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
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
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 !!
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