Monday, July 31, 2006


The real health value of this "yellow jewel" is said to have been recognised by the Chinese who declared it a sacred crop. It is said to have medicinal properties and oozes protein, and several vitamins and minerals including the all important Vitamin B complex.
What am I talking about????
Well, if you guessed soya bean, you guessed right.

Soya chunks - 2 handfuls.
Onion - 1, chopped fine
Tomato - 1, chopped
Green chilli - per taste, chopped
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Red chilli powder - as per taste
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Mustard seeds, urad dal, channa dal - to tamper

Soak soya chunks in some hot water with salt added to it. After 5-10 min,squeeze the chunks. Rinse in cold water and squeeze again.
Heat some oil in a pan. Tamper mustard,urad and channa dal. Add curry leaves and green chillies and stir for a few seconds. Saute onion until translucent. Add tomato, cook for a minute or two. Then throw in the soya chunks,turmeric powder,red chilli powder and salt. Stir well and cook for a few more minutes.
Serve hot with roti or rice.
You can also just eat it as it is....which is what I ended up doing.


archana said...

WElcome aboard, have fun blogging. Wish you all the best. Will come back again.Thank you for your recipes.

Jayashree said...

Thank you for visiting me,Archana.

Vaishali said...

Welcome to the blogosphere! :)
I used to use Soya granules rather often back in India. However, I haven't used them at all in Germany. Not too fond of the chunks, though. (Although it's the same texture and taste.)

Menu Today said...

Hi Jayashree,
Welcome, You have a nice blog.
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Unknown said...

Nice blog. I have also cooked up a soya chunks dish. Do check out my blog.

Revathi said...

Hey nice one on the soya chunks. I got a soya fritters on my blog. Check it out some time.