Soya Chunks Curry

Soya chinks or meal maker or nutrela is a textured soy protein. They are high in protein and easy to cook. Soya chinks are helpful in weight loss, improving heart health, regulating hormone imbalance and preventing the risk of osteoporosis.

Soya chunks curry or meal maker curry is a delicious Indian curry made with soya chunks, spices, onions, tomatoes and herbs. Soya chunks are easily available in Indian stores under popular brand, Nutrela.


  • 3 cups soya chunks
  • 2 onions
  • 2-3 tomatoes
  •  Fistful cashew
  • 1 tbsp dried methi (kasoori methi)
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 2 tbsp butter and oil
  • 1-inch cinnamon
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4-5 cloves
  • 6-7 black peppercorns
  • Salt
  • 2-3 tbsp milk cream
  • 2 dried red chilies (optional)
  • oil and butter

For marination:

  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 3-4 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder


  • In a big pan, take 3 cups of water
  • Bring it to boil and add soya chunks to it
  • Boil the chunks until they soften, usually takes 10 minutes
  • You will see frothy liquid and it is normal
  • Turn off the flame and let it cool
  • Rinse 1-2 times with cold water
  • Once they are cold, take handful of chunks and squeeze off the water
  • Place all squeezed soya chunks in one bowl
  • Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, salt, coriander powder and garlic pieces to it
  • Mix well and then add yogurt to it
  • Mix well and cover and keep it for marination until your gravy is ready

  • In a cooking pan, add onion pieces, dried red chili, cashews and fry them until they change color
  • Once it cools down, grind it to coarse paste by adding tomato pieces
  • In a pan, add butter/oil and heat it
  • Add bay leaves, cinnamon sticks, cloves and black pepper corns
  • Once they fry well, add onion-tomato paste to it
  • Mix well and cook on low flame for 2 minutes
  • They add marinated soya chunks to it

  • Mix well, add water to adjust the consistency and cook with covered
  • Then add dried methi leaves and garam masala
  • Adjust salt and cook well until oil starts appearing
  • Lastly add milk cream and turn off stove after 2-3 minutes
  • Serve hot with either rice or roti!

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