Soya vadi/chunks (Meal maker/Nutrela) curry

There are so many ways to prepare the soya chunks, you may make the curry only with soya chunks or you can mix it with potatoes or any other vegetables. This can be used in Pulao or Biryani.

Soya chunks do not have its own flavor; it is neutral in flavor, so whatever spices we add, we get that flavor.

 So why not one day cooks this way and gives your family a different taste and I bet it will become the favorites of your family.

This is all time favorite recipes. The aroma and the flavor are awesome! It is so yummy!


  • Soya vadi: 50 gm
  • Potato: 1no. (Medium)
  • Onion: 1no. (Medium)
  • Tomato: 2 no. (Medium)
  • Salt: 1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder: ½ teaspoon
  • Ginger: 2”piece
  • Cumin: 1 teaspoon
  • Bay leaf: 1 no.
  • Green chili: 2-3no.
  • Coriander powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Garam masala powder: half teaspoon
  • Kasuri methi: 1 tablespoon
  • Fresh cream: 2 tablespoon
  • Mustard oil /cooking oil: 5 tablespoon


  1. Chop onion, tomatoes into longitudinal slices, Peel off and chop potato, green chili and ginger. Keep aside.
  2. Soak soya chunks into hot water for about 5-10 minutes. (You may soak 5-6 hours before in normal water)


  1. Take a fry pan; heat 2 tablespoon of oil, let oil start to smoke, add cumin and bay leaf, sputter it for few seconds and add sliced onion, sauté till light brown.
  2. Add tomato, turmeric and coriander powder, fry till oil separates from masala (or liquid dries up) on low flame.
  3. Add chopped potatoes and soaked soya chunks, stir properly, cover the lid and stir occasionally, so that it should not burn. Add kasuri methy and fresh cream, stir fry for couple of minutes.
  4. Add one and half cup of water and cover for 3-4 minutes till it is done and desired gravy consistency comes. Add Garam masala powder and stir it, Put off the flame.
  5. Soya vadi/chunks (Meal maker/Nutrela) curry is ready to be served. Serve with Indian bread (chapatti, paratha, Poori) or rice.
Soya vadi/chunks (Meal maker/Nutrela) curry
add cumin and bay leaf
add sliced onion
Add tomato
Add chopped potatoes and soaked soya chunks
Add kasuri methi
Add kasuri methi and fresh cream
Add one and half cup of water
cover for 3-4 minutes
desired gravy consistency
Garam masala powder
Soya vadi/chunks (Meal maker/Nutrela) curry
Soya vadi/chunks (Meal maker/Nutrela) curry
Soya vadi/chunks (Meal maker/Nutrela) curry

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