soya chunks masala

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

Serves: 5


  • 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.

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