Today’s recipe is going to be something extra delicious, extremely nutritious, high in protein, and a perfect substitute for meat. Yes, it’s nothing but a recipe with “Soya chunks” also called a meal maker. I never thought there would be any dish that can be a perfect replacement to non-veg dishes unless I tried this Soya chunks fry. Usually, Soya chunks don’t have any taste but it has the tendency to absorb any sauce or masala making the dish super tastier. At times when there are no vegetables left, this special recipe comes as a savior. So let’s get into the recipe.
Ingredients for masala Preparation:
- Onion: 1
- Coriander seeds/ Dhaniya: 2 TBSP
- Poppy seeds: 1 TBSP
- Dry coconut: 1/4th cup when sliced
- Garlic: 6 to 7 cloves
- Ginger: 4-inch size
- Cinnamon: 3-inch size
- Cloves: 6 or 7
Add all these ingredients to a mixer jar, also add little water to it and grind them until it makes a fine paste.
Ingredients for frying:
- Soya chunks: 3 cups
- Onion: 1
- Tomato: 1
- Chilies: 2
- Curry leaves
Slice the onions, tomatoes, and chillies length-wise as shown in the picture.
Now take a bowl of hot water and soak the soya chunks until they turn soft.
Now take a frying pan and add 2 TBSP of oil. When the oil gets heated add sliced onions and chillies. When the onions get fried add the tomatoes, salt, and turmeric powder.
Now add the ground masala to the onions. Fry them until the raw aroma leaves. Now take soaked soya chunks, squeeze the excess water and add them to the masala. Now add chilli powder and curry leaves. Now fry them until you get a golden brown color. Now your yummy soya chunks fry is ready to be served.
This fry goes well with plain rice, chapati, or pulao. Keep a note of this masala that I used in making this dish because I am going to share many of the dishes using this one masala. Please do try this recipe at your home and post how it turned out to you in the comments below.