Amritsari Nutri Kulcha
Amritsar is very famous for its street food. And This famous Street food from Punjab is finger licking good. In Amritsar you will find it all over the city. Nutri is basically Soya chunks in a gravy. Soya chunks are high in protein. So good for health. As this dish requires lot of stirring. So, you need lots of patience while cooking Nutri. But solace is that the Kulchas are easily available at bakery shops. You can make them at home too. If you require I will share the recipe of that too. So what are we waiting for. Let's get started.!!!!
What we need:
Nutri Mini Soya Chunks --- 2 cups ( if you have big chunks just cut it into 2 pieces after boiling)
Nutri granuals -- 1/2 cup boiled.
Tea Bag --- 1
Onions --- 4 finely chopped
Ginger -- 1" Piece
Tomatoes --- 4 medium sized.
Ginger Garlic paste ---- 3 Tbsp
Fresh coriander finely chopped
Fresh coriander stems handful.
Green Capsicum Diced ----2
Green chillies --- 2
Cumin seeds --- 2 tbsp
Coriander powder -- 2 tsp
Turmeric powder --- 1 Tbsp
Kashmiri red chilli powder --- 2 tsp
Kasuri Methi ---- 1Tbsp
Anardana powder---2 Tbsp
Soya sauce dark --- 1Tbsp
Red chilli sauce -----1tbsp
Cooking Oil ----- 3Tbsp
Butter ---- 4 tsp for kulcha
Ghee ------ 2 tbsp
Salt to taste.
Here we gO
Boil 6 cups of water in a pan. Add Nutri Soya chunks & granules, along with tea bag, 1tsp salt & 1tsp sugar. On low flame let them boil till nuggets are soft. It will take around 7 to 8 minute. Drain water. Now Rinse with fresh water. This step is important as it will remove the pungent smell of soya chunks. Press the Soya chunks with your hands and squeeze out all the water. Keep aside.
Add 4 big size tomatoes, 3 green chillies, 1" Ginger and stems of fresh coriander to a grinder jar .Make a fine puree. Heat a pan and add 3 tbsp of oil & 2 tbsp of ghee to it. Now add cumin seeds, 3 green cardamoms pods, 1 black cardamom, 1tsp whole black pepper, 3 laung, 1" Dalchini & 2 tejpattas. Add onions to the pan.
When onions are getting cooked make a paste of previously fried onions by adding little water. Keep aside for future use.
Saute till onions turn reddish in colour. Add 3 tbsp ginger garlic paste . Start stirring. When the raw smell of garlic goes add 2Tbsp of kashmiri Redchilli powder & stir briefly. Now Add 1 tbsp of red chilli powder, 1 tbsp of turmeric powder, 3 tbsp of dhania powder, 2 tbsp of Anardana powder & 1 tbsp of kasuri methi. Give it a stir and add half ltrs of boiling water to it. Keep stirring till oil separates.
Add fried onion paste to the maaala now. Again stir it for 3 to 4 minutes and oil separates.
Add previously made tomato puree to it.
Now add salt . Stir & cook. On high flame for 10 minutes.
Add boiled soya chunks & granules and stir and cook for 3 to 4min.Add 500 ml of hot water to it. Also add 1tbsp soya sauce & 1 tbsp chilli sauce. Also add fresh finely chopped coriander. Stir a while. Then cover and cook for 20 to 25min on low flame. In between keep stirring on regular intervals.
Nutri is now almost ready. Add finely diced green capsicum to it. Check seasoning. Adjust if required. Garnish with ginger jullians and fresh coriander.
For Kulchas :
Heat a nonstick pan .
Smear butter on kulcha with a brush.
Then roast it in pan from both the sides till golden brown. Accompany it with green chilli and jullians of onion dipped in lemon juice.
Your street food of Nutri Kulcha is ready. Don't bother about calories 😉 . Just Enjoyyyyyy.
* While putting salt in gravy remember there is Salt in soya chunks also.
* A little Turmeric powder enhances colour but too much of it will spoil the taste and colour both.