Soya chunks Varattiyathu … easy and delicious side dish for Rice or Chapatis .. Soya chunks are sauteed in spices and dry roasted in Kerala spices which gives a special aroma to the recepie.
We usually make Indochinese or pakoras with Soya chunks , but thought of trying it this way and it actually tastes delicious. It’s a best substitute when you don’t have non veg at home or for the vegetarians too.
Checkout the recepie below 👇.
Preparation time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 20 mins
- Soya chunks : 2 cups
- Onions: 4 sliced
- Tomato: 1 roughly chopped
- Ginger garlic: 1 tbsp crushed
- Green chillies: 2 slit
- Curry leaves: few sprigs
- Red chilli powder: 2 tbsp
- Turmeric powder: 3/4 tsp
- Coriander powder: 1 n 1/2 tbsp
- Black pepper powder: 1/2 tbsp
- Salt: as required
- Mustard seeds: 1 tsp
- Fennel seeds: 1 tsp
- Coconut oil: 4 tbsp
- Boil Soya chunks for 5 mins. Drain and transfer to cold water.
- After 2 mins, squeeze out the water and roughly cut the Soya chunks.
- Marinate the Soya chunks with little salt, turmeric powder and red chilli powder and keep aside.
- Heat oil in a wok, add mustard seeds,let it splutter.
- Add curry leaves and fennel seeds and toss.
- Add onions and green chillies and saute till onions turn light brown.
- Add ginger garlic paste and saute for a minute.
- Add all the dry spice powders except black pepper powder and mix well .
- Add tomatoes and saute till it turns soft and mushy.
- Finally add the marinated Soya chunks and black pepper powder and keep tossing till it gets dry roasted.
- Garnish with some fresh curry leaves and serve.