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