Saturday, August 18, 2007

A Protein Rich Snack - Soya Chunks Fry

Like many folks, I am also not that fond of soya chunks when it comes to their flavor and texture. I feel they remain bland whatever you do and their texture is rubbery and if not, somewhat closer. Due to it's high protein value, my husband insists to use them in all Indian dishes from upma to sambhar and promptly does so when he cooks. I have started to toss a handful of prepared TSP (textured soy protein) in some veggie dishes as I did in Aloo soya korma.
Prepare the soya granules or chunks by soaking them in enough hot water for 15 minutes. Squeeze and rinse them with fresh water. Again squeeze out the water and use them.
My favorite way of eating soya chunks is as this quick snack loaded with all protein.

S did the soaking and squeezing part while I did the frying.
Soak about a cup of soya chunks in plenty of water for about 15 minutes. Squeeze out all the water from the chunks and keep aside.
Heat 2 -3 Tbsp of butter in a small wok or a shallow pan and add the chunks to it. Fry on low to medium flame till they turn golden brown. It would take less than five minutes. Remove them and sprinkle salt and chili powder (optional) on the chunks and mix them well.
Serve them hot.

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17 comments:

Hima said...

Never tried before, but looks interesting. Will try sometime.

ushaprashanth said...

Hi suma!
Will the soy chunks be crisp? this is a very different recipe!

Suma Gandlur said...

Usha,
The soy chunks would be crispier only outside.

meeso said...

I have tried so many times to eat soy but It's so hard...I agree about the rubbery texture and no flavor. It's nice you added some texture to them, it makes them a little different.

A kitchen scientist & a white rat hubby!!! said...

hi, me too not much a fan of soya..but not have tried this version...nad luv the galic bread indian version!

Disha Singh said...

Cool, easy, healthy .... way to make immediate snacks.

s said...

i just LOVE soya chunks,,and they are so healthy. Somehow they never turn out the way my mom in law makes them..will try this one out and let u know..

Suma said...

Hi Suma! New here.. wow!! these soya chunks sound yumm.. will try this out!

Malar Gandhi said...

Sounds very healthy to me.

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Nice one...

Martin said...

This was useful. I just bought a bag of Soya Chunks without really knowing how I should use them. However, I got the feeling that they would come in handy.

I'll try preparing them the way you advised. I hope it will go well!

nithy at hungrydesi said...

I just picked up a box of these from the Indian store. I tried using them a few years ago with a similar outcome that you described, but a local Indian restaurant makes a delicious kofta with them. So I'm going to try again and will also make this snack.

hemalata said...

Health and yummy recipe.

Anonymous said...

hey, this is a very nice and tasty snack, and it hardly takes any time!!!

Priya's Feast said...

Tasty and healthy snack

Shanthi said...

Simple, yummy & great

Veena Theagarajan said...

never tried before.. must try