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Thursday, March 17, 2011

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I had soya chunks/nuggets in my hostel canteen,when I was studying in Trichy. We get mixed vegetable kurma with soya chunks in it. My friends told that it was soya chunks when I was clue less about it. And I loved it very much when I had it for the first time itself. But I have never thought of asking my mom to cook it for me,don't know why!
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Then after coming to Singapore and when I saw these soya chunks in the store,I took a pack of it and wanted to try at home. That time I was very new to cooking and don't even know the handlings of masalas and how to cook this soya chunks. I tried a curry from a cook book and it came our terrible!!! I dint fry the GG paste well,I added too much of coriander powder and I dint follow the pre-preparation of the soya nuggets. Also the major thing was I chose a very big sized soya nuggets. So the  masala dint blend well with the chunks and now you know why I said it tasted terrible Open-mouthed smile.
Now I must really thank the readers who insisted me on posting soya chunks recipes. Otherwise I would not have mind to try this out again… But the sad thing is my hubby hates this and wont even touch this Sad smile. Yet to try with my kid,but I think he would love this in kurma or as a side dish for roti. Let me see Fingers crossed.
This time I chose tiny nuggets and I adapted the same recipe,but modified to my convenience and taste.The result was so so yummy and flavourful curry,with out any odd smell of the soya chunks. So the keyIdea in soya nuggets recipe is to cook it without the smell of it, with flavourful masalas!

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Soya Chunks curry recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Side dish
Prep Time: 10 mins    |  Cook time: 25 mins    Serves: 2

Ingredients

Soya chunks/nuggets  1 cup 
Onion(large in size),chopped  1  
Tomato,chopped  2 
Green chillies  2 
Ginger garlic paste 1 tsp
Turmeric  1/8 tsp 
Sambar powder  2 levelled tsp 
Curry leaves/coriander leaves  as needed 
Salt As needed

To temper


Oil 1-2 tblsp
Cinnamon/pattai 1 small piece
Cloves/Krambu 2
Fennel seeds/soambu 1 tsp

Method

  1. Pressure cook the soya chunks with 2 cups of water and a tsp of salt,just for a whistle. (If you don’t want to pressure cook,just boil it in water for 5 mins with salt and add it and squeeze the water,do it twice to get rid of the soya smell) Drain the water and wash it in tap water once. (squeeze it if there is so much of water,I dint squeezed as it was well drained)sc1-horz
  2. Heat a pan with oil and temper with the items given under ‘To temper’ table in order.Add curry leaves.Add the chopped onion,slit green chillies and fry till transparent. Add ginger garlic paste and fry for a minute in low flame. Add the chopped tomatoes and fry till mushy(add required salt).Add turmeric and sambar powder.Fry for a minute. sc2-horz
  3. Add the soya chunks and mix well. Fry for 4 minutes till the masala blends well with the soya chunks. Serve as accompaniment for rice or with roti. sc3-horz

Notes

  • I have used sambar powder(refer side bar),replace it with a red chilli powder and coriander powder.
  • I have used whole spices,you can just omit it and just season with fennel and use garam masala powder,add along sambar powder.
  • You can add lemon juice towards end if you like it more tangy.

I had it wrapped in roti,had a hearty meal and the smell is still lingeringDrooling… I am going to try and keep posted few other soya recipes in recent future…

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90 comments:

  1. Simple yet delicious curry..one of my favorite..

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  2. What stunning pics and your soya chunks looks SO yummy and tempting!bookmarked it!!

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  3. Very yummy recipe...I make it with chilly and coriander powder...shud try ur idea of using sambar powder...
    Nice pics...

    FunWidFud

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  4. yummy curry raji,luks so simple and delicious...cute pics.

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  5. looks yumm..we all love it with gravy..

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  6. I love soya chunks...I use it a lot in my cooking,in pulavs,curries n all...looks yumm..loved ur south Indian touch to it..

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  7. I second Prathibha- I love it too and this is nice, easy- breezy recipe..like the use of sambhar masala here.


    US Masala

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  8. very healthy recipe.....looks really delicious !

