Sunday, June 19, 2011

Tandoori Soya

I saw Tandoori chicken recipes at various blogs and thought why can't I try the same with Soya chunks. I have used almost the same ingredients for marination, used for a tandoori recipe. I marinated the soya overnight and prepared the tandoori soya for lunch today. They came out really good, a different one from the usual soya chunks recipes. Soya chunks is high in protein and I like any dish using them. This will make a good appetizer for any party. Its a simple recipe, except that it takes time for the marination. So if you plan ahead, you can make this wonderful dish. I served it with the Spinach-Carrots Pulao which I have posted earlier. This was the special for Father's day :). Happy Father's day to all the wonderful dads!!




What you need?

1 cup Soya chunks
1/2 of a large onion, diced
1/2 of a bell pepper, diced

For marination:
4 tbsp Yoghurt 
1/2 tsp Red chilly powder
1/2 tsp Coriander Powder
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Pepper powder 
1/2 tsp Garam masala 
1 tsp Ginger-Garlic paste 
1 tsp Lime juice 
Salt 

How to prepare?

Boil about 3 cups of water in a vessel and add the soya chunks to the water. Let it boil for about 5-10 minutes. Remove the vessel from stove, close it with a lid and let it remain so for 10-15 minutes. Then drain the water, allow the chunks to cool. Once cooled, gently squeeze out the water and keep aside.

In a bowl, beat the yoghurt well. Add all other ingredients listed under For marination and mix them well to form a smooth paste. Add this paste to the soya chunks and mix so that the chunks get coated well. This should be kept in refrigerator for a minimum of 4-5 hours. I kept it overnight and made the tandoori next day. Longer the marination time, better the taste will be.

I have used about 6 bamboo skewers. If you are using them, soak the skewers in water for atleast 20 -30 minutes, else they might burn in the oven.

Preheat the oven to 425F. Line a baking tray with aluminium foil and spray some oil. On each skewer, slide in carefully the soya chunk, onion and bell pepper alternately. Place it on the baking tray.Once all the skewers are filled and kept on the tray, spray some oil on them.

Set for baking

Bake for 10-12 minutes on one side. Slowly turn the skewers to the other side. Bake for about 10 minutes again. Keep an eye on the oven as all ovens vary.

Sprinkle some chaat masala or lime juice if you desire. Enjoy the Tandoori Soya !!



Sending this to COOK IT HEALTHY-PROTEINicious event here at my space.

28 Tasty Comments:

Priya said...

Thats an irresistible and healthy tandoori soya, simply inviting..

Biny Anoop said...

Dats perfect tandoori soya...gr8 idea

sangee vijay said...

Hey that's really a fantastic idea...tandoori soya looks perfect n inviting...same pinch I too made one soya recipe today ( for your event) :) very nice presentation will sure give it a try !!!

divya said...

Seriously am drooling over that delicious tandoori soya,simply mouthwatering here..

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

Very interesting and healthy version !!

aipi said...

I want to eat this right now ~ very inviting soy tikkas!
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Hamaree Rasoi said...

This is a superb Idea Sobha !! Thanks for coming up with a tasty and healthy version of tandoori. Tempting looking 2nd pic

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Yummy and delicious dish.

Deeksha said...

yummy and healthy snack...love it!

Sharmilee! :) said...

Lovely idea of adding soya..will try it sometime soon

kaveri said...

Fabulous use of Soya Chunks....Perfect Veggie Option...looks awesome

Sushma Vijay Anand said...

wow...that looks so tasty...mmmm...u are giving me lots of recipes to try...I did try gobi manchurian(baked)...no words..my hubby was all praises..thanks Sobhs

Priti said...

Looks yum..loved your idea ....n tht platter is just delish

Prathima Rao said...

New, healthy, tasty snack!!!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Shireen Sequeira said...

Thats a delightfully innovative alternative to chicken tandoori! I must try this sometime, thanks for sharing sobha! and thanks for leaving your sweet comments on my blog!

Suja said...

Healthy version,looks yummy,bookmarked.

SinFoodie said...

Nice idea to make tandoori soya. Looks yummy

saleena said...

Perfect idea,great reciepe....lovely presentation.

Vimitha Anand said...

healthy and yummy snack...

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Yum, that is such an innovative idea.

Anonymous said...

really inviting....good idea..
thanks for sharing..

SouthIndianHome said...

Looks inviting and yummy
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Sarah said...

this looks lovely! And what a coincidence - looks like tandoori fever had hit us at about the same time :)

Ananda Rajashekar said...

AH i find them so pretty and cute!

Archana said...

wow. looks great.

Found In Folsom said...

Beautiful....going to try it for sure. We became vegetarians recently and am dying for soy recipes...thanks a ton..:)

Anonymous said...

Where does one buy soya chunks ? Is this Tofu?

Sobha Shyam said...

It is not Tofu...You can get Soya chunks in most of the Indian grocery stores.

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