Soya Chunk Curry Recipe 🥘

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Due to popular demand and numerous Instagram requests, I am posting this recipe of Soya Bean Curry which my mom used to cook for me. I remember her tricking me into eating soya beans as a kid convincing me they were chicken chunks since I was a picky eater.. until I found out they were just soya bean chunks (Dad finally telling me and everyone at home finding this very humorous..)  I realized I had a mastermind mother! The lies our mothers say to get us to eat our food! LOL

While I’m not a big fan of soya beans, my hubby loves it when I cook him some soya chunks with white rice, I did want to post this recipe on my blog but for some reason, I kept forgetting!

Ok, let’s get straight to the recipe, shall we!


  • Servings: 2-4
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An easy and healthy recipe, great for vegetarians!.


  • 2 cups soya beans/chunks
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 medium-sized red onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri chili powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1-inch ginger finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp salt to taste


  1. firstly, boil soya chunks for 8 minutes and transfer to a bowl of cold water.
  2. Allow to rest for 10 minutes and squeeze completely and keep aside.
  3. In a large heated pan, add oil and cumins and bay leaf, fry till aromatic
  4. Add ginger and garlic, saute well till the smell or rawness goes off
  5. Add onion and saute well till transparent
  6. Add the spices (turmeric, Kashmiri chili, garam masala and coriander powder, and saute well till the spices are absorbed well.
  7. Add salt
  8. Add the tomato paste, sauteed well, to this add the squeezed soya chunks and mix well, making sure the soya has absorbed all the spices
  9. Add the coconut milk, if needing more gravy add 1/4 cup water to the gravy
  10. Check for taste (Add more salt if required)
  11. Cook for 10 minutes
  12. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with (Rice, bread, roti or chapati) goes well with any bread.

Hope you enjoy this recipe, happy cooking!

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