Soya Chilli Recipe

Soya Chilli is an Indo-Chinese dish. For soya chilli recipe, soya chunks are marinated before it is fried, which makes it very flavorful. A thick gravy is made using cornflour slurry, sauce, Kashmiri chilli powder, etc. Kashmiri chilli powder lends a nice color apart from the use of tomato sauce and soya sauce. This delicious soya chunks recipe goes well with chapati, jeera rice, vegetable pulao, etc.

I have previously done chilli soya chunks with eggs.



Soya chunks – 125 gm


Salt – 1/2 tsp


Kashmiri chilli powder – 1 tsp

Maida – 1 tbsp

Cornflour – 2 tbsp

Ginger garlic paste – ½ tsp

Soya sauce – 1 tsp

Vinegar – 1 tsp (Optional)

Salt – ½ tsp

Oil – 1 tsp


Garlic, chopped – 1 ½ tbsp

Ginger, chopped – 1 tbsp

Green chilli, chopped – 3

Onion, cut into chunks – 2 medium

Capsicum, cut into square pieces – 1

Tomato, chopped – 1 small

Spring onion – ¼ cup

Kashmiri chilli powder – 1 tsp

Tomato sauce – ¼ cup

Soya sauce – 1 tbsp

Water – 1 cup Cornflour – 1 tsp


Immerse soya chunks in water. Add salt.

Pressure cook until 1 whistle. Let the pressure release on its own. Open the pressure cooker and wash soya chunks thoroughly.

Using hands, squeeze out water from soya chunks. Add Kashmiri chilli powder, salt, maida, cornflour, ginger garlic paste, soya sauce, vinegar, 1 tsp oil. Mix well to combine. Set aside for 10 minutes.

Heat oil in a pan. When oil is hot, add soya chunks. Fry for 3 minutes on each side. Fried soya chunks are ready.

In the remaining oil, add garlic and ginger. Saute for 1 minute on high flame. Add green chilli, onion, and capsicum. Saute for 5 minutes. Add tomato and spring onion. Cook till tomato is cooked.

Add 1 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder, tomato sauce and soya sauce. Saute for 2-3 minutes. Add fried soya chunks. Saute for 2-3 minutes.

Mix water and cornflour to make a slurry. Add this to curry. On medium flame, allow it to boil. Taste check for salt and sauce. If required, add now.

Close the lid and cook for 5 minutes on low flame. After 5 minutes, soya chilli is ready.

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