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Textured or texturized vegetable protein (TVP) is also known as textured soy protein (TSP).  TVP is made from high (50%) soy protein/soy flour or concentrate.  It is extruded into various shapes (chunks, flakes, nuggets, grains, and strips) and sizes.   Textured vegetable protein is a versatile substance which can be used in variety of forms.  Since we all love this lot, I try to use them in many ways.  This can be used for making curry, filling for paratha (Indian bread), bread toast, topping for dosa/oothappam etc.  For this recipe you can use any shapes or size of soy protein, it can be chunks, flakes, grains, and strips but they must be small.  I am using it as filling/stuffing for the bread.  Here are few recipes I have posted earlier using soy protein.  Do take a look and enjoy eating!!!!

1. Veggie Burger (Pattie made of Soy protein, this is very a flavorful one)
2. Soya Chunks Vegetable Curry (Absolutely healthy sidedish for any bread) 
3. Soya chunks Gravy
(Rich and creamy gravy that goes very well with any kind of breads.  My favorite is with Naan(Indian Tandoori bread), the picture in this post may not be appealing as those are during my early days of blogging :):) but I promise you will be addicted to this gravy if you make once)
4. Vegetarian Chilli with Tacos
( Very flavorful and absolute favorite one)

Stay tuned to see more recipes using soy protein !!!! 



For the dough

Ingredients :

Whole wheat flour - 1 cup
All-purpose flour - 1 1/4
Active dry yeast - 1 package (7g)
Warm water -1 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
Sugar - 1 tbsp
Salt - 3/4 tsp
Potato flakes - 2 tbsp(2 1/2 tbsp water to mix the potato flakes)
(If you don't have potato flakes substitute with 1/4 cup of  boiled and mashed potato)
Butter - 1/8 cup (melted and cooled)  
Olive oil - for brushing the dough


                                                                ................... See the Filling and Braiding below


For Soy Masala /Unflavored Textured Vegetable Protein
Ingredients :

Soy Granules - 1 cup
Hot water - 1 1/2 cup
Ginger - 1/2 inch
Garlic - 3 cloves
(Make paste out of ginger and garlic)
Onion - 1 (finely chopped)
Tomato - 1(small finely chopped)
Potato flakes - 2 tbsp mixed with 2 1/2 tbsp of water (If you don't have potato flakes substitute with boiled and mashed potato)
Chilli powder(Cayenne pepper) - 1/2 tsp (Increase if you want spicier)
Garam masala - 1 tsp
Tomato ketchup - 1 tbsp
Salt as needed
Cilantro - handful finely chopped



For Garlic butter

Garlic - 1 clove
Butter - 11/2 tbsp (melted and cooled)
Salt - pinch

Mix all of the above ingredients and keep it aside for brushing the rolled dough.



Filling and Making Braid 


Note :

1.  You can use any kind of filling for this braided bread.
2.  You can store the bread for one day in air tight box, when you are ready to eat them next day, microwave for few seconds to enjoy the freshness.
3. Make sure the filling is not so moist.

Gayathri NG  – (May 21, 2012 at 10:58 PM)  

Aboultely wonderful bread n delicious filling!!

Angie's Recipes  – (May 21, 2012 at 11:59 PM)  

They look so fresh and wonderful!

Raks  – (May 22, 2012 at 12:54 AM)  

Wonderful stuffing pavi, love the braided bread,looks perfect and lovely :)

Tina  – (May 22, 2012 at 1:11 AM)  

fabulous clicks nd bread..

Spice up the Curry  – (May 22, 2012 at 6:45 AM)  

wow. fantastic bread. looks so mouth watering

PACHANTI  – (May 22, 2012 at 9:16 AM)  

Perfectly braided, looks so lovely...Wonderful clicks...

Nandita SS  – (May 22, 2012 at 9:32 AM)  

This bread is a beauty!!! Loved it :)

Finla  – (May 22, 2012 at 10:50 AM)  

They look absloutley beautiful.

Unknown  – (May 22, 2012 at 11:35 AM)  

Looks absolutely tempting...braided bread looks perfect too!

Priya Suresh  – (May 22, 2012 at 12:48 PM)  

Wow braided bread looks fabulous and prefect.

Vikis Kitchen  – (May 22, 2012 at 8:43 PM)  

Perfect braided bread....looks so beautiful dear!

Jeyashris Kitchen  – (May 23, 2012 at 2:46 AM)  

Very nicely done pavi, looks very beautiful

chef and her kitchen  – (May 23, 2012 at 8:27 AM)  

such a gorgeous bread..loooks yummmmmm

s2001  – (May 25, 2012 at 6:04 AM)  

lovely braid n looks yummy toooo : )

The Backyard Baker  – (May 30, 2012 at 11:29 AM)  

Wow......stuffed braids is a brilliant idea !!
Can't wait to try your recipe out !!
You have a lovely blog !!
Cheers !!

Anonymous –   – (July 5, 2012 at 10:40 AM)  

Fabulous! The next thing I bake would be this.

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