We all know how incredibly tasty and healthy soya chunks are. They are full of proteins and other nutrients that our body needs  and therefore, we must munch on these tasty chunks by adding them to our diet. In this article Chef Kaviraj Khialani shares some of his magical recipes that will make you want more of soya chunks. Take a look.

Aloo Soya Wadi Ki Sabzi

aloo soya wadi sabzi

Ingredients

  • Soya wadi- 150 gms, soaked in warm water for 12-15 mins.
  • Potatoes-2 medium size, peeled and cut into cubes
  • Oil-2 tsp
  • Ghee-1 tsp
  • Bay leaf-1 -2 no
  • Cinnamon stick- 1-inch piece
  • Ginger-garlic paste-1 tsp
  • Green chilies-2 tsp chopped.
  • Jeera seeds-1/2 tsp
  • Onion -1 cup chopped
  • Tomatoes-1/2 cup puree, fresh
  • Salt to taste
  • Curd-1/4 cup thick
  • Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
  • Red chili powder-1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder-1 tsp
  • Cumin powder- ½ tsp
  • Kasuri methi-1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder-1/2 tsp
  • Water-1 and a half cup
  • Coriander leaves- 2 tbsp. chopped
  • Lime juice-1 tsp add and serve

Method

  • Prepare all the ingredients for the soya wadi aloo recipe.
  • Heat oil and ghee in a pan add in the whole spices, add in the jeera, onions and fry until light brown, add in the ginger- garlic paste, chopped green chilies and saute for 1 min.
  • Add in the fresh tomato puree, salt and kasuri methi, all powdered masalas and mix well, cook on a high flame for 2-3 mins add in the soya wadis and potato cubes and bhunao for couple of minutes.
  • Add warm water and mix, simmer and cook the subzi for 12-15 mins or if using a pressure cooker then 3 -4 whistles.
  • Finally add coriander leaves, a dash of lime juices and serve hot, this subzi goes well with rotis, parathas, phulkas or with a little gravy it can be served with jeera rice as well.

Soya Wadi Ka Snack

aloo wadi ka snack

Ingredients

  • Soya wadis- 150 gms, soaked in warm water- 12-15 mins.
  • Oil-2 tsp
  • Garlic- 1 tsp chopped
  • Green chilies-1 tsp chopped
  • Ginger-1 tsp cut into strips
  • Onion-1 med sized chopped
  • Red capsicum/ yellow or green capsicum- ½ cup cut into cubes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Soya sauce- 2 tsp
  • Red chili sauce- 1 tsp
  • Tomato ketchup-1 tbsp.
  • Schezuan sauce- 1 tsp
  • Water-1/2 cup
  • Cornflour solution- 1-2 tsp for thickening
  • Roasted/fried peanuts- 2- 3 tbsp.
  • Toasted white sesame seeds- 2 tsp
  • Spring onion greens- 2 tbsp. chopped

Method

  • Prepare all the ingredients for the soya snack recipe.
  • Heat oil add in the onions, ginger, garlic, chilies, and saute for a couple of minutes.
  • Add in the soya wadis and salt, pepper, sauces and mix well, add little water or stock as well and simmer for 12- 15mins and add capsicums.
  • Now add in the cornflour water solution to thicken a little and adjust the texture as needed for a medium gravy since we serving as a snack or starter.
  • Finally add in the spring onion greens, sesame seeds, peanuts or any other garnishes as desired, serve hot.

Soya Wadi Tava Masala

soya wadi tava masala

Ingredients

  • Soya wadi- 150 gms, soaked in warm water for 12-15 mins.
  • Oil-2 tsp
  • Ghee-1 tsp
  • Hing-1/4 tsp
  • Onion- 1 cup chopped
  • Green chilies- 1 tsp chopped
  • Ginger-garlic paste-1 tsp mix
  • Tomato puree-1/4 cup
  • Water-1/2 cup
  • Green capsicum-1/2 cup cubes
  • Fresh coriander leaves- 2 tbsp.
  • Lime juice-2 tsp add and serve.
  • Salt to taste
  • Garam masala powder-1/4 tsp
  • Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
  • Coriander powder- 1 tsp
  • Aamchur powder-1/2 tsp
  • Lime juice- 2 tsp
  • For the tava masala mix:
  • Coriander seeds- 2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
  • Red chilies- 4-5 dry
  • Black peppercorns- 4-5
  • Cinnamon stick-1-inch piece
  • Water-1/4 cup

Method

  • Prepare all the ingredients for the soya wadi tava masala.
  • Dry roast all spices in a pan for 3-4 mins, cool and then using a little water grind it well to a paste.
  • Heat oil and ghee in a pan add in the hing, onions, chilies and ginger- garlic paste and cook until light browned.
  • Add in the spice paste and tomato puree, salt and all powdered spices and cook for 2-3 mins.
  • Now add in the soya wadis and capsicums and bhunao in the masala for 1-2 mins, simmer and cook for 8-10 mins and serve hot garnished with coriander leaves and add a little lime juice. Serve it with rotis, kulchas, missi roti etc.

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Kaviraj Khialani is a celebrity masterchef, author, consultant, food designer, food writer, and creative cuisine specialist with varied experience in hotels and airlines. For more recipes and articles like these, stay tuned to Her Zindagi.