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  9. I have started using soya chunks tooo. made soy manchuria the other day, and dear husband loved it!! yours look awesome!

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  10. I too have a pack of these yummies....never made curry using it....always added it to rice...will try this yum curry....

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  11. What a coincidence Raji?! I just had roti and this soya chunks curry! :)

    Curry looks yumm!

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  12. Good that u used Soy chunks atlast :)... I use a lot and we all love it soo much.. pictures are great asusual Raji.

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  13. Soya chunks is bland so we have to add in more flavours to it as u have done it...Ur version sounds simple n yumm

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  14. You can use this small type of soya chunks in veg briyani. or else try the below version of soya chunk gravy. i tried it and was very tasty.
    http://www.cookingwithkairalisisters.com/2011/02/soya-roganjosh-serves-5.html

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  15. I do almost the same way ....use chilli n turmeric ...looks yum

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  16. Healthy and delicious curry.. looks simply superb !!

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  17. I love soy chunks ..n urs looks very colorful n healthy too..

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  18. I love soya chunks. I add in briyani..make simple poriyal too. urs is looking yummy.must try this way.. love the last click very much :)

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  19. Im a gr8 fan of soya..Luv anything with this...Looks delicious and tempting....

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  20. Lovely Soya Preparation

    http://www.panchamrutham.blogspot.com/

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  21. hi raji,

    thank u for the soya receipe.dfntly will try n let u no

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  22. Luv the curry and sure would have tasted awesome when wrapped in chapathi

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  23. I have a big packet of soya chunks sitting in my pantry..just bought it in one of my shopping impulse..so I am going to bookmark this.

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  24. Same here raji, i have also attempted soya chumks masala 2 yrs back when a malyasian friend introduced me to these soya chunks.
    It turned out horrible .Some how i never attempted soya and mushrooms in my cooking sofar.
    On seeing this post,i feel i can give it a try.Great clicks and i love the idea of wrapping in roti

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  25. great clicks and wonderful recipe...never tried soya crunches....:)

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  26. Delicious n healthy curry raks!!!! Simple to make too!!!! Bookmarking this!!!

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  27. Lovely curry perfect for chapathi Raji, I too love soya chunks will try ur recipe soon:)

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  28. delicious n healthy curry...thanks for sharing
    Super Yummy Recipes

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  29. A healthy n delicious curry!!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  30. i make somethg similar and urs look swell !

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  31. Perfect andd Healthy Curry

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  32. I love soya chunks. Use it in pulao, curry and tikkis. Since i find it little bland so while cooking this use lots of spices. gravy looks delicious. and Last photo is too good

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  33. My daughter just loves them, in rice or curries. My husband is a not a big fan of them. Curry looks delicious.

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  34. Good one, perfect for lunch

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  35. I just love this curry with peas pulao, sooo tempting..

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  36. Curry looks tempting, though me and my whole family is not a very big fan of soya chunks. Maybe as you rightly pointed out - Soya smell. Shall try it your way..

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  37. Raks, I love soya chunaks and me too got first introduced to this from my hostel in coimbatore :), I love this recipe and is sure to try soon :)

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  38. I love soya chunks too and cook with it often - must try your version.
    Btw, I have a soya chunks recipe coming soon too :)

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  39. wonderful and healthy one Raji...I make it in disguise of chicken for my kids! lol
    Smitha
    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

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  40. Delicious and healthy recipe...

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  41. I never tried or tasted soya chunks,I will try your version. Curry looks colourful & tempting:)

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  42. love all your recipes Raks!!! this looks amazing!!

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  43. I haven't tried soya chunks before. Your post is tempting me right now. Let me give it a try. Usually never used to like anything so chewy or something that resembles non-veg. But this curry is absolutely tempting :)

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  44. Soya chunk curry looks delicious, i haven't much success with them.

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  45. We don't get the small nuggets here. Same my DH hate this soya nuggets because of meat texture!
    Looks tasty the wrap!

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  46. I am a great fan,this looks awesome,makes me drool.

