A few years ago I tasted a soya dish & disliked it instantly. I vowed never to eat it again. Sometime back I was flipping through my favourite author Sanjeev Kapoor’s recipe book and stumbled upon the recipe of the Soya Granules Sabzi which I thought I should try since I had a box of Nutrela Soya Granules lying around without a purpose (I tend to randomly buy boxes with interesting packaging at the supermarket 😛 ). The outcome was surprisingly tasty & its something I keep making for breakfast at least twice a month as it goes very well with chapathis. My husband who was terrified at the thought of having ‘soya’ for breakfast is not complaining anymore!
I personally feel that this dish is a very good substitute for the scrambled eggs (egg burji) and I was able to demonstrate this to my dear husband by serving some to a guest recently & passing the dish off as ‘scrambled eggs’. After two morsels my guest was surprised to note that it was soya & not eggs :). What’s different about this dish is that instead of soaking the soya in water, you need to soak it in warm milk with a pinch of salt. This gives a nice creamy texture to the granules and adds to its taste.
Soya Granules Sabzi
Soya granules sabzi is a high protein option for vegetarians. This dish can be prepared quickly and served with chapathis, parathas or dosaPrint Pin Rate
- 1 cup soya granules
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 2 cups milk
- 2 medium tomatoes chopped
- 2 medium onions finely chopped
- 1 inch ginger finely chopped
- 1 green chilli finely chopped
- 1/2 tsp chilli powder you can increase it to 1 level tsp if you have a tolerance for spice
- oil for frying
- salt to taste
- 1/4 cup coriander leaves chopped
- 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
- Wash the soya granules & drain – squeeze out the excess water if any & place in a bowl
- Add some warm (almost hot) milk to the soya, add a pinch of salt & keep aside to soak for 20-30mins
- Heat oil in a pan & add jeera. When they change colour add the chopped onions and fry till golden brown
- Add the chopped ginger & green chillies and cook for half a minute
- Add chopped tomatoes and cook till they mash up a bit – takes about 2-3 minutes
- Add the chilli & turmeric powder and cook till oil leaves the masala
- Add the soya granules and mix well. Add half of the milk used to soak the granules and cook till the granules are soft – this takes at least 10minutes on slow fire.
- Add salt to taste & leave it on slow fire till the dish is almost dry
- Garnish with chopped coriander leaves & serve hot with chapathis or steamed white rice
The nutritional values are only indicative.
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