care of my soya chunks I went ahead and made it. In fact I made it twice over the past 2 weeks which should tell you how good it was. And I am sure this recipe is to stay forever in this kitchen.