Easy & Simple Soya Chunks Recipe!
Soya chunks are purely vegetarian and it contains 336 calories per 100 grams. According to the Ruchi Nutrition website, Soya Chunks contain 54.2 grams of protein, which exceeds the amount of protein found in meats, eggs, milk, and wheat! And thus, I have given you the BEST reason to include soy chunks in your diet.
How to prepare soy chunks:
As per the packaging instructions, the soya has to be washed, boiled and then drained and squeezed (to remove the excess water). Though this is the best way to consume it, I choose the lazy way, which I’m going to share with you.
There are 2 variants I’m going to share with you.
One is my recipe and the other one is my mom’s recipe. Personally, I feel my mom’s recipe is the one you should always go for. But the lazy me would stick with my recipe I guess.
Ingredients of the Soy chunks Fry recipe:
1. Soy nuggets/chunks – as required
2. Chilly powder – to taste
3. Turmeric – 1/4 tsp
4. Salt – to taste
5. Oil – to fry ( You may shallow fry or use little more of the oil as well)
Wash the soy chunks thoroughly for at least 3 times or until the water runs out clear. To this add the turmeric powder, chilly powder and salt to taste. Keep it aside for half an hour. Heat a pan on the stove on high flame, add oil and heat it. Now, add the soya chunks and bring the flame to the lowest. Cook it by stirring it occasionally until it has got a golden brown color.
N.B: Make sure to cook only on the slow flame otherwise it won’t cook inside and it will be really hard to chew. This is a warning😜
Ingredients for My Mom’s recipe is the same as the above.
Only the preparation method is slightly different. So here it goes.
Heat a pan on the stove. Add the soya chunks, add some water and cook it until the water dries out completely. Now add some oil and put the soy chunks. Add the required amount of chilly, turmeric and salt and fry till golden.
Tada, it is ready. I’m sorry for not including a picture of it. I took one the last time but in the hurry, I forgot to check out the pics and only realized later that they were shaky and blurry. So the next time I cook one, I will update the picture here.