Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Soya Wadi Roast

You will need:

  • 1 big onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 4 garlic pods (finely chopped)
  • ½ inch ginger (finely chopped)
  • 3 green chillies (finely chopped)
  • 1 tsp pepper powder
  • 1 string curry leaves
  • 2 tbsp oil
For Cooking Soya:

  • 2 cups of soya chunks
  • 1 tsp vinegar/ 1 lemon juice
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup water

For Roasting:
  • 1 cup grated coconut
  • 1 tsp coriander powder/ coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 5 red chillies
  • 1 string curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp oil

Step 1:

For Soya Cooking:

First soak the soya in hot water for 10 to 15 mins. Then rough chop the soya into bite size pieces. Chopping the soya will allow the spices to get inside soya.

Now boil the soya along with the ingredients under For Soya cooking. i.e with vinegar, salt, coriander powder, chilli powder and water. Allow it to cook for 5 to 10 mins. Drain the soya and keep it aside.

Step 2:

For Roasting:

Heat oil in a pan on low heat. Add ingredients under For Roasting i.e, grated coconut, red chillies, cumin seeds, curry leaves and coriander powder. Fry it till you get dark brown color.

Allow it to cool and grind to a fine powder/ paste. Paste or powder will work fine for this recipe.

Step 3:

For making Soya Roast:

Heat oil in pan. When the oil is hot add ginger, garlic, green chillies, and onions and fry it till it turn golden brown color. Now add the drained soya chunks, garam masala, coriander powder, curry leaves, pepper powder and fry it. After 3 mins add the roasted powder/ paste and fry it till you get dark color like roasted beef.

Frying will take minimum 5 to 10 mins. But the outcome will be delicious when its roasted till it get dark color on medium flame. Enjoy with dal rice!!!!!!!!!!!

Dosa, nethili curry and soya roast!!!


I added 1 cup of baked ground beef (leftover from Kheema Paratha) to this dish along with ground paste, which made the dish very tasty than what i expected.


Anonymous said...

I love your blog viji...Added to my favourites ur's and our SIO...Keep up the great work.

BTW, Anchovies American store la kidaikuma ? I love to eat Dry fish fry...4 yrs aaguthu saaptu. Must try.

Viji, onemore thing, i tasted in Anjappar Chennai - Nethili Fish Fry. They marinate the nethili fish like, adding ingredients sombu powder, chilli powder, salt, ginger garlic paste, pinch of garam masala and then deep fry in oil. Finally they will topped with deep fried Curry leaves..Yummy...If you find time try it. Good combination for rasam and thayir satham.

Also neei meen karuvadu kidaikuma pa inga ??? Pls let me know the shop name dear - shan.

Vijitha said...

Hi Shan, Thanks for adding in your favourites. Regarding Anchovies you can get canned anchovies from American store.

I haven't got any dry fish yet from here. So i have no idea about where to get dry fish. I got nethili fish from All Indian Grocery store, Yonkers, NY.

I have made nethili fry also. But very lazy to post everything in one go. Thanks for the suggestion. Nethili mean got over. Will get it next time and try your verison of fish fry.

john from bangor said...

hi! is the SOYA you talk about soya wadi, little dried crunchy puffs of soya? (eg. SWAD soya wadi?)

Vijitha said...

Yes John .. Same soya wadi.. Swad brand.. you r right..