Monday, May 3, 2021

Soya Chaap Gravy | Soya Chaap Masala

 

Soya Chaap Masala is a dish where Soya Chaap pieces are fried and marinated, and than added into a spiced onion-tomato based fragrant gravy. Pair it with a naan or steamed rice and enjoy!



Soya Chaap Gravy | Soya Chaap Masala


Soya Chaap Gravy that we made for lunch today, turned out so yum that i wanted to share the recipe with you all, right away!


What is Soya Chaap?


Soya Chaap is a prepared with soybean flour and whole wheat flour. Mostly the ratio of soybean is 60% and whole wheat flour is 40%. This thick flour is wrapped into a stick and comes in a can. Use within 2-3 days after opening the can.


Soya chaap is a great substitute of veg and can be use in alternatives of non-veg, meat eaters and many more. It gives a meaty and chewy texture. It's a good source of protein for vegetarians or vegans.


You can serve it with tandoori roti, naan, kulcha, or steamed rice. These Soya chunks comes in a can which you buy from a nearby supermarket or can also buy online.


What are the variations of Soya Chaap?


Soya Chaap can be used in various recipes like Punjabi Soya Chaap, Tandoori Soya Chaap, Malai Soya Chaap, Tandoori Malai Soya Chaap, Afghani Soya Chaap, Soya Chaap Roll, Soya Chaap Kabab, Soya Chaap Recipe Gravy or Soya Chaap Masala and many others. 


A dry version goes well as a starter. The semi-dry recipes goes well with steamed rice. The gravy version goes well with chapatis, naan, parantha or kulchas. The one I'm making is Soya Chaap Gravy also known as Soya Chaap Masala. 


So, use a packet or tin of Soya Chaap differently cuz you can make variety of dishes from it. 



How to Make Soya Chaap Gravy or Soya Chaap Masala?


Soya Chaap Masala is a popular street dish in Delhi and many other North Indian Cities. Soya Chaap Gravy is vegetarian dish which can be easily made at home. It is full of protein and taste delicious.


Fried Soya Chaap chunks are marinated into yogurt, butter and chaat masala for half an hour, and than added into a spiced onion-tomato based gravy. Pair it with a naan or steamed rice and enjoy! 


Soya Chaap Gravy takes less than half an hour to make. It's suitable for weekday meals or weekend special parties or events. Soya chaap is made from soybean flour and whole wheat flour, which gives it a meaty and chewy texture. It is delicious treat not for just vegetarians but for meat-lovers too.


Step by Step Pictures of making Soya Chaap Gravy or Soya Chaap Masala


How to Marinade the Soya Chaap?


1. The process is pretty simple first, wash and dry all the Soya Chaaps along with sticks. Remove the Soya Chaap from the sticks and cut them into 1-1.5 inch chunks.



Soya Chaap Gravy | Soya Chaap Masala



2. Heat oil in a deep bottomed pan and shallow-fry the Soya Chaap Chunks on a lower-medium flame or till it turns golden brown. This will take about 6-8 minutes.



Soya Chaap Gravy | Soya Chaap Masala



3.  Marinate the fried Soya Chaap Chunks with butter, chaat masala and yogurt. 


4. Mix until all the fried Soya Chaap Chunks are well coated. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for minimum for 30-40 minutes.



Soya Chaap Gravy | Soya Chaap Masala



How to make Soya Chaap Gravy?


1. Grind tomatoes, ginger, garlic and green chilli to form a smooth paste.



Soya Chaap Gravy | Soya Chaap Masala


2. Heat 2-3 tbsp oil. Add sliced onions & cook on a lower medium flame till it turns golden brown. This would take about 5-7 minutes.



Soya Chaap Gravy | Soya Chaap Masala



Soya Chaap Gravy | Soya Chaap Masala



3. Grind onions and a cup of water in a blender to form a smooth paste.



Soya Chaap Gravy | Soya Chaap Masala


4. Add a pinch of asafoetida and cumin seeds in the remaining oil. When seeds starts to sputter, add tomatoes & cook it on a lower medium flame for about 5-7 minutes until all the moisture is gone and the mixture is nicely roasted.



Soya Chaap Gravy | Soya Chaap Masala


5. Next, add spices like salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, garam masala, and give it a good mix to make sure that the spices are well combined.



Soya Chaap Gravy | Soya Chaap Masala


6. Add onions into the the tomato paste and stir continuously for about a minute.



Soya Chaap Gravy | Soya Chaap Masala


7. Add roasted Soya Chaap pieces into the onion-tomato paste and mix it than cover over low heat for 5-7 minutes.


Soya Chaap Gravy | Soya Chaap Masala


8. Now add 2 cups of water and cover over low heat for 10 minutes.


Soya Chaap Gravy | Soya Chaap Masala


9. Add chopped coriander leaves and stir for about 2 minutes. Mix properly and turn off the flame.


10. Serve soya chaap gravy with steamed rice, naan or kulcha.



Soya Chaap Gravy | Soya Chaap Masala



How to make Soya Chaap Gravy or Soya Chaap Masala?


Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Serves: 4-6 People
Author : The Food Root


Ingredients:


for marination


6 Soya Chaap Sticks
Oil for shallow frying Soya Chaap pieces
3 tbsp yogurt
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp chaat masala or 1 tbsp salt

for onion tomato gravy


5 tomatoes, roughly chopped
3 onions, sliced
2-3 tbsp oil
3/4 inch ginger, grated
4-5 garlic cloves
2-3 green chillies
2 cups of water
a pinch of asafoetida
1 tbsp cumin seeds
3/4 tbsp coriander powder
3/4 tbsp red chilli powder
3/4 tbsp turmeric powder
3/4 tbsp cumin powder
1/4 tsp garam masala
1 tbsp salt or as per your taste
1 handful fresh coriander freah leaves, chopped 


Method:


How to Marinate Soya chaap


1. Wash and dry all the Soya Chaaps along with sticks. Remove the Soya Chaap from the sticks and cut them into 1-1.5 inch chunks.

2. Heat the oil and shallow fry the pieces from both the sides on a lower medium flame or till it turns golden brown. This will take about 6-8 minutes.

3. Marinate the fried Soya Chaap with butter, chaat masala and yogurt. 

4. Mix until all the fried Soya Chaaps are well coated. Cover the bowl and refrigerte for minimum for 30 minutes.


How to Make Onion-Tomato Gravy


1. Grind tomatoes, ginger, garlic and green chillies to form a smooth paste.

2. Heat oil. Add sliced onions & cook them on a lower medium flame till it turns golden brown. This would take about 5-7 minutes.

3. Grind onions and a cup of water in a blender to form a smooth paste.

4. Add a pinch of asafoetida and cumin seeds in the remaining oil. 

5. When seeds starts to sputter, add tomato pulp & stir continuously on a lower medium flame for about 5-6 minutes until the mixture is nicely roasted.

6. Next, add spices like salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, garam masala, and give it a good mix to make sure that the spices are well combined.

7. Add onions into the the tomato paste and stir continuously for about a minute.

8. Add roasted Soya Chaap pieces into the tomato-onion paste and mix it than cover over low heat for 5-7 minutes.

9. Now add 2 cups of water and cover over low heat for 10 minutes.

10. Add chopped coriander leaves and stir for about 2 minutes. Mix properly and turn off the flame.

11. Serve soya chaap gravy with steamed rice, naan or kulcha.



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