Recipe : Spicy Soya Bites

I’ve been experimenting with soya off late. And I treat it like meat, well …almost! But, meat is succulent and oozes with flavour from within. Soya tends to be a tad mealy and chalky if not pressurized into attaining some flavour. So, I subject these little nuggets to all kinds of torture in an attempt to get them to soak up flavours. This is the third time I’m cooking soya, and I am pleasantly surprised. Some days, I just want to look at the mirror and pat my back. Yeah, so gooooood! Well, it does take some effort, time and patience. So gear up, mehnat waali dish hain!

Ingredients:

  • 200 gms soya chunks
  • water
  • salt
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp meeth mirsang {red chili & vinegar paste}
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 3/4 tsp amchur powder
  • few drops of vinegar
  • 2 tsp soya sauce
  • refined oil
  • 4 tsp corn flour
  • 4 tsp maida
  • a pinch of baking soda

Method:

Boil the nuggets with three times its volume of water and some salt.
Strain {reserving the liquid} and squeeze out the excess water.
Add the spices and seasonings. Marinate for a while.
Add the flour.
Mx some water to make a thick batter.
Fry, drain excess oil and toss in the red chili and vinegar paste.
Keep on tossing and stirring util it is well coated and dry.

I hope you enjoy cooking and eating/serving my dish. Bon Appetit!

-RUELHA 
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23 Comments

    1. Wow, really? I just started cooking with these. This is my third time, actually. Do you have some flavourful suggestions for me? I’d love to experiment some more with soya. πŸ™‚

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  1. I have a slightly similar recipe for tofu – coat cubes of firm tofu in flour containing turmeric, paprika, nutritional yeast and salt (or whatever spices you like) and then pan fry on medium heat in a small amount of olive oil, turning cubes to cook 4 of the 6 sides. If people had a few simple recipes to substitute for keat, the world would be in a better place!

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