Today is the last day of September Mega Marathon where we have been posting Protein Rich recipes throughout the month. I have posted Kebabs, Biryanis, Salads, Recipes with Nuts and Seeds and for the final week Traditional Thalis. The marathon has been a great learning experience . Thanks to Valli  for an excellent theme .

 

While choosing my Thalis for this week , I definitely wanted to cook a Sindhi Thali .I have been cooking and posting Sindhi food quite often , and you can read about it here. Sindhi food has some amazing combinations which are protein packed and I definitely wanted to show these.

From what I have been reading I understand that one that you don’t have to be a meat eater to get all the protein and two that as long as you eat a wide variety of foods, you can usually make complete proteins, even if you’re a vegetarian. The meal needs to be balanced and you need the right combinations. Considering this I have prepared these thalis and today’s thali is a special one, since it is the last in the series.

 

For today I have Sindhi dishes , some of which I have already posted yet some are new .  So let’s get on to the menu.

The Sindhi Thali

Gobhi Patata
Soya bean ji Bhaaji
Rahaa
Paneera ja Pakora
Saye Dharan ji Chutney
Dahee Boondi
Papad
Amb

Sai Bhaji

One of the most popular dish from Sindh, Sai means green and this dish has loads of greens, a medley of vegetables along with Bengal gram. Spinach is one of the vegetables that can help contribute to our protein intake. Combining it with lentils an excellent protein punch.

Tariyal Gobhi Patata

Tariyal means fried in Sindhi . Sindhi’s are very fond of fried food, though with health awareness the frying is decreasing day by day . Considering cauliflower has protein , I chose to make a typical Sindhi side dish with potatoes and cauliflower .

Soyabean ji Bhaji

Sindhi’s are very fond of soya beans , the complete Protein. It is like mock meat and is cooked with lots of onions , ginger garlic and tomatoes . This is cooked in typical Sindhi style of cooking called Daag where I used soya granules as well as chunks .

Rahaa

Rahaa are the black eyed beans. These beans are supposed to be packed with protein . They are simply boiled with salt . A dash of red chilly and some dry mango powder are added. These are very popular as an accompaniment to Kadha Prasad on festivals or could be enjoyed as a salad .

Paneer ja Pakora

These are fritters made with cottage cheese . Spices are mixed and stuffed between two cheese slices . Dipped in gram flour batter , fried to a golden crisp the cheese gives us dairy protein and the chickpea flour the lentil protein .

Dharan ji Chutney

A spicy, tangy Chutney made with fresh coriander leaves .

Bhuga Chawara

These are also popular as brown rice and are prepared from fried onion . A popular Sindhi rice which compliments lot of Sindhi curries .

Fulko

A Sindhi style chapati , smeared with ghee , a total treat .

Dahee Boondi

Tiny gram flour dumplings are soaked and immersed in creamy spiced yogurt . Both Boondi and yogurt will provide protein .

Kulfi Faloodo

Kulfi a frozen milk dessert , full of nuts is laced with delicate vermicelli noodles and served with heavenly rose syrup . Definitely a protein packed dessert .

Accompaniments

The amb, mango is a must during summers .
Papad , another must on every meal .
For today I shall share Soyabean ji Bhaji

Soya bean ji Bhaji

Ingredients

1 cup soya granules and chunks
3 onions, finely chopped
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
6 tomatoes, puréed
1/2 tsp red chilly powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp garam masala
Salt to taste

Method

Soak the soyabean in hot water for 15 minutes.
Heat oil , add onions, sauté till pink .
Add ginger garlic paste and sauté till the onions turn brown .
Add puréed tomatoes and cook till all moisture dries up .
Drain the water from soyabean and squeeze with hands to remove excess moisture .
Add the squeezed soyabean and sauté well , till the raw smell of soya is gone . If very dry add some oil.
Add all spices including salt .
Cook with spices till the spices are cooked , about a minute .
Add water and adjust the gravy consistency .
Pressure cook for 2 whistles and then simmer for 5-7 minutes .
Open after the pressure is released .
Serve hot with rice or chapati.

 

Let’s check the Protein Rich Traditional Thalis that I posted this week.

 

We conclude this Marathon here, but before that… A big word of thanks to all my viewers, friends , family , my staff who have been a part of this marathon in some or the other way. There will be a recap of this marathon, so do come back .
Print Recipe
Soya bean ji Bhaji
It is like mock meat and is cooked with lots of onions , ginger garlic and tomatoes . This is cooked in typical Sindhi style of cooking called Daag where I used soya granules as well as chunks .
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Indian Cuisine
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Passive Time 15 minutes
Servings
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Indian Cuisine
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Passive Time 15 minutes
Servings
Instructions
  1. Soak the soyabean in hot water for 15 minutes.
  2. Heat oil , add onions, sauté till pink .
  3. Add ginger garlic paste and sauté till the onions turn brown .
  4. Add puréed tomatoes and cook till all moisture dries up .
  5. Drain the water from soyabean and squeeze with hands to remove excess moisture .
  6. Add the squeezed soyabean and sauté well , till the raw smell of soya is gone . If very dry add some oil.
  7. Add all spices including salt .
  8. Cook with spices till the spices are cooked , about a minute .
  9. Add water and adjust the gravy consistency .
  10. Pressure cook for 2 whistles and then simmer for 5-7 minutes .
  11. Open after the pressure is released .
  12. Serve hot with rice or chapati.
Recipe Notes

9 thoughts on “Sindhi Thali with Protein Rich Soyabean”

  1. Oh gosh the way you dish out thalis, makes one think its such a breeze!..I was waiting for this cuisine as I knew you will do it..enjoyed reading through the dishes and I loved that potato and cauliflower dry dish, and next of course the paneer…the entire thali looks awesome!…Great job in having such sub themes and I enjoyed this journey so much Vaishali!

  2. Awesome. I loved every one of your dishes. Of course I am going to PM you asking you for specific recipes when I plan to make it. This one Sindhi thali is awesome. I am going to try some of these recipes immediately.
    You rock and wish I had the energy you have to make these amazing thalis.

  3. Sindhi thali is mind-blowing. Love all of the dishes in the thali. You rocked the series with your planning and sub-themes. Bookmarking all the recipes.

  4. Breathtaking here, those paneer je pakora is absolutely irresistible, oh god, that platter is totally my kind of food, feel so hungry though just finished my dinner rite now.. Dunno what to bookmark now, my list is getting bigger and bigger now..

  5. Wish I had the energy to dish out such enormous thalis. And a complete visual treat. Loved each of the dish you have picked up for this thali especially the paneer pakoras. Splendid!!

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