Soya Chunks Curry
"Soya chunks curry is a very tasty vegan and gluten-free Indian curry recipe made with soya chunks also called nutrela in India and potatoes. A great meat substitute soya chunks are made with a substitute of soyabean oil. They taste delicious and are healthy too."
-- @greenbowl2soul
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Prep time 15mins
Cook time 25mins
Serves or Makes: 4


  • 1 1/ 2 cups soya chunks
  • 2 medium sized potatoes, cubed
  • 1 large onion, roughly chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoons roughly chopped ginger
  • 1 large tomato, roughly chopped
  • 2 green chilies
  • 1/ 4 cups chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3 black peppercorns
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/ 2 teaspoons cumin seeds
  • 1/ 2 tablespoons coriander powder
  • 1/ 4 teaspoons garam masala
  • 1/ 4 teaspooon turmeric powder
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1 tablespoons mustard oil/ any other oil of your choice
  • water, adjust to get the required consistency


  • Step 1

    Wash the soya chunks and soak in boiling water for around 10-15 minutes. After 15 minutes squeeze out all the water from the chunks and keep aside.

  • Step 2

    In a grinder make a paste of onion, ginger, and garlic. Take out the paste. Keep aside. In the same jar make a paste of tomato and green chili. Keep that aside too.

  • Step 3

    Heat oil in a pot and add cumin seeds, bay leaf, peppercorns, and cloves. Saute for a few seconds till the spices become fragrant.

  • Step 4

    Add the onion paste and fry till it turns golden brown. In between if the paste starts sticking to the bottom of the pot, add around 2 tablespoons of water and continue cooking.

  • Step 5

    Add turmeric powder, salt, and coriander powder and about 2 tablespoons of water. Stir fry for about a minute and then add the tomato paste. Cook the tomatoes nicely till they change color and turn mushy.

  • Step 6

    Next, add the tomato paste, and cook for about 1-2 minutes.

  • Step 7

    Add potato cubes, soya chunks, and coriander leaves. Mix everything. Cook for about 2 minutes without water.

  • Step 8

    Add water, mix and cover the pot. Cook till potatoes are done.

  • Step 9

    Finally, add garam masala, mix and simmer for around 2 minutes. Switch off the gas.

  • Step 10

    Garnish with some chopped coriander leaves and serve with roti/ paratha/ rice.