Monday, July 14, 2014

Soya Chunks Fry Recipe - Meal Maker Varuval

Soya Chunks Fry Recipe

I wanted to try soya chunks fry since I started trying out recipes with it but didn't have a particular fry recipe for it. Few weeks back when we visited my periya athais(MIL) house at Thanjavur she prepared a great lunch for us with regular vada payasam meals......and this meal maker varuval caught my attention by the look of it and I at once asked her for the recipe.She made it with the bigger variety of soya chunks and it tasted so good by itself that I was skeptical whether it was a sidedish or a starter , yes it was finger lickingly good :) As soon as I reached here I tried it immediately else I might forget the recipe...symptoms of ageing you see ;)

Don't have veggies at home then this is is just for you...I think this soya chunks fry goes well as a sidedish for both rice and chapathi. This can be called as a dry curry too but since she said its fry I have titled the same. I loved to have it like a wrap with soft phulkas.....thats my on the go breakfast!

Soya Chunks Fry Recipe 

Soya Chunks Fry Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 15 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Main | Recipe Cuisine: Indian

Soya Chunks - 1/3 cup
Big Onion - 1 medium finely chopped
Tomato - 1 medium roughly chopped
Ginger Garlic paste - 1 tsp
Red Chilli Powder - 1/4 tsp
Garam Masala Powder - 1/4 tsp
Water - as needed
Salt - to taste

To grind:

Coconut - 3 tbsp
Garlic - 3 cloves
Fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp
Whole Pepper - 1/2 tsp
Green Chilli - 1(optional)

To temper:

Oil - 2 tsp +  1 tbsp
Fennel Seeds powder - 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves - a sprig

Method:

  1. Boil water in a pan till it bubbles up rigorously.Switch off and add the soya chunks and let it aside for few mins for it to grow in size.How to make soya chunks fry - Step1
  2. Then rinse soya chunks in cold water atleast twice to get rid of the raw smell.Drain water and Set aside.Grind the ingredients listed under 'to grind' to a coarse mixture without adding water,Keep aside.
    How to make soya chunks fry - Step2
  3. In a pan heat oil - add items listed under 'to temper' then add ginger garlic paste, onion, tomato and saute till tomatoes turn mushy and raw smell leaves.Then add the coconut mixture along with red chilli powder and garam masala powder and required salt.
    How to make soya chunks fry - Step3
  4. Saute for 2mins then add soya chunks and sprinkle little water for the gravy to blend well with the soya.Keep frying till it becomes dry and is reddish golden in color.Add oil if it sticks to the bottom of the pan.
    How to make soya chunks fry - Step4
Serve hot or warm.
Soya Chunks Fry Recipe

My Notes:

  • I used my steel pan and it started sticking to the bottom of the pan so I had to add more oil(1 tbsp) but if you are using nonstick pan then you can reduce the oil.
  • If you are using the bigger variety soya chunks then cut them into half and proceed with the steps mentioned above.
  • While water boils you can add a tsp of milk and switch off then add soya chunks, adding milk gets rid of the raw smell easily.
Soya Chunks Fry Recipe


Written by: SHARMILEE J

11 comments:

  1. Delicious, I always love soy chunks and chapathi as wraps

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  2. Thanks for the recipes. Just few days ago i was looking for this recipe. Now i got more here. :)

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  3. It was really tasty, i had tried last nite n came out soo good Thanks sharmilee

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  4. soy chunk is my favourite, like the simple masala part and the wrap pic tempts me a lot to try!

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  5. Very usefull for me..taste was very good.. Thank you.. :) keep on publishing... 😀

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  6. Any substitute for coconut or can v skip it

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