1 cup soya chunks
3 cups hot water for soaking
1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
3 tbsp cornstarch
2 tbsp all-purpose flour
1 tsp Kashmiri red chili powder
salt to taste
oil for frying
1 tbsp oil
2 garlic cloves--finely chopped
1 tbsp onion--finely chopped
4 tbsp green parts of green onions--chopped
1/4 cup bell pepper--chopped
1 tbsp chilli sauce
1 tbsp vinegar
2 tbsp tomato sauce
1 tbsp soy sauce
Soya manchurian is a meal that will appeal to both vegetarians and meat eaters. The meat eater gets something that tastes like chicken while vegetarians juicy, tasty, and crisp soya meal.
Soya manchurian does not require as much oil as other manchurian meals and, unless you decide to explore deep frying, it is a meal that can be made quite quickly.
You let one side get a little toasted while the other just gets lightly stirred.
Health Benefits of Soya
- It is a protein rich food. It helps to make muscles.
- It comes into low glycemic index food category. Best for those who are looking to lose weight naturally.
- It is a good source of Vitamins A, B, C, and K. These vitamins help to boost immunity, improve vision, and prevent cell damage.
- It is a good source of dietary fiber and good food for diabetics.
- It is a good source of iron.
- It is rich in minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, copper, and zinc. These minerals are good for hair, skin, and nail health.
How to Make Soya Manchurian
(1 cup = 255 ml)
1. In a large bowl, soak soya chunks in hot water for 15 minutes. Squeeze out the water from soya chunks and transfer to bowl.
2. Add ginger-garlic paste, cornstarch, all-purpose flour, chilli powder, and salt to taste. Combine all the ingredients well, adding 1 tbsp. water if needed.
3. Heat oil in a pan for deep frying or shallow frying.
4. Fry until soya turns crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove soya with a slotted spoon and set aside.
5. In a large kadhai (or wok), heat 1 tbsp. oil on high heat and sauté garlic. Add onion, green onions, and bell pepper and sauté well.
6. Add chilli sauce, vinegar, tomato sauce, soy sauce, and salt to taste. Mix all the ingredients well.
7. Add in fried soya chunks and mix well.
8. Garnish with additional chopped green onions.
1. One acre of soybeans can produce 82,368 crayons.
2. Soybean oil provides an environmentally friendly fuel for diesel engines.
3. During the Civil War, soybeans were used in place of coffee because real coffee was scarce.
4. 98 percent of the soybean and livestock farms in the country are still family farms.
5. U.S. farmers first grew soybeans as cattle feed.
6. 45 percent of the world’s soybean acreage and 55 percent of production is in the United States.
7. Soy ink is used to print newspapers and textbooks.
8. Soybean is used in plastics, wood adhesives and textiles.