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  47. Hi Raks,'


    Wow!!!easy and healthy recipe you have shared with us....thanks for sharing//

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  48. The Soya chunks look so delicious!

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  49. Delicious soy chunks.Love the colour and texture,as usual ur pictures rock.

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  50. As u said, a good accompaniment for chapathis... I make it the same way...

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  51. I love soya in any form, this is amazing and with roti....wouldn't mind for those wraps!

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  52. wow!!my fav one....perfect with chapathi!nice click!

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  53. my fav one...perfect with roti's.. looks so tempting

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  54. I am not a great fan of soya chunks too..once I had it at a friends place and it was not cooked properly.The curry looks delicious though..

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  55. healthy n tempting recipe...wanna try soon..
    Tasty appetite

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  56. I've never cooked with soya chunks. Looks like I could safely try with this recipe- thanks! Beautiful pics, as usual!!

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  57. looks yum! My daughter loves it!

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  58. இங்கேயும் அதே கதை தான்...இவருக்கும் இந்த சோயாவிற்கு தூரம் அதிகம்..ஆனால் எனக்காக சில சமயம் சாப்பிடுவார்...

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  59. Happy Holi, You curry looks really good -I bought these chunks a couple of time and used them in 2 different ways - Once was for my rasavangi where I roasted them with some oil and used like Karuvadaam - the next time I made it with some pulao when I soaked it in water like they ask you to - the texture and color was too much like chicken and it kinda put me off - I think I best stick to roasting them -

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  60. My daughter loves it a lot...
    I usually add this in Biryani, must try this
    out :)

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  61. Yummy YUMMY! What else can I say...ermmm! Yummyyyyy ;)

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  62. I luv soya chunks and roasted bread in my biryani..But never tried like side dish...luks so yumm and healthy too

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  63. looks so yummy...a perfect side dish for chapathy....love it.

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  64. Looks really yummy! Perfect for travel too. Thanks for sharing!

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  65. The photos look great! I have a nice anecdote about it. One night me and my mom were hungry and on an impulse we cooked something almost similar to have with the rotis remaining. Since then it has become our special recipe :) This one brought back the wonderful memories

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  66. Simple,Super Good and healthy Soy Chunks recipe Dear.Never tried it this way.Thanks for sharing.

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  67. I make the same thing... and when I want some gravy, I add a little coconut milk or just plain milk.

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  68. Anyone who does not like soya chunks should try this recipe. Thanks Raks! Everyone loved this easy and healthy subji!

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  69. Hi,
    My husband also had this for the first time in his hostel days...and last week he saw soya chunks in d market and brought them home...i have never had soya chunks before ....then i came across ur recipe...with so many yummy comments...gonna try it now...will post again tomorrow to say how it went....thanks...

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  70. This recipe looks great and easy as well. Especially for working women.But here in Chennai we get the large Soya nuggets right? or small ones also available in the market??? In Sri lanka they have these chunks with different flavours..

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  71. I just made it... followed your recipe every line.. It came out palate tickling and eye candy.. I added a spoon of butter as topping while serving.. added extra taste.. Thank you so much for the recipe.. keep going!!

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  72. I just add some water in end so the flavours get well absorbed in soy chunks

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  73. Me too tried this recipe & came out really well :)

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  74. perfect dish for chappatis,rice etc.very very tasty.

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  75. Was helpful.... I too tried some times before and it was not consummable.... ;) this time soya curry came out nicely.....

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  76. Good recipe. I tried this and came out tasty.

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  77. I really love your food blog. Have tried lot of things which everytime come out fantastic! Tried soya chunks curry today while have already tried raw banana curry (also potato in the same way adding ground masala), tomato rasam, pepper rasam, eggless chocolate cake, and so many more! Many thanks for contributing here! :)

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  78. I really love your food blog. Have tried lot of things which everytime come out fantastic! Tried soya chunks curry today while have already tried raw banana curry (also potato in the same way adding ground masala), tomato rasam, pepper rasam, eggless chocolate cake, and so many more! Many thanks for contributing here! :)

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  79. Where can i buy soya chunks in singapore

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