Monday, May 28, 2012

Soya Chunks Curry-Meal Maker Curry (gravy)

Soya chunks or soya nuggets has lot of health benefits. It is an excellent source of protein and is also rich in vitamin B and Omega-3 fatty acids. It is very  nutritious and also easy to prepare.You can make a variety of dishes with it and also add it to your regular biryani or pulao or vegetable kurma.They have the tendency to  absorb any flavor that it is cooked with.Today let us learn how to make soya chunks curry or meal maker curry/gravy following this very easy recipe.

Soya chunks curry

How to prepare Soya Chunks Gravy/ Curry

Prep time - under 15 mins
Cook time - under 30 mins
Serves -2-3

Ingredients needed

Soya chunks -1 cup
Onion - 2 medium size or 1 big
Tomato - 2 big
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Cashew paste - (soak 5-6 cashew nuts in hot water, drain and grind it to a paste)

Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Chilli powder -2 tsp (I used home made which is not very hot)
Coriander powder -11/2 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1 tsp

For the seasoning

Oil -2 tbsp
Cumin seeds or jeera seeds - 1 tsp


How to cook soya chunks

Bring water to boil with a little salt, add soya chunks to it. Keep covered for 30 minutes. Then remove it from water, rinse it well to get rid of the smell and squeeze out the excess water. Cut it into 2 pieces and keep it aside.

Blanch tomatoes and take tomato puree. ( refer how to blanch tomatoes)


Heat oil in a pan, add jeera seeds, when it splutters, add finely chopped onions.

Fry till onions turn golden brown, then add ginger garlic paste and saute for a few more minutes.

Then add tomato puree, turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala and cook well till the raw flavor goes.

Now add soya chunks, needed salt, 1 cup of water and cook covered till the soya chunks gets incorporated with the gravy well.

Finally add cashewnut paste and cook for a few more minutes.

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot as a side dish for chapati or pulao or naan.


  1. nice n tasty soya curry....i like the addition of the cashew!

  2. Healthy curry looks inviting!!

  3. awesome nutritious curry.......

  4. curry looks so delicious..perfect side dish for rotis!

  5. We make this often in our house..a healthy curry and we can have variations of it too.

  6. Healthy curry. Did not make it in recent times. Looks so good !!

  7. Nutritious and protein rich curry.

  8. WOW! Soya chunks are so healthy! I always have in my dinner :) I like this variation :)


  9. Thanks for sharing a healthy meal..

  10. Delicious dish! It is a recipe I would love to try.

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  13. gonna try tonight for roti!!!!

  14. I tried it today , and it turned out reallly awesome !!

  15. Tried this recipe today and everyone loved it!! I liked the idea of cashews and added a few almonds too!

  16. Very nice receipe... Each and every receipe in ur blog is really very very yummy. Thanks a ton for all the wonderful receipes

  17. I am just entering cooking field. I am a male and doing phd. i cook myself. Each and every item islearnt through your blog. i record my sincere gratitude to you mam. Thanks a lot.


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