Soya chunks cooked with chilly and spices. This soya chunks masala dry / stir-fry recipe is a healthy and tasty side-dish. It goes well with rice, chapathi, and any Indian bread.

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Soya chunks cooked with chilly and spices. This soya chunks masala dry / stir-fry recipe is a healthy and tasty side-dish. It goes well with rice, chapathi, and any Indian bread.

 

 Soya makes a great addition to the protein component of a balanced vegetarian meal plan. It’s my favorite veg recipe during X’mas or Easter lent season. Makes a good replacement for meat. I used Nutrela’s soya chunks and would highly recommend it. It’s the largest selling soya foods brand in India. Soy meat or soya chunks or nuggets is a defatted soy flour product, a by-product of extracting soybean oil.


Summary

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  • Course side dish
  • Cuisine indian
  • Yield 4 serving
  • Cooking Time 45 minutes
  • Preparation Time 7 minutes
  • Total Time 52 minutes

Ingredients

soya chunks (2 cups)
100 Grams
Marinate
pepper Powder
1 Teaspoon
chilli Powder
1.5 Teaspoons
ginger
1 Teaspoon
garlic
1 Teaspoon
salt
1 teaspoon
Masala Gravy
onion (medium size)
2
turmeric Powder
1/2 Teaspoon
coriander Powder
2 Teaspoons
garam masala
1.5 Teaspoons
fennel powder (optional)
1 teaspoon
tomato (large size)
1
vegetable oil/ coconut oil / sunflower oil
1 tablespoon
curry leaves numbers
2 sprig
coriander leaves
4 tablespoon
salt

Steps

  1. Place the soya chunks in a bowl and fill it up with enough hot water so that the soya chunks are completely immersed. Leave it aside for 20 minutes.
    Soya chunks cooked in chilly and spices. This soya chunks masala dry / stir fry is a healthy and tasty side-dish. Goes well with rice and Indian breads.
  2. After soaking in water, the soya chunks would appear double in volume. Squeeze all the water from the soya chunks. I prefer to cut soya chunk pieces into smaller ones.
    Soya chunks cooked in chilly and spices. This soya chunks masala dry / stir fry is a healthy and tasty side-dish. Goes well with rice and Indian breads.
  3. Soya chunks cooked in chilly and spices. This soya chunks masala dry / stir fry is a healthy and tasty side-dish. Goes well with rice and Indian breads.
  4. Marinate it with pepper powder, chilli powder, ginger(crushed), garlic(crushed) and salt for 10 minutes.
    Soya chunks cooked in chilly and spices. This soya chunks masala dry / stir fry is a healthy and tasty side-dish. Goes well with rice and Indian breads.
  5. Heat oil in pan/kadai. Add onions, curry leaves and some salt. Salt absorbs moisture from onion and helps onion to get cooked fast. Saute it well until onions turn light brown.
    Soya chunks cooked in chilly and spices. This soya chunks masala dry / stir fry is a healthy and tasty side-dish. Goes well with rice and Indian breads.
  6. Add turmeric powder, coriander powder and garam masala. Fry it well.
    Soya chunks cooked in chilly and spices. This soya chunks masala dry / stir fry is a healthy and tasty side-dish. Goes well with rice and Indian breads.
  7. Add tomato and mix it well. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.
    Soya chunks cooked in chilly and spices. This soya chunks masala dry / stir fry is a healthy and tasty side-dish. Goes well with rice and Indian breads.
  8. Soya chunks cooked in chilly and spices. This soya chunks masala dry / stir fry is a healthy and tasty side-dish. Goes well with rice and Indian breads.
  9. Add marinated soya and 1 cup water. Adjust salt. Cover and cook it for 15 minutes.
    Soya chunks cooked in chilly and spices. This soya chunks masala dry / stir fry is a healthy and tasty side-dish. Goes well with rice and Indian breads.
  10. Now open the lid and cook until the water evaporates.
    Soya chunks cooked in chilly and spices. This soya chunks masala dry / stir fry is a healthy and tasty side-dish. Goes well with rice and Indian breads.
  11. Add coriander leaves and mix it. To have a perfect dry, add 2 - 3 tsps oil. Saute it well until it turns dark in color. ** This is probably the key step in this recipe.
    Soya chunks cooked in chilly and spices. This soya chunks masala dry / stir fry is a healthy and tasty side-dish. Goes well with rice and Indian breads.
  12. Serve it with rice or Indian breads. Enjoy 🙂
    Soya chunks cooked in chilly and spices. This soya chunks masala dry / stir fry is a healthy and tasty side-dish. Goes well with rice and Indian breads.
  13. Soya chunks cooked with chilly and spices. This soya chunks masala dry / stir-fry recipe is a healthy and tasty side-dish. It goes well with rice, chapathi, and any Indian bread.

Notes

It is an awesome soya stir fry preparation. It is rich in protein, vitamins and helps reducing cholesterol. In short a perfect ingredient to work and experiment with.

The spices and flavors in this recipe can be adjusted as per your taste buds. You can play with your favorite set of spices, but do stick to preparation method. Soya chunks can taste awful if not treated as desired.

Tip: Cut soya chunks into smaller pieces, if desired.

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