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!


  • 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


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!

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    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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