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Soya chunks vegetable curry; this is one of my very very favorite curry.  My mom makes this most of the time with Naan.  I am eating this curry from my childhood days. This is not a rich curry with cream or cashews.  It's is so simple curry with simple ingredients; but I assure this tastes awesome. This curry is a wonderful combo with Naan, Roti or any kind of breads. 

Basically I love soya chunks; I eat them as a snack itself by just frying them with garam masala, chilli powder, salt and turmeric with hint of coconut oil.  If you are soya chunks lover sure you will love this simple curry and even if you don't like soya chunks try this one; sure you will start liking this.  It is also very healthy with lots of veggies and also with mild spices mmmm delish....Soon I will be posting some more soya chunk curries.  Till that time here is another soya chunks curry which I posted in my initial days of my blogging.

The measurement which I am posting now will be sufficient for 6 people.  Whenever I make this I used to make more.  Reason ???? Will post soon....

Soya chunks - 3 cup
Potato - 3 big ( Peeled, boil and mash it)
Carrot - 1 cup chopped
Beans - 1 cup chopped
Green peas - 1 cup
Onion - 1 medium size chopped finely
Tomato - 1 medium
Garlic - 5 pods(individual)
Ginger - 1/2 inch
Chilli powder - 1 tbsp ( Mine is not very hot, so add according to ur spice level)
Garam masala - 1 tbsp
Lemon juice - 1 tbsp
Water - 1 1/2 cup water for microwaving the veggies+ 2 1/2 cups more
Oil - 1/2 tbsp
salt as needed
Coriander leaves - 2 handful finely chopped

Method :
1. Boil the potatoes, cool and mash it.  Chop the veggies.

2. Boil water in pot with tbsp of salt.  Add the Soya chunks keep closed for 5 to minutes. Drain them and wash it with running tap water and squeeze well.  

3. Cut each chunks to 4 quarters.
4. Microwave the veggies adding 1/2 cup for each veggies. For me carrot(4 minutes), Beans (5 minutes), Frozen peas (3 minutes).  Don't overcook it should remain crunchy.

5. Now heat 1/2 tbsp of oil in the pan, when it is hot add the chopped onion.
4. When it is slightly fried add the ginger garlic paste.

5. Once raw aroma is disappeared, add the tomato, little salt. When tomatoes are mushy.

6. Add the Chunks, followed by 1/2 tbsp garam masala and 1/2 tbsp Chilli powder. Saute for few minutes so that the chunks will very slightly get roasted and everything is blended well.

7. Now at this stage add remaining garam masala, chilli powder, boiled potatoes, veggies and 2 1/2 cups of water , salt. Mix well.

8. Let them boil and cook for some time ( Don't close with the lid it changes color), When it starts to thicken, add tbsp of Lemon juice.

 9.  When desired consistency is obtained , switch of the flame and add chopped coriander leaves. Serve hot with fluffy and soft bread or rotis...

Indian Khana  – (February 3, 2011 at 9:51 AM)  

Wonderful clicks dear and yummy curry ...I love soya too ...will try this..

Harika baratam  – (February 3, 2011 at 9:53 AM)  

Nice combo with chapathi and its my favorite too....

Unknown  – (February 3, 2011 at 10:10 AM)  

Lovely post with stepwise, I too like soyachunks lots...looks super yum with soft rotis

Unknown  – (February 3, 2011 at 10:28 AM)  

Mouthwatering curry Pavithra I too make but only with potato and chunks will add other veges next time looks yumm....

Finla  – (February 3, 2011 at 10:42 AM)  

The plate with teh curry and roties look so so good.

kp  – (February 3, 2011 at 10:48 AM)  

Nice stepwise explanation and nice click , very yummy.........

Shanthi Krishnakumar  – (February 3, 2011 at 11:12 AM)  

Love the clicks and stepwise instructions

Unknown  – (February 3, 2011 at 11:13 AM)  

its been a long time I made curry with soya chunks...I use in pulao or Biryani ur versions....looks colorful and healthy!

Rachu  – (February 3, 2011 at 11:37 AM)  

Beautiful... as usual the presentation scores high.. 100%.. dish is so rich in color and flavor..

Nithya  – (February 3, 2011 at 11:40 AM)  

I have never tasted soy chunks.. This recipes makes me want to try it :) will try to get soy chunks and try it out soon.

