Vegetarian Protein Packed Snack

Vegan ProteinPackedSnack

This is a crispy and protein-rich snack. It’s a little spicy and completely changing the definition of a healthy snack option. Soya chunks also known as Soy Mealmaker is a line of high-protein foods in form of chunks, nuggets, granules and mini-chunks. These granules and chunks can be cooked by interchanging them with certain meat preparations in many recipes. The soya chunks contain a profound amount of protein, which is more than the quantity of protein found in eggs, meats, wheat and milk. Research paper shows that soy proteins have all the amino acids needed for the well being of your body, and can make an excellent substitute for the meat-based proteins.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1480510/

INGREDIENTS

  • Soya chunks – 40 gm
  • Dry red chillies
  • Cumin seeds/mustard seeds- 10
  • Lemon juice- 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 2 tsp
  • Red chilly powder – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Rice flour or chickpea flour – 15 gm
  • Ginger and garlic paste- 1 tsp
  • Fresh cilantro for garnishing (optional)
  • Ghee- 10 gm
  • Salt as per taste

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Wash soya chunks, then soak in hot water for 1 hour. Squeeze off all the water
  2. Add all the dry spices, ginger garlic paste and marinate with clean hands thoroughly.
  3. Squeeze in lemon juice.
  4. Sprinkle rice flour or chickpea flour and keep aisde for 5 minutes
  5. Heat ghee in a big flat non stickpan.
  6. Add mustard seeds, dry red chillies.
  7. Now add marinated soya granules and saute well.
  8. Keep coking for 5-6 minutes at medium heat.
  9. Once the chunks start turning crispy from all the side, turn off the flame.
  10. Garnish with fresh cilantro. You can garnish with relish of your choice.
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Raw Mango relish or chutney- CHHCHHA (Himachal Pardesh)

chacha himachal relish raw mango

Who does not  like the tangy, spicy, sweet and sour relish made by raw mangoes. The flavors of fresh mint, cilantro, onion, and green chilies  with a dash of black salt minced together make your taste buds dances with joy. In Himachal it is called CHHH….CHHAAA (sounds like a toungue twister:-)

Ingredients:

  • Medium size raw mango
  • 1 cup packed, washed, and chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 3-4 green chilies chopped
  • Black salt as per taste
  • Jaggery or Sweetener ( My mango was semi unripe so i didn’t add any sweetener)
  • Mortar and pestle (Optional)
  • Charcoal for smoking (Optional)

Method:

Blend everything together.

The traditional method requires mortar and pestle. I also make in that only. The  stone grinding oozes out awesome juices from all the ingredients.
If you don’t have stone grinder use a blender. Don’t make a paste like consistency. Keep it little chunky. You can add the smoky flavor as explained in precious recipes.

 

Smoking a dish 

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