Aloo Nutrela ( Potato & Soya Nuggets Gravy)

Nutrela is very rich is protein..It works well as a meat substitute and can also be added to vegetable dishes, poha/beaten rice or any rice dish like vegetable pulao .This is my mom's recipe and also one of my favorite curries to eat with steaming hot rice and most importantly it takes very less time to cook.


Nutrela/ Soya Nuggets- 1/2 cup (or more if you like)
Potato- 1 large or 2 medium sized (Peeled and chopped)
Oil:- 2-3 tbsp
Cumin seeds:-1/2tsp
Mustard seeds:- 1/2 tsp
Onion- 1 small (chopped)
Ginger- 1 tbsp (Chopped)
Garlic-1 tbsp (Chopped)
Tomato:- 1 1/2 (chopped)
Salt as per taste
Turmeric:- 1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder:- 1/2 tsp
Garam masla:- 1/2 tsp
Kasoori Methi powder:-1/2 tsp
Coriander for garnishing
Water as per requirement


1) Take water in small bowl & heat in microwave for 1 minute.
2) Soak the Nutrela in the hot water for 5-7 minutes.
3) Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add cumin & mustard seeds, Allow it to splutter.
4) Add ginger & garlic and fry for 1 minute.
5) Add onions and saute until golden brown in color
6) Add tomatoes , turmeric, red chilli powder, garam masala & salt , mix well..
7) Cook until tomatoes are tender.
8) Squeeze out the water from soaked nutrela by pressing it between your hands very lightly.
10) Add nutrela & potatoes in the tomato mixture and mix well.
11) Add enough water just to cover the potatoes & Nutrela.
12) Close the lid of the cooker and let it cook on high for about 5 minutes ( or when you start hearing the sound of the steam , switch off the gas ).
13) Switch off the gas, let it sit for 5 more minutes.
14) Garnish it with coriander & serve hot with rice.



suvi said...

Haven't eaten nutrela in a long long time...your curry looks delicious!

suvi said...

haven't eaten nutrela in a long long time...your curry looks delicious :)

Yasmeen said...

Tasty nutrela soaking up all the spicy flavors of the gravy:)

sriharivatsan said...

Looking yummy...Am sure this tastes good..New recipe to me, thanks for sharing..

Preety said...

thanks aquadaze, yasmeen & sriharivatsan

Harpreet said...

Now that looks like my next
Saturday special menu :)

Preety said...

sure harpreet..let me know how it turned out

Vibaas said...

That's a yummy recipe with soy nuggets.

vidhas said...

Potato and soys nuggets subzi yummm.

amna said...

looks yummy! i love soya chunks too, it absorbs flavours really well!

Anonymous said...

Loved it ... it delicious as ever ..
A single guy living out of India alone ... your site really helped :)

Just one addition I tried ..add a little Milk Cream about half cup after its cooked & mix well and bring to mild boil and switch off the gas..... hope u like


Preety said...

Hi Sid,

I am glad that my blog is a help to you..

Love the addition of milk cream , i am sure it would have made the curry more creamy.will try myself the next time i will make it..


Indrani's said...

Hi there,

I tried this recipe yesterday and it was lovely.

Cumin and mustard seed with garlic and onion combination is awesome.

Preety said...

thanks indrani

Shanthi Krishnakumar said...

Delicious curry.Do visit my blog when time permits.

Unknown said...

I remember eating this when i was little girl. I saw Nutrela box in Indian store and bought it. I tried it last husband loved it:)

Preety said...

thanks navreet for letting me know..

Anonymous said...

Pretty,i have a small doubt.I can see that you pressure cooked the soya and potatoes.Is it compulsory?If your not pressure cooking it,how long should you cook the potatoes and soya?And btw,amazing blog.

Much love,
A fan

Preety said...

Thanks for your comment, pressure cooking just fastens the process, if you don't want to pressure cook you can cook in a pan or kadai too, it might take little longer to cook but it's perfectly okay to do anyway you like, cover the pan with a lid and cook on a medium heat until potatoes are soft keep stirring in between, or you can half boil the potato in a microwave and then add to sabzi to cook it little faster...I hope I answered your question, if you still have any doubt let me know..

Anonymous said...

Nutrela is my favourite and tried out your dish.What can you substitute potato with?Any other vegetables?

Preety said...

you can actually try peas instead of potato if you like..

Anonymous said...

Hi, somehow Kasoori methi is not mentioned in the procedure but it's in the ingrdients

Preety said...

Sorry my bad ... I usually add methi after 13 step .. thanks for pointing out

Unknown said... much aj subh jaldi se uth kr ye sabzi bnani thi.or mother in law ne bola soyabeen raat m pani m bhegoni hoti h. .m bhut dar gyi..but aapki receipe se bhut mast sabzi bani..thanks alot

Preety said...

Great 👍

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