Soyachunks-Aloo-Matar Masala

When I was in India, I never liked the taste or the texture of soy chunks (meal maker). Even after coming the U.S., the tried cooking with them once before and I didn’t like it. But after tasting soy meat and soy burgers and seeing recipes on other blogs, I decided to try our good old Nutrela soy chunks. Just to be on the safe side with the texture I bought mini chunks instead of the regular ones and I loved the way this dish turned out.
Soyachunks-Aloo-Matar Masala

I took an easy route and made Soy chunks-matar masala recipe printed right on the box, with the only exception that I added potato to it. If you don’t buy nutrela brand soy chunks, here’s the recipe for you.

When I was in India, I never liked the taste or the texture of soy chunks (meal maker). Even after coming the U.S., the tried cooking with them once before and I didn’t like it. But after tasting soy meat and soy burgers and seeing recipes on other blogs, I decided to try our good old Nutrela soy ch...

Soyachunks-Aloo-Matar Masala

Summary

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  • Courseside dish
  • Cuisinenorth indian
  • Yield4 servings 4 serving
  • Cooking Time30 minutesPT0H30M
  • Preparation Time10 minutesPT0H10M
  • Total Time40 minutesPT0H40M

Ingredients

Soy chunks (boiled as per package directions)
1 cup
Potato – large chopped
1
Peas (I used frozen, thawed peas)
½ cup
Onion – medium chopped
1
Tomatoes – medium chopped
2
Ginger+garlic paste
1 tsp
Red chili powder
1tsp
Garam masala
½ tsp
Salt
to taste

Steps

  1. Fry the onions in 1 tsp of oil till lightly browned. Remove from heat, when cooled, grind into a paste.
  2. Fry the boiled chunks in 2tsp of oil, till slightly browned on all sides.
  3. Heat 1tbsp of oil in a pan, add ginger+garlic paste, onion paste and fry for 2 minutes. Add chopped potatoes and ¼ cup of water, cover and cook for 5 minutes or till the potatoes are just tender.
  4. Add tomatoes and cook covered for 5 more minutes.
  5. Add red chili powder, garam masala, peas, soy chunks and season with salt. Add some water if you want more gravy. Cook for another 5 minutes, garnish with coriander and serve with rice or chapathis.
Soyachunks-Aloo-Matar Masala

We had our soyachunk curry with home-made naan. I will post the recipe on 16th October for World Bread day (event hosted by Zorra).

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