Soya chunks are known for its various health benefits: It is known for high protein content- its exceeds than eggs, meat, milk. It is known to reduce the risk of osteoporosis in menopausal women. It enhances bone health and digestibility.
When i first tried out this dish i was bit apprehensive if it’s going to be liked by my family, as some people have pre conceived notions about Soya and its taste. Not many non-vegetarians would prefer having a substitute for meat. Well in my case my husband, who is my first & best critic instantly gave this dish a thumbs up. On his very first bite i was questioned “Why such less quantity”?
|Prep Time: 10 mins||Total Time: 30 mins||Serves: 3-4|
- 2 cups of Nutela Soya Chunks
- 2 tbsp roasted gram flour/ cornflour
- 1.5 tsp ginger garlic paste
- 1 roughly diced bell pepper
- 2 finely slit green chillies
- 4-5 pods of chopped garlic
- 2 tbsps tomato ketchup
- Salt to taste
- 2 tbsp tomato salsa sauce/ Any chilly sauce
- 1/4 tsp pepper powder
- 2 tbsps Sweet and Spicy Thai/Chinese/Indian Sauce
- Fresh Coriander for Garnishing
Add 2 cups soya to 3 cups water and bring to boil for about 5-6 minutes
Transfer the chunks into cold water and squeeze out the excess water
Marinate the chunks with gram flour, ginger garlic paste, salt, pepper and let it rest for about 5 mins.
- For making the sauce
In a seperate pan add a little bit oil and saute garlic, green chillies, bell peppers for about a min or so and transfer to the serving bowl
Add in all the sauces and mix the ingredients well
- Frying the soya chunks
In the same pan, put some oil and fry the soya chunks on medium to high flame for about 5 mins until the chunks are golden brown in colour. Drain the chunks onto a kitchen absorbant towel before adding them to the sauce
Mix the chunks to the sauce to make sure they’re coated well. Garnish the dish with a few sprigs of fresh coriander.
You’re appetizer is ready to be served
- I have used Nutela soya chunks, you could use any other brand too
- I did not add salt while boiling the chunks as this could lead to excess salt but if you wish to, you may go ahead.
- As soya chunks soak in the flavour in no time, you need not wait for long to munch on them.