Showing posts with label soya. Show all posts
Showing posts with label soya. Show all posts

4 May 2016


Hello everyone

Till now you all might be come to know that I am a pity mother of lil fussy eater 😃. Few days back while watching his favorite movie he ate some chicken kabab, of course not home made. And luckily he liked it too much. Even after returning to home he used to say that he will love to hog on these snacks again. Although I am not pure vegetarian but have very limited access to these dishes in my kitchen. But as he is interested in it , which occurs once in a blue moon, I thought to do little experiment with my veg options. And viola , the experiment was a big successful one. Not only him but we all enjoyed every bite of it. Used capsicum, beans, carrots, soya chunks, potato and cottage cheese to make these beauties. These are pan fried in very less oil , which makes it suitable snacks for weight watchers too. But i am so happy that my lil one loved it and He took these in his tiffin too.
Recipe is given below, hope to make you happy with its superb taste.


Serves: 5-6
Time: 30 mins( leaving the chilling time)


 2- 2 1/2 cup very finely chopped mixed veggies ( beans , carrots, colored capsicum) , I used chopper to chop the veggies
3/4 cup soya chunks 
1 cup cottage cheese ( paneer), crumbled 
3-4 medium size potatoes, boiled and mashed
2 big onions, finely chopped
3-4 green chilies, finely chopped
1/4 cup green coriander leaves, finely chopped
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1/2 tsp black pepper powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder 
1/4 tsp garam masala powder
1/2-1 tsp chaat masala powder
1/4 cup bread crumbs ( optional)
Salt to taste


First of all soak soya chunks in hot water for 15-20 mins or microwave it in sufficient water for 4-5 mints. Now wash it with tap water 2-3 times, followed by squeezing every time. Now blend it in chopper or mixer to get fine granules. Keep aside for later use.

Heat some oil in a wok, add chopped onions and chilies. Let them fry till golden, now add ginger garlic paste and saute for 2 mins. 

Now add chopped mixed veggies and some salt, saute for 4-5 mins. Add all dry spice powder except chaat masala . Saute for 2-3 mins and cover to cook the veggies till tender. 

Now add soya granules and again saute for 4-5 mins. Add mashed potatoes and again saute for 2-3 minutes. Now add crumbled paneer, chaat masala and adjust salt. 

Finally add coriander leaves and mix well. Switch off the flame and your mixture for Kabab is ready. Let it chill in fridge for 1 hr. If you feel your mixture is not too firm to make clean shapes then add bread crumb to it and mix well. Adding bread crumbs is completely optional.

Now make desired shape of kabab from mixture . 

shallow fry on a non stick tawa till nice golden on both sides. 

Your nice tender and delicious kabab is ready to be served with any chutney or sauce. 

*You can use any veggies of your choice, I used whatever was available.

*You can adjust spices as per your taste.

*You can prepare its mixture prior and keep in fridge. Just prepare kabab when have guests at home or can make it for kids tiffin . 

These are not only delicious but healthy too, as full of protein and fibers . Enjoy your day with yummy and healthy snacks.

Hope you all will love this easy cum healthy delicious recipe. Please pour your valuable comments and suggestions here, they meant a lot.

Happy cooking....

17 Feb 2016


Hello everyone

Now a days everyone is just mad over Chinese cuisine, but as we are Indians and love to give every thing a Desi touch, today i am having a very tempting and quick Indo Chinese recipe. You will definitely fall in love with this delicious combination of Indian plus Chinese cuisine. As we all know soya chunks( nutrella) is full of protein but many people don't like it. So to feed them this nutritious stuff try this delectable recipe and I bet you will be surprised to see them asking for more, as I was when my lil one asked😊. You can serve it either in evening snacks or as side dish for roti/ paratha/ poori.
Step wise recipe is given below, do try and let me know too, how's it turned out for you😊


Serves: 3-4
Time : 20 mins


1 1/2 cup soya chunks ( nutrella)
1 cup mixed colored capsicum, sliced
2 spring onions, cut in 1 inch long pieces
1 medium onion, thickly sliced 
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 tbsp finely chopped garlic
1-2 green chilies, finely chopped
1 tbsp + 1 tsp corn flour
2 +2 tsp chilli garlic sauce
2 tsp soya sauce
1/2 +1/2 tsp black pepper powder
1 tsp vinegar
Salt to taste


First of all soak soya chunks in hot water till it doubles in size. Now squeeze it and wash with tap water, twice or thrice , squeezing every time to get rid of its smell. Now add 1 tbsp corn flour, 2 tsp chilli garlic sauce, 1/2 tsp black pepper powder and some salt, mix well and keep aside for 10-15 mins for marination.

Now heat 1 tbsp oil in a non stick wok and saute soya chunks on medium heat stirring occasionally till they become nice golden and crisp. Keep aside for later use. 

Now heat 2 tsp oil in the same wok and add chopped garlic and chilies, let it be golden then add chopped onions .

Fry till onions become little golden. Add capsicum, sliced onions and spring onion, saute for 2-3 mins on medium flame.

 Now mix 1 tsp corn flour, 1/2 tsp black pepper powder, 2 tsp chilli garlic sauce, soya sauce and vinegar in 1/4 cup water( you can adjust these as per your taste preference) . Add this to wok slowly, stirring constantly .

 Let it boil and add salt and fried soya chunks to it. Mix well and cook for another 2 mins , till every thing is well coated with sauce.

 Now switch off the flame and garnish with spring onions. 

If serving for tea time snacks then serve immediately to have it crunchy and crispy. Otherwise serve with roti / paratha/ poori in lunch or dinner. It can be a perfect lunch box option too, for you and your kids. 

It's very simple yet delicious treat that can be prepared in jiffy , even if you have some unexpected guest at your home and want to serve them something special, delicious yet quick.

So enjoy this super yum quick and easy delicacy with your family and pals. Hope you all will love it and please pour your valuable comments and suggestions here, they meant a lot.

Happy cooking....