Protein Treasure – Soya Kurma

Being a vegetarian, it is tough to find and make protein rich food. Pulses, legumes are common source of protein in my diet. To keep things different in my meals I am on a constant lookout to find out foods rich in protein and prepare them. Soya is well-known to be rich with protein. I happened to stumble across a box of soya chunks in the pantry. This was a ‘Ta-da’! moment for me. I grabbed it to try this recipe. Try it out as a pleasant surprise awaits for you to savor.


1 1/2 cups soya granules (I used soya chunks to make granules. Grind soya chunks in a food processor. It should not be a fine powder.)

2 tomatoes (finely chopped)

1 onion (finely chopped)

2 tsp grated ginger

2 tsp grated garlic

2 tsp green chillies (finely chopped or to taste)

1 cup carrot (chopped into small cubes)

1/2 cup green peas

2 tbsp cilantro (finely chopped)

1 tbsp coriander powder

1 tsp turmeric powder

1 tsp red chilli powder

2 tsp Kitchen King Masala (u can find this in any indian grocery store)

2 tbsp Oil

2 tsp cumin seeds

Salt to taste


  1. Soak soya granules in warm water for approximately 15 – 20 mins.
  2. In a hot pan add oil.
  3. Then add in the cumin seeds.
  4. Once they start to crackle, add in green chillies, ginger and garlic.
  5. Once golden brown, toss in the onions. Cook the onions till they are golden brown.
  6. Now toss in the carrots. Stir well. Cover it and cook it for 3 – 5 mins.
  7. Now add the coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chilli powder. Mix well.
  8. Now add the tomatoes and salt to taste. Mix well. Cook the tomatoes, until you see oil along the edges.
  9. Once the tomatoes are cooked, add peas. Squeeze the water out from the soya granules and add them to the mixture. Stir it well. Cover and cook for 5 mins on a low flame. (If you want it to be a curry consistency, use the water from the squeezed soya granules for your curry)
  10. Add the kitchen king masala and cilantro.
  11. Its done.

Serving Tips:

  • Enjoy this with chapatis, or paratha or bread of your liking.
  • You can also make toasted sandwiches, by using this curry as the filling.

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