This easy soya fry recipe is minimal effort and maximum flavour, great for a snack or as a side dish. Soya is high in protein and low in fat. It’s perfect for both the health and taste conscious.
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 mins
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 cup soya chunks (see notes)
- 6-8 curry leaves
- 1 onion, sliced
- 1 tsp chopped ginger
- 4-5 pods of garlic, chopped
- 2.5 tbsp tomato puree
- ½ tsp turmeric powder
- ½ tsp chilli powder or more if you like it hotter
- ½ tsp lime pepper (see notes)
- 1 tsp coriander powder
- 1/2 tsp curry powder (garam masala)
- 1.5 tsp chicken masala (see notes)
- ¼ cup milk
- Salt to taste
- Soak the soya chunks in 1.5 cups water and ¼ cup milk for 30 minutes.
- Squeeze the water out after 30 minutes and roughly pull apart the chunks into smaller bits.
- Heat oil in a non-stick pan and add the curry leaves. Saute for a minute and add the sliced onions.
- When the onions start turning pink, add the ginger and garlic.
- Continue sautéing till the onions start turning golden brown.
- You don’t have to brown the onions completely but once they start turning slightly golden, add the chilli powder and turmeric.
- Cook for a minute and add the soya chunks.
- Put in the coriander powder, garam masala, lime pepper, and salt.
- Cook for 2-3 minutes and add the tomato puree.
- Once the tomato puree has coated the chunks well, continue roasting on medium heat for 5 minutes.
- Now add the chicken masala powder, stir well, and continue cooking for about 10-12 minutes.
- Do not add any water or cover the pan. The entire dish must be cooked uncovered.
- Soya chunks take a while to roast. They also absorb a lot of salt.
- Check for seasoning. Add a little bit more salt if required.
- Serve hot garnished with coriander.
- Enjoy as a snack or side dish.
I have used organic soya chunks from Clearspring for this dish. These are made from 100% European soya beans and are vegan.
If you do not have lime pepper, you can use regular black pepper. I have used Santa Maria lime pepper for this dish.
I have used Everest Chicken Masala for this dish. This is just a spice mix and is 100% vegan.