Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Soya Chunks Subzi

I usually make a lentil/bean dish to cover the protein part of our diet and another side dish with vegetables. Being vegetarian, I find it really important to make some kind of dal, chole etc in addition to the subzis. But there are some days when out of tiredness or laziness or due to time constraint of some sort, I stick to one dish. On those days I will either add lots of veggies to my dal, or make a kootu of some sort or make something out of soya chunks or granules.
Today's recipe has soya chunks along with vegetables, thereby fulfilling my requirements.

Soya chunks require to be soaked in boiling salted water and then rinsed and squeezed dry before being used, but I made this subzi in the pressure cooker, so I skipped this step.

Preparation & Cooking: 15 minutes                             Serves: 2-3

Soya Chunks - 1 cup
Onion - 1 small, chopped fine
Green chilli - 1, chopped fine
Ginger - 1 small bit, minced
Garlic - 2 cloves, minced
Cumin Seeds/Jeera - 1 teaspoon
Hing/Asafoetida - a pinch
Tomato - 1 small, diced
Green, yellow, orange and red Bell Peppers -½ cup, diced (you could use any 1 or 2 kinds if not all)
Carrots - ¼ cup, diced
Peas - 2 tablespoons
Cumin Seeds/Jeera Powder - ½ teaspoon
Coriander Seeds/Dhania Powder - 1 teaspoon
Turmeric Powder - ¼ teaspoon
Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder -  ½ teaspoon
Garam Masala - ½ teaspoon
Lime Juice - 2 tablespoons
Cilantro Leaves - 2 tablespoons, finely chopped, for garnish
Water - 2 cups approx.
Salt - to taste
Oil - 1 tablespoon

  • Heat the oil and the cumin seeds and asafoetida. When the seeds crackle, add the onions, green chillies, ginger and garlic and saute till the onions turn translucent.
  • Now add the tomatoes and the mixed bell peppers along with the salt, turmeric powder, cumin seeds powder, coriander seeds powder and Kashmiri red chilli powder.
Next add the carrots, peas and the soya chunks. Add some garam masala and enough water to cover everything in the pressure cooker (around 2 cups).
  •  Mix everything well and pressure cook for about 4 whistles.
  • Once the steam lets up completely, open the pressure cooker. Stir in 2 tablespoons of lime juice and garnish with the chopped cilantro.

Soya Chunks Subzi is ready to be served with chappathis.

Sending this across to Show Me Your HITS-Series#3~Soy Recipes event hosted at Prabha's Cooking
and  Priya’s ”Healthy Diet – Vegetarian Side Dishes” event guest hosted by Vardhini of Cook's


  1. Subzi looks nice...Loved the Platter :)Healthy preparation!!

    Thanks a lot for Linking to My Event :)

    Prabha's Cooking
    Ongoing Event : HITS ~ Soy Recipes

  2. Soya chunks is my favorite and the curry looks yummy. Thx for linking.


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