Sunday, June 12, 2016

Soya Chunks Potato Gravy Recipe-Soya Nuggets Aloo Curry

This is a very simple and easy side dish made with soya chunks (also known as soya nuggets or meal maker) and potatoes. It goes well with any flavored rice, rotis and other Indian breads. Today we will learn how to make soya chunks aloo gravy following this easy recipe with step wise pictures.

 Soya Chunks Potato Gravy

Soya Chunks Potato Gravy

 Soya Chunks Potato Gravy

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 20 mins 
 Serves: 4
 Recipe CategorySide Dish-Soya Nuggets
 Recipe CuisineIndian

   Ingredients needed

   Soya chunks/meal maker - 1 cup
   Onion - 1 cup finely chopped or 2 big ones
   Potato - 1 medium size
   Ginger garlic paste - 2 tsp
   Tomato - 1 cup finely chopped or 3 big ones
   Cream or curd - 1 tbsp
   Salt as needed

   Spice Powder

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

   For the seasoning

   Oil - 2-3 tbsp
   Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
   Whole black peppercorns - 1/4 tsp
   Cinnamon - 1/2 inch piece
   Cloves - 2

   For Garnishing

   Coriander leaves - finely chopped


Bring water to boil with a little salt. When it starts boiling, add the soya chunks and cook on medium heat for 2-3 minutes. Turn off the heat and keep it covered for 15-20 minutes. Then drain the water and rinse it well twice to get rid of the soya smell. Squeeze out the excess water, cut it into 2 pieces and keep it aside.

how to cook soya chunks

Keep all the ingredients ready.


Heat oil in a kadai or pressure cooker, add cumin seeds, whole black peppercorns, cinnamon and cloves.

 Soya Chunks Potato Gravy

When cumin seeds sizzle, add finely chopped onions and saute until it turns golden brown. Add salt to the onions to quicken the process.

sauteing onions

Add ginger-garlic paste and saute for a few more minutes until the raw flavor of the paste goes.

adding ginger garlic paste

Add tomato puree and all the spice powder mentioned under "spice powder" and salt needed.

cooking tomato puree

Cook until the tomato mixture oozes out oil (you can see the color difference in the tomato puree before and after it is cooked in the picture above and below).

Add curd  or cream (malai) to the tomato mixture (forgot to take picture) and cook for a further 3-4 minutes on low heat stirring from time to time.

Add the potatoes and the chopped soya nuggets and mix well.

Soya Nuggets potato curry recipe

Cook on low heat stirring from time to time, so that the soya chunks will absorb the masala well.

Then add a cup of water, mix well and test for salt. If required add at this stage.

Soya Nuggets Aloo Curry

Close the cooker and pressure cook for 2 or 3 whistles. Once the pressure subsides, open the cooker and simmer for 5 minutes. (if you do not have a cooker, cook covered on medium heat in any pan until the potato becomes tender.)

Soya Nuggets Aloo gravy in pressure cooker

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with flavored rice like jeera pulao, ghee rice or rotis or any Indian breads.

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  1. Are soya nuggets same as tofu here in the US?..........Paddy

  2. Very testy, delicious. Easy to prepare/ cook.

  3. Hi Padhu , I love your blog. I love your creativity, simplicity and style. I am following your site for more than three years. Ever since I got married and moved to Mumbai. I am so happy and grateful . My husband appreciates my cooking often. Thank u so much Padhu. Keep going. ��

  4. Replies
    1. Regular milk cream/diary cream only

    2. i used dairy free almond milk for the cream part as im a vegan i had no choice but it came out perfect

    3. i used dairt free almond milk for this step as im a vegan i had no choice and it worked great. i made this for the entire family with brown rice and it was amazing. thank you

  5. thank you for recipe I cooked it for my mom

  6. Very tasty n easy to cook...
    Thnk u soo muchh...

  7. This was quick and easy...loved your recipe..

  8. Don't you need to soak soya nuggets overnight ???

  9. I tried it! Yummy...thank u for making me a better cook

  10. Thank you, i tried this yesterday and it turned out really great.. loved it :)

  11. Replies
    1. Yes, you can skip cream.It gives richness to the gravy.

  12. Superb... tasty... thanks for recipe. :)

  13. looking so yummy.. ll surely try this..
    thanks for sharing ...

  14. How to remove the smell from soya chunks?

    1. Tips to remove smell from soya chunks

      1. When boiling soya chunks in water, add a little milk to the water.
      2. Rinse it well under running water and squeeze out the excess water.

  15. Replies
    1. You can add if you like but potatoes and soya chunks go well together.

  16. Fantastic Ms.Padhu..
    I always use your recipe and used to get excellent results.. Great..

  17. i Love soya chikka, it is healthy as well as tasty that give us taste like chicken.

  18. Tried it, pretty simple and tastes great. Added my twist by adding chicken soup cube, made it taste just like a non veg dish

  19. Made this today and it was excellent. Thanks for the recipe. I substituted cream for almond cream and it tasted great.

  20. I tried your recipe it's awesome we all enjoyed it thanks much for the yummy reciepe


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