Hey everybody!
We have come towards the end of the food week!
As a signing off post for this week

I have for you a very delicious, healthy, easy to prepare soybean chunk recipe straight from my kitchen!
Learn to make it in a jiffy and also learn what are the benefits of soybean!

Peppered Soya with Coconut & Fenugreek


1. Nutrela Soya chunks
2. Onion (chopped)
3. Tomato (chopped)
4. Mustard seeds
5. Fenugreek (Methi) leaves (do not chop)
6. Freshly grated coconut
7. Freshly ground black pepper
8. Garlic (chopped)
9. Any spice (masala) I have used paneer tikka masala
10. Green chillies (2-3)
11. Red chilly powder (1 tablespoon
12. Turmeric powder
13. Salt
14. Water
15. Oil


Take the soya chunks, boil them in water with a pinch of salt.Once the water starts getting frothy you will come to know that the water has seeped into them.

Drain the water from the chunks. Pour a glass of normal water over the chunks and drain it.
You will now see that the chunks have increased in size, are soft and ready to be cooked.

You can see that the chunks are quite big in size. So we need to chop them a little. (You can use the smaller variety of soya chunks or use soya granules)

Take a kadhai (a type of thick, circular, and deep cooking-pot) add some oil (3-4 tablespoon) and let it heat up.

After the oil is hot enough, add a pinch of mustard seeds, chillies, onion, garlic, tomato, fenugreek leaves, turmeric powder, red chilly powder and a little bit of whichever masala you want to use.

Let the mixture saute for 1 or 2 mins till the water in the tomatoes evaporates and the onion and garlic turn golden brown and the fenugreek leaves have lost their moisture.

Add the chopped Soya chunks, a bit of the freshly chopped coconut and the freshly ground black pepper.
Add a little bit of water and salt. You can add more of the masala again, if you wish.

Stir the mixture well..

Let it cook open like that until the excess water evaporates.

After that cover the your soy vegetable with a lid.

Let it cook on a low flame for 3-5 mins with the lid.

And you are done!
You can garnish on top with some more coconut and pepper if you wish!

Peppered Soya with coconut and fenugreek

You can serve this with chapati (traditional Indian bread made of wheat) OR

soya with chapati

You can serve it with bread

Soya with bread



Why Soybean??

Low in fat with no cholesterol.
Contains essential heart friendly omega-3 fats.
An excellent source of fiber.
Is a good source of enriched Calcium and Vitamin B12.
Is a complete protein, containing all the amino acids essential to human nutrition.
Provides important minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron and selenium.
Rich in probiotics in the form of fermented soy products, such as miso, tempeh, and soy yogurt.
Contains isoflavones which are beneficial in reducing risk of various cancers, heart disease and osteoporosis.
Whole soy foods such as tofu and tempeh form a nutrient rich alternative to meat.
So I hope you do prepare this delicious and healthy recipe of Soybean and enjoy them along with your family, friends or guests!
Have a great weekend!

Will be back next week with the glamorous Fashion week so keep a watch on by blog!

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