Soya chunks fry recipe / Meal Maker Fry recipe / Soya Varuval recipe


Soya chunks is commonly known as meal maker, which is protein rich food and acts as a substitute of non-vegetarian’s protein. Meal Maker is also good for weight loss, usually in mom’s place we don’t ever use soya chunks or meal maker, but came across this soya chunks / meal maker through my mother-in-law. My mother-in-law goes very often to temple, every day she has a reason to avoid non-veg and so soya chunks / meal maker is being the substitute for many of her dishes right from Biryani till Kootu and fry.

I have also shared few soya chunks / meal maker recipes like Soya chunks Roast, Soya chunks kurma, Soya chunks Pulao, Soya chunks Briyani / Meal Maker Biryani, Soya Paratha, Soya Tikki / Meal Maker Cutlet, and Aloo Soya Gravy.  

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Soya chunks Fry / Meal Maker Varuval

Soya chunks Fry / Meal Maker varuval is a perfect side dish for any variety rice or lunch when accompanied with rice and curry. Soya chunks fry is very simple and easy to make with few ingredients available at our kitchen. Also this crisp and soft, so goes out well with curd rice. Let me share the recipe…

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  • Soya Chunks / Meal Maker – 150 gm
  • Onion – 1 no (medium size)
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Cumin powder – 1 tsp
  • Split Black gram / split Black lentil – ½ tsp
  • Chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Curry leaves – 2 sprigs
  • Salt to taste
  • Coconut Oil or any cooking oil – 1 tbsp

Making of Soya chunks Fry / Meal Maker Fry / Meal Maker Varuval –


  • Boil a cup of water, once the water starts boiling, remove it from fire, add the soya chunks / meal maker and soak it for 2 to 5 mins or until it becomes soft.
  • Drain the water, squeeze out the water from the soya chunks/meal maker and finely chop them into pieces.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, add the mustard, split black gram and curry leaves.
  • Add the onions and cook until the onions turn transparent.
  • Add the soya chunks / meal maker, add the turmeric powder, chilli powder, cumin powder and salt, cook for few mins or until the raw smell goes off.
  • Drizzle little oil along the sides, and cook in medium flame for 2 to 3 mins or until the soya chunks/meal maker turns crisp or golden brown in color.
  • Remove it from fire and transfer it to a bowl.

Serve hot with lunch.

Note: Cover the bowl, only when the soya chunks fry / meal maker varuval comes to room temperature, so that it stays crisp else it would turn soggy.



Bread Making Class at Toscano, Bangalore


Got an invite for Toscano’s Master Cooking Class for their Bread Baking class – Wow! I like Bread baking, but most of the time it’s been a OOPS experience for me. I was very happy, for attending the Bread Making class, previously went for a master class about Pasta and it was super good.

Toscano at VR Bengaluru, conducted it’s cooking class under the title “Unveil the Secrets of Bread and Baking at Toscano” where Chefs Sadish Kumar and Goutham Balasubramanian of Thursday, 13 July,2017 shared the secrets of Bread and Baking techniques with home-bakers.

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Chef Sadish with baked goodies

It was a 2 hours class, and we got learn the essentials of dough making, with 3 different types of bread – Multi-grain bread, Focaccia and Bread Sticks. The Cooking demo was a great experience, where the chefs revealed the secrets from mixing, kneading, fermenting, shaping and finally the baking part. I would say the class was too good, for even a beginner to get their hands-on bread baking to a perfect one.

The class was conducted at Toscano, VR Bengaluru, Whitefield Main Road. They charge Rs.999/- for class with tea, snacks, lunch and a recipe sheet. They have their classes on Monthly basis, and where conducted all over the Toscano in Bangalore – for more details about the next class – When and Where you could refer their Facebook page or You could reach out to +91 80-46524050.

Are you a Tea Lover or Want to spot out a Tea Lover?


Are you a Tea Lover or Want to find a Tea Lover within you or with you – then certainly you need to know all these six facts. Tea comes from the foot hills and slopes of the hills, and the world’s finest tea comes from the “Happy Valley Tea” Estates. Tea is one of the most preferred hot beverage across Indian subcontinent Asia. Also, its popular in Europe and Great Britain.

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Black Tea

As a Tea lover, I would say that, A cup of warm tea is energizing, boosts mind with positive energy, cuts of laziness, and even promotes weight loss. Tea is infused with properties that are linked to limit the risk of stroke, so this being one more reason to cherish yourself as a Tea Lover.

To spot out the tea lover

For a tea lover, starting a day without a hot cup of tea is unimaginable. It’s only the flavor of the tea that makes them wake up.

Brewing Time: Do you know that the brewing time is more important in tea, every tea has not the same brewing time. Brewing time differs from green tea, white tea to black tea, as the taste, flavor change. A tea lover, waits for the perfect brewing time and spots out the brewing time from their first sip.

Buys Exotic Tea: As there are wide varieties of tea now in market, they like to try different varieties and also, they very well describe the taste, flavor of the tea. Like green tea to white tea or oolong tea. And they also stock the best variety of tea from all over the world.

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Green tea

Panics when No Tea Leaves: For a tea lover, as their world is only tea, they carefully stock up the tea, and they never want to run out of tea leaves. When they are tuned to tea at certain times, they need it right at that time, else their whole day is ruined out. Consuming a daily dose of anti-oxidant tea from the hills of Happy Valley Tea Estate, they stay more happy and peaceful.

Flaunt their knowledge about Tea: They like to communicate with the tea lovers, discuss more about tea – may be the variety of tea, brewing time of tea. They would also identify the quality of the tea in the first sip and the brewing time of the tea from its color. Also, more important is they find out the difference between the “first flush” and “second flush”.

Coffee? What? Every tea lover has distinct strong avoidance for coffee, when any of them calls for a coffee break, they strangely look at them and starts thinking for having friendship with someone who likes tea and not coffee.

They are Never Sick of Tea: Tea lover never gets sick of tea, how many times you offer tea, they just gulp it and never says the word no. Getting tired of tea is like getting sick of breathing.

Different forms of serving: Tea can also be served in different forms may be inducing them in food or consumed as iced tea – check out our cinnamon tea, full roasted smoked Tea Chicken, Lemon-Iced Tea, Masala Tea, Plum Cardamom Iced Tea. 

Making of Cinnamon Tea –

So, it’s not difficult to spot out a Tea lover. Moreover, when they need a solution for any problem or feel sick or feel moody or anything – it only takes a cup of tea for them to get relax and find out the solution.