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Thursday, October 06, 2005

Soybean Goulash

This recipe is the Vegetarian version of Hungarian Beef Goulash. Because we are using soybean, you can rest assured that its very nutritious and tastes just beautiful!

Before we begin a note - This recipe being a Hungarian recipe tastes great with 'red Hungarian paparika'. But if you dont have that, then normal hot chilli powder will do.

Soybean Goulash

Ingredients --
1 large bowl full of soybean nuggets (about 20-25 pieces) soaked in hot water for 1/2hour.
1 packet elbow macaroni Pasta
1 large onion chopped
2 cloves of garlic chopped
1 can of tomato puree
1 medium tomato diced
Hungarian Paparika or Red chilli powder
Chilli flakes (optional or how hot u'd like)
Crushed Black pepper
Salt to taste

Method --
1. Cook the pasta according to the instructions in the packet. Drain and put aside.
2. In a wide pan, heat the oil, then add garlic and onions and cook till the onions are translucent.
3. Squeeze the soybean chunks to get rid of excess water and add to the pan and season with paparika, black pepper and the chilli flakes so they get fried with the rest.
4. Add the diced tomatoes and cook for a few minutes. (make sure not to add any water) And then add the tomato puree and continue to cook.
5. Mix the pasta with the soybean mixture and season with salt and pepper.

Done!! :)

Tips --
* The authentic recipe also includes potatoes, so you can add diced potatoes in the beginning.
* If the soy chunks become huge after soaking - cut them into halves or quaters for bite size pieces.
* Can add corn kernels for a brighter look!
* Can add peas if you'd like a sweeter taste.


Anonymous Ricky2Nupur said...

Me Phirst on your new receipe. I thought your next receipe will be the "creamy" one. This one looks exotic. Maybe will try on the weekend and give you my reviews (I know you love them)

October 06, 2005 9:09 PM  
Blogger Nupur said...

Ricky: Exotic! LOL! Yes..
And Ofcourse I love your reviews!! Thats why these recipes are here.... so you can enjoy then and then 'rave' about them! ;)

October 06, 2005 10:17 PM  
Blogger Meena said...

hmmmn....hungarian food!

never tried it...will start with this and let u know how it goes!

October 07, 2005 12:55 PM  
Blogger Nupur said...

Meena: Sure!! :D

October 07, 2005 11:57 PM  
Anonymous author by the brook said...


October 08, 2005 11:41 PM  
Blogger Hagrid said...

great dish !!..i am becomg ur fan..

October 10, 2005 7:45 PM  
Blogger Nupur said...

Pallavi: :)

Hagrid: Oh!! Ur back! :D
Thanks mate.... when your better half joins you in US, you wont be worrying abt any recipes any more. ;)

October 10, 2005 10:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said... and more of themmmyumm


October 11, 2005 3:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said... and more of themmmyumm


October 11, 2005 3:20 PM  
Blogger Invincible said...

now tht u've read about my new habitat, u know its impossible to cook here. I might just try it when i visit home.
looks yummy:)

October 12, 2005 1:48 PM  
Anonymous deepakjeswal said...

I just made 'saambhar' today - i wudnt call it the best, but it was definitely a treat to eat overall. I think i goofed a bit on the water bit , plus BMC's Sambhar masala (thats the one available here) is not really upto the mark. Next time I go to India, i will get an authentic and better one. But overall, the lunch (had with rice) turned out yummmmy....keep the recipes flowing (and yeah, me too waiting for the daal makhani recipe) ... i think i did tell u that ur paneer butter masala is the 'bumper hit' of my kitchen!

October 13, 2005 2:28 AM  
Blogger Nupur said...

Sonali: :) Thanks for the link.... shall be coming around to visit you soon. Cheers!!

October 17, 2005 9:56 PM  
Blogger Nupur said...

Invinci: But now I alsi know that ur habitat has been cleaned up or is in the process of being cleaned up - So - NO EXCUSES!! :D

October 17, 2005 9:56 PM  
Blogger Nupur said...

DJ: :D Aah! Excellent. Thanks DJ for the positive feedback. And really if you try the sambhar once more... you'll soon be an expert in it too coz its one of my 'hit' dishes here and I think one of the fast/easiest ones too. ;)

October 17, 2005 9:58 PM  
Anonymous courtney said...

This sounds really cool. It's a great chance to finally try soy nuggets.

Nupur, this site is charming. YOU are charming. I discovered this place through Meena's site.

My friends and I have an Indian spice blog we call Naughty Curry. The 'naughty' part comes from adding Indian spices to food that isn't necessarily traditional. It's fun,and people learn about spices in the process.

Take this goulash recipe, for example...

You know what, Nupur? I CHALLENGE YOU to masala-fy this recipe a bit, say with cumin or black mustard seeds, and let us feature it. That would be so awesome! What do you say, girl?

October 18, 2005 5:41 PM  
Blogger Nupur said...

Courtney: :) Thanks for the compliment!
And thats an interesting concept - 'naughty' curry. Very interesting indeed. I'm checking it out right now......

And sure I'll take the challenge! :D Shall send you my Curried-Goulash soon! ;)

October 20, 2005 10:51 PM  
Anonymous courtney said...


I told my NC pals Trina and Trobee. We can't wait.:)

October 21, 2005 6:01 PM  
Blogger Nupur said...

Courtney: :D

October 21, 2005 10:54 PM  
Blogger shammi said...

Yummy - I have to go on the hunt for Hungarian paprika, I think. The paprika I get here is about as flavourful as red chalk powder :)

October 26, 2005 4:18 AM  
Anonymous Smruti said...

this looks yummy..I was in Prague last year and we went out to many places that had goulash, but nothing vegetarian. can't wait to try your recipe!

November 30, 2005 1:41 PM  

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