Soya Chunks Masala

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Soya chunk is a soya flour product, a by-product of extracting soybean oil. It is easy to cook, with a protein content equal to that of meat.  These chunks are a wonderful option for vegetarians.

The nutritional values per 100 grams of soya chunks:

Energy value – 336 k Cal

Fat – 0.4 g

Iron – 21.2 mg

Protein – 54.2 g

Carbohydrate – 28.9 g

Calcium – 533 mg

Ingredients

1 cup Soya chunks

2 chopped onions

1 chopped tomato

2 sliced green chillies

4 garlic pods, chopped

1 teaspoon chopped ginger

Curry leaves

Salt to taste

A pinch of turmeric powder

½ teaspoon red chilli powder

1 teaspoon coriander powder

¼ teaspoon of chicken masala or garam masala

Rice bran oil ( or coconut oil)

 

Method

  • Soak the soya chunks in boiled water for about half an hour.
  • Pour oil in a vessel and sauté the onions, green chillies, tomato, ginger, garlic and curry leaves.

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  • Drain out the water from soya chunks. Squeeze well and cut into small pieces.
  • Put the squeezed soya chunks into the sautéed mixture.
  • Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder and chicken masala/ garam masala.

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  • Pour some water into it and let it cook for some time, with the lid on.
  • When the water in the vessel dries up, remove the lid and stir for 2-3 minutes.

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  • Serve hot with rice, biryani, chapatti or bread.
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