For Vellayaappam i usually make Potato Stew.But this time i thought i will add some Soya Chunks.Hope every one know that soya chunks is very good for cholosterol patience.
1 potato sliced
1/2 cup Soya Chunks
2 medium onions, thinly sliced
1 small size tomato
2 tsp oil
2 tsp minced ginger
2 or 3 green chillies, slit lengthwise
1 sprig curry leaves
3 pods cardamom
1 ½” piece cinnamon
¾ cup coconut
1 tsp rice flour (optional)
salt to taste
1.Soak the soya chunks in water for 15-20 minutes.Than squeeze the water from soya chunks and keep aside.
2.Heat the oil, and add the cardamom (split the pod open and add whole), cloves and cinnamon (broken smaller).
2.Stir twice and then add the ginger, chillies and onions and sauté till the onions are translucent. Add the vegetables,Soya Chunks and curry leaves and a cup of water and the salt. Bring to boil. Let it be cooked.
3.Mix the rice flour in the coconut milk and add to the vegetables mixing quickly. The rice flour thickens the gravy and ensures the coconut milk does not split. Turn down the heat and once it starts boiling, take it off the heat. The stew should now be a slightly thick coconut milk gravy with vegetables in it.