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Soya Chunks Cutlet Recipe / Soya Chunks Tikki Recipe / How to make cutlet with Meal Maker

Soya Chunks Cutlet Recipe / Soya Chunks Tikki Recipe / How to make cutlet with Meal Maker

Soya Chunks Cutlet / Tikki is an easy, simple and healthy food that can be prepared in minutes. Beauty in this dish is I have prepared soya chunks tikki with olive oil, as I came across Leonardo Olive oil – COOK ALL, which is curated in a way that it can be used in All Indian cooking.

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Soya Chunks Tikki recipe / Meal Maker cutlet recipe

I have infused boiled potatoes, grated carrots to the soya chunks cutlet for more flavor, taste and healthiness. We use to refer soya chunks as meal maker, and this meal maker cutlet is perfect when served during tea-time or and after school snack or for brunch. Let me share the recipe…

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Soya Chunks Tikki recipe / Meal Maker cutlet recipe

Ingredients:

  • Soya chunks – 100 gm
  • Potatoes – 75 gm
  • Grated carrot – 50 gm
  • Chilli powder – ½ tsp or Black Pepper powder – ½ tsp
  • Garam masala – ½ tsp 
  • Cumin powder – ½ tsp
  • Lemon juice – 1 tsp
  • Coriander stalks – 3 nos
  • Salt – ½ tsp
  • Egg – 1 no
  • Bread crumbs – 1 cup
  • Olive oil – 2 tbsp

Preparation:

  • Boil 2 cups of water, remove it from fire and add soya chunks / meal maker and let it rest for 10 mins or until it doubles in size and becomes soft.
  • Clean and finely chop the coriander stalks, keep it aside.
  • Boil the potatoes, peel the skin and mash them well.
  • Break egg, beat the egg well by adding little salt.
  • Drain the water, squeeze out the excess water from the soya chunks, and grind it.
  • Transfer the ground mixture to a bowl, add grated carrot, mashed potatoes, chilli powder, garam masala, coriander stalks and knead it well to a dough.
  • Take a small portion of the mixture, roll it to a ball, dip it in the egg mixture, then roll it over the bread crumbs and gently flatten it in between your palms.
  • Heat olive oil or any cooking oil in a tawa, gently add the flatten soya chunks mixture, cook on both sides, for few mins or until it’s perfectly cooked.
  • Transfer it to plate.

Serve hot with tomato sauce or mayonnaise.

 Note: I have used egg for coating and if you need a vegetarian option you could go for corn flour stratch (mix a tbsp. of corn flour with 2 tbsp of water) and substitute it instead of egg

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

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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Ingredients:

  • 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 –

Preparation:

  • 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.

 

 

Soya Chunks Roast with Eastern Beef Ularthu Masala

Soya Chunks Roast with Eastern Beef Ularthu Masala

When it comes to Eastern Beef Ularthu Masala, people think we can only prepare Beef Ularthu Masala, but we forget about the flavor, texture and colour of the masala. Yes, we can prepare a vegetarian dish with the non-veg masala, and so is Eastern Beef Ularthu Masala. I have used Soya chunks/Meal maker for this recipe, you can also use cauliflower, baby potato and radish.

Soya chunks Roast is one such recipe, derived from Eastern Beef ularthu Masala. This goes out well as a side dish for lunch and dinner. It just takes 10 mins for the preparation and cooking.

Health benefits of Soya Chunks / Meal Maker – Soya chunks is rich in protein, reduces cholesterol, helps in digestion, also it reduces the risk of osteoporosis.

Note: I have used small Soya chunks, if you are using big ones, after soaking, squeeze the water, chop them into pieces and boil or pressure-cook them. Let me share the recipe…

Soya Chunks Roast with Eastern Beef Ularthu Masala

Soya Chunks Roast with Eastern Beef Ularthu Masala

Ingredients:

  • Soya Chunks – 1 ½ cups
  • Eastern Beef ullarthu Masala – 2 tsp
  • Grated coconut – 2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Split Black gram – ½ tsp
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Coconut oil – 1 tbsp
  • Red chilli powder – ¾ tsp (optional)
  • Salt

Making of Soya chunks / Meal Maker Fry –

Preparation:

  • Soak soya chunks in water for 20 min, boil or pressure-cook for 3 whistles. Remove the lid when the pressure releases and drain water, reserve ½ cup of water for the later use.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, add in the mustard seeds, split black gram, curry leaves, and wait until they crackle.
  • Add the soya chunks, followed by EASTERN beef ullarthu masala, salt along with red chilli powder (only when you need spicier).
  • Pour ½ cup of the reserved water and cook for 5 mins.
  • Add grated coconut, when it becomes dry and cook for another 5 mins.
  • Remove from fire, once it becomes dry.

Serve hot with any variety rice or steamed rice and sambar.