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Curry, Vegetable and TVP (P, TNT)
Source: A woman from India
Serves: Varies, depending on amount of vegetables

3 cups dried soy bits (TVP, aka Textured Vegetable Protein) (They come in three shaped-minced to imitate ground meat, small bits and big chunks)
Onion, for sautéing, amount depends on your taste
Fresh Ginger or 1/2 tsp. ginger
Garlic, to taste
Cumin seeds or cumin powder
Fresh tomatoes or canned tomatoes
Tomato paste
1/4 package kusbara (coriander)
A pinch of acidophilus powder (to cut down on gassy aftereffects)
1 tsp. turmeric
1 tsp. cumin
2 tsp. salt
Curry, only if you like the spice
3 tbsp. paprika in oil (She was very insistent that this really adds to the taste)
Whatever vegetables you like; Zucchini, peas, cauliflower, green beans, etc.

First, soak the TVP in boiling water for about 1/2 hour. Cover with water to more than the top.

During that time, sauté the onions, fresh ginger (if using powder, add it after the tomatoes are added) and garlic until they start to brown. Add the cumin seeds at this point to toast a little. Then add the cut tomatoes and tomato paste. If using fresh tomatoes, you probably don't need water.

After the tomato mixture is ready, squeeze as much of the water out of the TVP that you can, with all your might. Then you can add it to the mixture when everything else is in. The more savory you make this, the more taste the tvp assumes as you simmer it longer.

Add the kusbarah and bring it all to a boil.

Boil for 5 minutes and then bring down to a simmer. Add the paprika in oil, cumin powder if using powder, ginger powder if using powder, turmeric, salt.

Then add the whatever vegetables you choose to use.

Bring to a boil and then simmer. The longer you simmer, the softer the TVP bits get. Taste it and adjust the seasonings to your requirements.

Poster's Notes:
I got this recipe from a woman who originates from India. She has a repertoire of them and told me to call back for more after I finished this one.

All these measurements are mine since they were given to me without any measurements whatsoever. So it is all according to one's taste buds.

Enjoy. I left some in the fridge, and upon my return to the house three hours later, not a drop was left.

Posted by Adina Rosenstein

Nutritional Info Per Serving: N/A