Thursday, 23 July 2015

Soya bean masala | Kukskitchen

Soya bean masala | Kukskitchen

Soya beans are a great source of protein. It is a great additive to your meal and tasty too. They are supposed to provide the phyto oestrogens ( plant estrogen) which is good especially for post menopausal ladies. But then this has never been proved on cochrane  reviews. So boys, don't worry. Devour on this cheap protein.

I present here my own version of soya bean masala. It tastes amazing and goes really well with roti and rice.

A few things before we start:

  • If using fresh or frozen soya beans, turn the flame off when pressure builts up in the pressure cooker. 
  • In my experience, for some reason they don't freeze very well. 


Soya bean masala

Serves 4

1- Dried soya bean - 1 cup
    Water 3 cups
    Salt - 2 tsp
2- Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
    Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
    Onion - 2, finely chopped
    Ginger garlic paste - 2 tsp
    Tomato - 2, finely chopped
3- Coriander Powder - 3 tsp
    Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
     Kashmiri red chili powder - 2 tsp
    Cumin Powder - 1/2 tsp
    Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
4- Water - 1/2 cup
     Salt to taste
5- Vegetable oil - 6 tbsp
6- Fresh Coriander - 2 tbsp , Chopped


  1. Wash and soak soya bean in enough water for 5-6 hours.
  2. Drain the water and add soaked soya bean is a pressure cooker with 2 tsp of salt and 3 cups of water. Let pressure built up. After first whistle, turn the flame to minimum and cook for 10 minutes. Turn the flame off and let the pressure release it self.
  3. Meanwhile, heat oil in a pan. When the oil is hot, splutter mustard seeds and cumin. Now add onion and fry till translucent. Add Ginger Garlic paste and fry till onion turns golden brown. Add tomato and cook till tomato turns soft and mushy..
  4. Now add (3) and saute for a few seconds. Add 1/2 cup water and cook the masala till oil separates at the top.
  5. Add the cooked soya beans along with its water and cook on low heat for 10-15 minutes or until the gravy thickens.
  6. Garnish with Fresh Coriander.

Also check out - Butternut squash soup- Click on the picture for recipe.

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A doctor in my day job and a food writer and food photographer by night. I came in to cooking because of the people around me, be it the women in family who are amazing cooks or the men who luv to eat. My son is my best critic. :) Started cooking while I was at school, my first attempt being a sweetie, no surprise there for people who know me. I got interested in cooking more after marriage, as most girls do. My experiments with food blossomed after coming to the UK, where the grocery stores opened up a variety of foodie opportunities for my hungry tum.

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