Three Delicious Soya Recipes – Indian Cuisine

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Being one of the richest sources of protein, it is surprising to note that Soya is not used very much in Indian cooking. Many prefer the high-fat paneer to Soya, which is similar in texture.

Here you can liven up your cooking with 3 healthy Indian Soya recipes.

There are three Soya recipes – Indian style featured here:

  1. How to make ‘Indian – Chinese’ Soya Manchurian (an alternative to Gobi Manchurian)
  2. Soya Dosa – A healthy dish of this South Indian bread variety
  3. Soya in Kofta Curry – Perfect for a weekend menu

1. Soya Manchurian


Who says you can only taste Gobi Manchurian in restaurants? Well, now there is a healthier alternative to this Indo-Chinese recipe.



  • Soya Chunks- 1 small cup
  • Maida- ½ tbsp
  • Corn Flour- ½ tablespoon
  • Pepper Powder- For taste
  • Aji-no-moto- 1 pinch
  • Finely Chopped Garlic- 10 pods
  • Green chillies- 5
  • Soya Sauce- 1 teaspoon
  • Capsicum- 1
  • Salt- to taste
  • Oil- For frying
  • Finely chopped spring onions- little

How to make

  • Soak the Soya chunks in hot-water for 10 minutes.
  • Then squeeze them to remove the excess water from it and keep aside.
  • Mix Maida, corn-flour, salt, Pepper powder well in a bowl.
  • Mix water if required to get a batter form , add the squeezed Soya chunks into it and deep fry it in oil and keep those fried soya aside.
  • Heat little oil in another kadai or pan.
  • Add chopped garlic, green chillies, Chopped capsicum, and sauté for a while.
  • Add Soya sauce, Aji-no-moto, and little water and cook for a while.
  • Then add those fried Soya ones into it and sauté it for sometime.
  • Sprinkle chopped spring onions and serve.

2. Soya Kofta Curry


With simple ingredients and a simpler recipe, you could turn any dull cooking day with this recipe for Soya Kofta Curry.



  • Soya Granules- 1 ¼ cup
  • Boiled Mashed Potatoes- 2
  • Tomato Puree- 2 tablespoon
  • Onion Paste- 1 tablespoon
  • Pepper Powder- 1 teaspoon
  • Ginger-Garlic Paste- 1 teaspoon
  • Coriander Powder- 1 teaspoon
  • Saunf Fennel Seeds) – ½ teaspoon
  • Garam Masala Powder- 1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric Powder- 1 pinch
  • Salt- To taste
  • Oil- 1 tbsp
  • Coriander- For garnishing

How to make / Method

  • Mix mashed potatoes, Soya granules, salt, and pepper powder in a bowl
  • If the mixture is watery, mix a little corn/rice flour and then make smalls out of it and deep fry it in oil
  • Keep this aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add saunf, ginger-garlic paste, onion Paste, tomato puree, and fry for a while.
  • Then add Pepper Powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder, turmeric powder, salt and cook for a while.
  • Then add fried Soya koftas or balls into it and stir for sometime.
  • Add fresh cream and cashew paste to add more flavor (optional)
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with chapathi, Rotis, Pulkas, Kulchas or Nan. You could even enjoy this with plain rice

3. Soya Dosa



  1. Soya Chunks – 30
  2. Toor dhal (Pigeon Peas) – ½ cup
  3. Bengal Gram dhal – ½ cup
  4. Rice – ½ cup
  5. Finely chopped fenugreek leaves – 1 cup
  6. Chopped onions- 1 cup
  7. Coconut Milk – 1 cup
  8. Red Chillies – 10
  9. Ginger – 1 small piece – chopped finely
  10. Saunf (fennel seeds) – 1 teaspoon
  11. Cumin Seeds – 1 teaspoon
  12. Salt and Oil – to taste.

How to make / method:

  • Soak the rice and the dhals in water for about 2 hours.
  • Remove this soaked mixture and add red chillies, salt, ginger, saunf, cumin seeds, and grind it coarsely.
  • Put the Soya chunks in hot water. Squeeze them and add it to the coarsely grinded mixture.
  • To this batter, add chopped onions, fenugreek leaves, and coconut milk and mix well.
  • Then heat a dosa tava, Pour the batter like a dosa but little thick in size.
  • Serve with chutney


Source by Roshan M Kumar

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