Soya Chunks Sabji

Soya is always a good source of protein and one of the delicious way to enjoy it… is to make a semi dry dish with loads of spices. 

Also try: Punjabi Dum Aloo, Chole Masala, Chana Dal or Masoor Dal.

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: North Indian

Time: Preparation – 10 mins, Marination – 30 mins, Cooking – 20 mins, Total – 1 hour

Servings: 2-3

Ingredients:

  1. Mini Soya Chunks – 1 cup
  2. Curd – 1/2 cup
  3. Onion – 1 medium-large (blend to a smooth paste)
  4. Ginger – 1.5 inches (grated)
  5. Garlic – 4 cloves (grated)
  6. Tomato – 2 medium-large (blend to a smooth paste)
  7. Green Chilli – 2 (finely chopped)
  8. Kasuri Methi – 2 tsp
  9. Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
  10. Red Chilli Powder – 1 tsp
  11. Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp
  12. Garam Masala Powder – 1/2 tsp
  13. Ground Black Pepper – 1/4 tsp
  14. Cumin Powder – 1/2 tsp
  15. Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp
  16. Black Cardamom – 2
  17. Bay Leaf – 2
  18. Cloves – 4
  19. Dried Red Chilli – 2 (optional)
  20. Oil – 3-4 tbsp
  21. Coriander leaves – to garnish (finely chopped)
  22. Water – 3 cups (to cook soya chunks)
  23. Fresh Cream – 1 tbsp (optional)
  24. Salt to taste.

PS: 1 Cup = 250 ML.

How to make Soya Chunks Sabji:

  1. Cook soya chunks as per instructions on the pack. Rinse thoroughly at least 4-5 times with the cold water. Squeeze the excess water. Keep aside
  2. Take curd in a bowl. Add half of the ginger and garlic, 1/4 tsp ground black pepper, 1/2 tsp red chilli powder, 1/2 tsp cumin powder and salt. Mix
  3. Add boiled soya chunks. Mix well. Keep aside for 30 mins
  4. Heat oil in a pan. Add bay leaf, black cardamom, dried red chillies and cloves. Saute till they are fragrant
  5. Add cumin seeds and let it splutter. Add remaining grated ginger and garlic. Saute
  6. Add onion paste and green chillies. Saute till golden brown
  7. Add tomato paste, 1 tsp coriander powder, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, 1/2 red chilli powder. Cook till oil starts to separate
  8. Add 1 tsp kasuri methi, marinated soya chunks and salt. Mix. Cover and cook for 10-12 mins
  9. Add fresh cream and garam masala powder. Mix well
  10. Turn off the flame and add coriander leaves. Mix. Your Soya Chunks Sabji is ready. Serve hot with Phuklas.

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