Sunday, January 12, 2014

Soy Chunks Pooranam

#SoychunksPooranam - #Soychunkssweetstuffing :Still two days to go for Pongal. We have to prepare a sweet stuffed fried balls with maida outer layer for pongal. These balls are called #Suzhian. The stuffing inside these balls are called Pooranam. Pooranam is prepared using Gram Dhal, coconut and jaggery. But this time I have prepared using Soya chunks ( Meal maker ). 
Textured or texturized vegetable protein (TVP), also known as textured soy protein (TSP), soy meat, or soya chunks is a defatted soy flour product, a by-product of extracting soybean oil.[1] It is often used as ameat analogue or meat extender. [ source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Textured_vegetable_protein ]

This pooranam can also be used as stuffing in the preparation of Boli and Modhakam ( Kozhukattai ).

Soychunks Pooranam [ Soychunks sweet stuffing ]

Ingredients :
1/2 cup                             Soy chunks
1/4 cup                             Gram dhal ( Channa dhal )
1/2 cup                             Coconut scrap
1 cup                                Jaggery [ adjust ]
1/4 Tsp                             Cardamom and nutmegpowder
1 pinch                             Salt

Method :
Wash soy chunks and take in a vessel.
Add 1 1/2 cup of water.
Add a pinch of salt.
Pressure cook for a whistle.
Take out after steam completely subsides and drain water.

Allow it to cool down.

Pressure cook gram dhal also for 1 whistle and 8 minutes at SIM.
Keep aside.


Take jaggery in a vessel and heat on slow flame with 1/2 cup of water.
Dissolve jaggery by stirring with a ladle.
Keep on fire untill jaggery completely dissolve in water. Strain through a filter and keep aside.

Now squeeze out water from soy chunks. Grind using a mixer grinder.

Mash cooked dhal also.

Now take ground soy chunks, mashed dhal, coconut scrap and jaggery water in a heavy bottomed vessel.
Place over a slow flame and mix well with a ladle.

Allow to simmer over slow flame for about 20 to 25 minutes.
The time taken to cook varies with the quantity.
Keep stirring at regular intervals.
When everything blend together and leaves out the surface of the vessel switch of the stove.
Add cardamom powder
Soychunks Pooranam [ Soychunks sweet stuffing ]

and mix well.
Soychunks Pooranam [ Soychunks sweet stuffing ]

Store in a container with lid and close it after it has cooled down to room temperature.
It can be stored in fridge for 3 to 4 days.

Soychunks Pooranam [ Soychunks sweet stuffing ]

Now pooranam is ready. Boli, Suzhian and Modhakam can be prepared using this Soy Chunks Pooranam.

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