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Soya Chunks Masala

Soya Chunks Masala

Soya chunks are tasteless and have a tendency to absorbs any flavor you throw at it.

This makes it a perfect base ingredient for a tasty side dish.

Let’s make a spicy masala out of this chewy chunks to go with soft chapatis.

What do you need for 3 -4 servings

Used Measuring (1 Cup = 255 ml)

  • 2/3 cup soya chunks

  • 1/2 cup yogurt

  • 3 tbsp besan/Chickpea flour

  • 2 tsp ginger garlic paste

  • 3 onions

  • 2 tomatoes

  • 1/2 capsicum

  • 1 tsp red chili powder

  • 3/4 tsp coriander powder

  • 3/4 tsp garam masala powder

  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder

  • 2 tbsp of oil

  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds

  • 1/2 tsp fennel seeds

  • Salt (as per taste)


  • Take a pan and fill it with 2 cups of water, Bring it to boil and turn off the heat.

  • Add soya chunks to the hot water and allow it to soak for 10 mins.

  • Now drain and squeeze all the water out of soya chunks.

  • Cut 1 onion and capsicum into small cubes.

  • Finely chop the tomatoes and remaining 2 onions.

  • In a bowl add yogurt, ginger garlic paste, besan flour, 1/2 tsp of red chili powder, 1/2 tsp of coriander powder, turmeric powder, and garam masala.

  • Mix everything to make a marinade.

  • Marinate soya chunks, onion, and capsicum cubes. Keep it aside for 20 mins. [PIC 1]

Lets Cook

  • Heat a tbsp of oil in a pan and add the marinated soya chunks. [PIC 2]

  • Cook the soya chunks for 10 mins while stirring every 2 mins. [PIC 3 & 4]

  • Meanwhile, In another pan pour a tbsp of oil and when its hot add cumin and fennel seeds. [PIC 5]

  • Add finely chopped onions and cook until it becomes translucent. [PIC 6]

  • Now add finely chopped tomatoes. [PIC 7]

  • When tomatoes are cooked well add 1/2 tsp of red chili powder, 1/2 tsp of coriander powder and cook for 2 mins. [PIC 8]

  • Add 2 tbsp of yogurt and stir for a minute. [PIC 9]

  • Add cooked soya chunks into the gravy and mix everything well. [PIC 10]

  • Now cover the pan with a lid and cook for 5 mins.

Yummy Soya Chunks, Enjoy!


  • You can also grill the marinated soya chunks along with capsicum and onion.

  • Besan flour can be replaced with gram flour.

  • Make sure to cook the marinated soya chunks well to avoid raw smell from the besan flour.

  • Also while cooking the marinated soya chunks stir frequently to prevent it from burning on the bottom.

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