Sunday, October 4, 2015

Soya Beans Dry Curry-Soya Beans Masala Sundal Recipe

This is a simple dry curry made with soya beans. It is more like a sundal and can be had as a tea time snack. Soya beans is very high in dietary protein (in fact highest among all legumes) and fiber. Soybeans are also an important source of the minerals copper, manganese, molybdenum, phosphorus, potassium, vitamin B, riboflavin and omega-3 fatty acids. They are rich in Vitamin B12 which is not found much in other vegetarian foods. Moreover it is low in starch and devoid of cholesterol. This curry is quite filling, delicious and also very nutritious. Today we will learn how to make soya beans curry following this easy recipe.

Soya Beans Dry Curry-Soya Beans Masala Sundal

Soya Beans Dry Curry-Soya Beans Sundal

Soya Beans Dry Curry-Soya Beans Sundal

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 15 mins 
 Serves: 2
 Recipe CategorySide Dish-Snacks
 Recipe CuisineIndian

   Ingredients needed

   Dried Soya Beans - 1/2 cup
   Onion - 1 big  or 2 medium size
   Ginger - 1 inch piece
   Garlic -3 cloves
   Green Chilli -2 finely chopped
   Tomato - 1 big

   Spice Powder

   Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
   Chilli Powder - 1/2 tsp
   Coriander powder - 2 tsp
   Garam masala powder - 1 tsp

   For the seasoning

   Oil - 1 tbsp
   Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
   Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
   Hing - a pinch
   Curry Leaves - a sprig

   For Garnishing

   Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp finely chopped


How to cook soya beans? - Wash and soak dried soya beans overnight or for 8-10 hours.

Drain the water, rinse and discard any hulls (outer skin) that has come off. Pressure cook the soya beans adding little water and salt needed for 5  whistles or until soft but not mushy. I kept the beans in a vessel and then pressure cooked.

If you find hulls that has come off after cooking, you can discard it.

Now the soya beans is ready. We will make protein packed soya sundal or soya beans curry.

Chop onion, tomato, ginger, garlic and green chilli finely.


Heat oil in a pan/kadai, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add urad dal, hing and curry leaves.

When dal turns golden brown, add finely chopped onions, ginger, garlic and green chilli.

Saute until onion turns transparent.

Add finely chopped tomatoes, chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala, salt needed and saute until tomato becomes mushy.

Add the cooked soya beans, mix well so that it is well coated with the masala. Cook covered for 3-4 minutes. If it is too dry, you can sprinkle water and then cook covered.

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot as a snack or as a side dish for rice.

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  1. I search for " VITAMIN B12 " in veg. thank u

  2. Can fresh soy beans be used instead of dry ones

    1. Ashwini - Yes you can. In that case, you do not have to soak overnight. You can cook in a pan or pressure cook for just 1 or 2 whistles.

  3. Didn't know soybeans could be made as sundal. Tnx for the recipe


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