Soya Chunks

I like it as it’s a great source of protein. It’s been relished by my in-laws a lot. Here I am sharing with you a recipe for Soya Chunks Sabji.

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: North Indian

Time: Preparation – 10 mins, Marination – 30 mins, Cooking – 20 mins, Total – 50 mins

Servings: 2-3

Ingredients:

  1. Soya Chunks – 1 cup (I used Mini Soya Chunks)
  2. Hung Curd or Curd – 1/2 cup
  3. Ginger Garlic paste – 1 tbsp
  4. Onion – 1 medium (puree)
  5. Garlic – 2 cloves (puree along with onion)
  6. Tomatoes – 2 medium (puree)
  7. Green Chilli – 1 (puree along with tomatoes)
  8. Ginger – 1 inch (puree along with tomatoes)
  9. Coriander leaves – 2 tbsp (finely chopped)
  10. Kasuri Methi – 2 tsp
  11. Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  12. Red Chilli powder – 1 tsp
  13. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  14. Garam Masala powder – 1/3 tsp
  15. Black Pepper powder – 1/3 tsp
  16. Cumin powder – 1/2 tsp
  17. Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
  18. Black Cardamom – 2
  19. Bay Leaf – 2
  20. Cloves – 3
  21. Dried Red Chilli – 2
  22. Oil – 3 tbsp
  23. Water – 3 cups
  24. Fresh Cream – 1 tbsp (optional)
  25. Salt to taste.

PS: 1 Cup = 250 ML

How to make Soya Chunks Sabji:

  1. Boil water in a pan. Add soya chunks. Cook for 7-8 mins. You can also cook as per the instructions on the pack
  2. Once cooked. Drain the water and wash the soya chunks 4-5 times with cold water
  3. Squeeze the excess water. Keep aside
  4. Take curd in a bowl. Add ginger garlic paste, black pepper powder, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp red chilli powder and salt. Mix well
  5. Add the cooked soya chunks. Mix well. Keep aside for 30 mins (marination)
  6. Heat oil in a pan. Add bay leaf, black cardamom, dried red chillies and cloves. Saute for a few seconds till they are fragrant
  7. Add cumin seeds and let it splutter
  8. Add onion n garlic puree. Cook till it’s golden brown
  9. Add tomatoes, ginger and green chilli puree. Add coriander powder, garam masala powder, cumin powder, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, 1/2 red chilli powder. Cook till oil starts to separate
  10. Add kasuri methi and salt. Cook for a minute
  11. Add marinated soya chunks. Mix well. Cover and cook for 10-12 mins on medium flame
  12. Add fresh cream and mix well (optional)
  13. Turn off the flame and add coriander leaves
  14. Your Soya Chunks Sabji is ready. Serve hot with Phuklas.

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