Soy Bean and Tomato Curry

Soy Bean and Tomato Curry

This curry made of soy chunks and puréed tomatoes is not only extremely tasty, it is also a dish increasingly relevant in the current pandemic. One of the food groups that has become more important among the global population is protein. It is what you should have more of if you want to lose weight, of course. It will also help you regain your energy and strength if you have been unfortunate to contract Covid-19. And soy is a huge source of protein. Most important, it is delicious.


(Serves 4)

Soy chunks 1 cup

Tomatoes 3 large, puréed

Onion 1 large, sliced

Ginger 1” piece

Garlic 4 cloves

Yoghurt 1 cup, whipped lightly with a fork

Cream 2 tbsps

Coriander powder 1/2 tsp

Red chilli powder 2 tsps

Cumin powder 1/2 tsp

Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp

Biryani masala 1/2 tsp

Vegetable oil 1 tbsp

Salt to taste


Soak the soy chunks in boiling water for 5 minutes and drain.

Heat the oil in a heavy-bottomed wok and fry the onions till they become translucent.

Crush the ginger and garlic in a pestle and add to the wok.

Fry till the raw smell of garlic disappears. It will take about 2 minutes.

Add the puréed tomatoes to the wok. Fry till oil leaves the sides of the wok.

Add the spice powders and salt. Add the yoghurt.

Add the soy chunks.

Add 1 cup of water and cook till the gravy thickens. Cover and cook for 30 minutes on medium heat.

Serve with rice, chapatti, or naan.

Soya Chaap (Soya Chops in Tomato Gravy)

Soya Chaap (Soya Chops in Tomato Gravy)


Soya chops, frozen or freshly made 200 g

Tomatoes 3 large

Onion 1 large

Garlic 5 cloves

Ginger 1” piece

Green chillies 2, sliced on a slant

Coriander leaves for garnish

Turmeric 1 tsp

Red chilli powder 1 tbsp

Cumin seeds 1 tsp

Vegetable oil 2 tbsps

Salt to taste


If using frozen, boil in water for 10 minutes. Drain. If using fresh, follow this recipe.

Grind the tomatoes, onion, ginger and garlic in a blender.

Heat the oil in a heavy bottomed pan and add the cumin seeds. When they stop sputtering, add the ground paste.

Fry till oil leaves the sides of the pan.

Add the chilli powder and turmeric.

Add the drained chops. Add salt to taste.

Add 2 cups of water. Cover and cook till the gravy thickens.

Garnish with green chillies and coriander leaves.

Serve hot with rice or bread.