Indian Cuisine Blogroll  – (February 3, 2011 at 12:17 PM)  

very interesting soya chunk recipe..will try it some day...i like the way you make chapathi on electric burner..where did you get that steel wire mesh??

Smitha  – (February 3, 2011 at 12:42 PM)  

Lovely clicks & wonderful presentation !!

Poongodi –   – (February 3, 2011 at 12:54 PM)  

Pretty nifty idea to use a steel wire over a coil!!! Your step by step pics are a fabulous treat!

divya  – (February 3, 2011 at 12:58 PM)  

Nice clicks ...looks super delicious and awesome dear....

Priya Suresh  – (February 3, 2011 at 1:07 PM)  

I love curry with soya chunks, looks super delicious and inviting..

Aruna Manikandan  – (February 3, 2011 at 1:19 PM)  

looks delicious dear....
Nice illustrated clicks :)

Eat2live2travel  – (February 3, 2011 at 2:11 PM)  

Wow!!! beautiful presentation and lovely detailed clicks!!!
Great going!!!

Pushpa  – (February 3, 2011 at 3:08 PM)  

Delicious curry and great clicks.

Sangi  – (February 3, 2011 at 4:57 PM)  

delicious n simple curry with great pics..

Raks  – (February 3, 2011 at 6:49 PM)  

i love soya chunks in kurma,but i dont know to cook it properly and my kurma end up in soya smell dominated one :( will try this method and see :) Superb stepwise pics :) Keep going!

Tahemeem  – (February 3, 2011 at 6:50 PM)  

Healthy and yummy curry.. beautiful clicks :)

Unknown  – (February 3, 2011 at 7:29 PM)  

Soya is not a favourite thing for me...but u r tempting me ur dish and rotis

chef and her kitchen  – (February 3, 2011 at 8:22 PM)  

This is very regular on my menu...we love soya chunks....With the same thing if you add rice and pressure cook,you will get beautiful vegetable pulao....nice step wise pics,keep going..

Unknown  – (February 3, 2011 at 8:27 PM)  

where do u buy this soya chunks? do the indian stores in USA sell them? are they frozen or dry?

Pavithra Elangovan  – (February 3, 2011 at 9:12 PM)  

@ Prathibha Yah i do pulao as well and bit different way.

Pavithra Elangovan  – (February 3, 2011 at 9:13 PM)  

@ Pratima you can get in Indian Grocery store .. in dry section.

Pavithra Elangovan  – (February 3, 2011 at 9:14 PM)  

@ Indian Cuisine Blogroll you can get in the Phulka mesh in Indian Grocery store.

Ramya  – (February 3, 2011 at 9:29 PM)  

Even I love soy chunks..Curry looks soo delicious..I bet this with Phulkas would be the best combo:-)

Love2cook Malaysia  – (February 3, 2011 at 10:01 PM)  

Wish we are neighbours Pavithra! ;)

Am so hungry right now...and those pics are really making me one! :D

Unknown  – (February 3, 2011 at 10:55 PM)  

wow, that is such a lovely curry and beautiful pictures as always :)

lissie  – (February 3, 2011 at 11:18 PM)  

loved that platter with phulkas and soya chunks kind of food!

Abhilash  – (February 3, 2011 at 11:23 PM)  

soya is my favorite, not because they are rich in protiens. I prepare it in the way chicken curry is made. However, your version looks nice and I would try this.

Unknown  – (February 4, 2011 at 12:00 AM)  

wow...amazing and yummy currry dear...Lovely..:)hmmm...:)


aipi  – (February 4, 2011 at 12:10 AM)  

delicious n healthy treat…love this curry. Thanks for the great pictorials!

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Gayu  – (February 4, 2011 at 2:50 AM)  

The shots are just out of the world..So natural and vibrant with lots of colors..The soya curry is awesome!!Great job..thanks a lot for sharing!!


Saraswathy Balakrishnan  – (February 4, 2011 at 3:09 AM)  

Mouth-watering kurma with excellent presentation Pavi:)

Ila  – (February 4, 2011 at 5:32 AM)  

Wow Yummy kurma :)
Perfect combo :)

Archna –   – (February 4, 2011 at 6:15 AM)  

Wowwwww...lovely pics Pavithra....jus came across ur blog a few days back...and am already a bigggg fan :)

Malar Gandhi  – (February 4, 2011 at 6:53 AM)  

Curry looks perfect and healthy to me:)

Pavithra, I have one silly question for you know any good Indian grocery store at Memphis? When googled I keep seeing just one store'...they always stock up expired products there:( Finding it hard to manage with mail-ordered stuff, all the time!!!

Jeyashris Kitchen  – (February 4, 2011 at 8:02 AM)  

i never tried soya chunks in cooking. though my mom add this in biryani.nice stepwise pictures and thanks for sharing ur fav dish

Reshmi Mahesh  – (February 4, 2011 at 8:40 AM)  

Award from me.Please do collect it...;)
Looks yummy..

Unknown  – (February 4, 2011 at 9:44 AM)  

I'm loving all the things about the post, the glass jar for soya, pulka, basket gorgeous :D

Niriekshana  – (February 4, 2011 at 10:21 AM)  

your step by step illustration along with pictures was very helpful....
mom tried it and it was superb..........

Hamaree Rasoi  – (February 4, 2011 at 10:57 AM)  

Soya Curry looks perfect. After so many comments what more can I add!
Have a great weekend.

Hamaree Rasoi

Anu Nandu  – (February 4, 2011 at 11:26 AM)  

Pavi - wow, I'm your 50 th comment! So much for wanting to see your posts right away! But I can tell you that I did see this right away, but could not comment then. I have a box of these chunks and will try your recipe with them soon. Love Love Love the pictures as always!

Anonymous –   – (February 4, 2011 at 2:18 PM)  

I'm excited to see this recipe and to have discovered your blog! I'm ready to get back into Indian food, as I really haven't had it much since college. I look forward to future posts!

Cool Lassi(e)  – (February 4, 2011 at 4:01 PM)  

Looking splendid! What a healthy curry!

Preety  – (February 4, 2011 at 4:26 PM)  

great your pics..

Pam  – (February 4, 2011 at 6:07 PM)  

Great photos... it looks wonderful.

shriannalakshmi  – (February 4, 2011 at 9:44 PM)  

Beautiful clicks with clear step wise presentation. Happy to follow you :-)

Rama  – (February 4, 2011 at 10:27 PM)  

I am healthy food lover. Soya chunks is very healthy. Its not always easy to make healthy stuff taste good, this curry looks very delicious and very colorful. I strongly believe it would have tasted yum. Another brilliant post. The vegetable basket looks very cute.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen  – (February 4, 2011 at 10:49 PM)  

Your blog and photography is lovely! Thank you for being a follower of mine - I am your new follower as well. I can't wait to look through your wonderful recipes!

Unknown  – (February 5, 2011 at 12:57 AM)  

I am not a big fan of soy chunks..But your pics are tempting me to give it a try soon..Bookmarked!

Archana  – (February 5, 2011 at 6:53 AM)  

I have never tried soya chunks but your pictures will definitely prod me into action. Thanks lovely recipe,Great pictures.

Suji  – (February 5, 2011 at 9:30 AM)  

Soya chunks is my fav and this is such a great looking curry pavitra..Awesome..

Rosa's Yummy Yums  – (February 5, 2011 at 6:58 PM)  

I wonder where I could find soya chunks here... That dish sure looks delicious and comforting!



Cynthia  – (February 6, 2011 at 4:03 PM)  

I just love your big, bold, beautiful, well-lighted photographs! And OMG, you take such detailed step-by-step images! I bow down to your patience!

Mahi  – (February 10, 2011 at 3:04 PM)  

Superb Combo! I make veggie kuruma -Soya kuruma separately. This is an interesting mix! :)

BTW,I am amazed to see the photos in your every recipe! eppadingka porumai-a ivlo photo edukkareengka?!

The Mistress of Spices  – (February 16, 2011 at 3:19 AM)  

Who would have thought that soya chunks could be made so beautiful? I actually have a bag sitting at home so may have to make this!

Unknown  – (May 21, 2012 at 11:10 AM)  

does it taste good with tofu too..or just soya chunks..?

-looks great.
nitin @

Anonymous –   – (July 13, 2012 at 2:07 AM)  

jus tried this from ur blog. loved it. here is the link to it :

Unknown  – (September 9, 2016 at 2:11 PM)  

this is Perfect! this is the first time I saw that soya chunks . Simple recipe and it makes sense. Can't wait to try it. Thank you for sharing this to us. I also follow one website which talks about vegan food and fitness,
Take Care :D

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