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Spicy Soya chunks poriyal | Soya Chunks Dry Curry

spicy Soya Chunks Dry Curry
Soya chunks are rich in proteins. They provide essential nutrients for vegetarians and it is referred as Meat Alternative.  This Soya chunks dry curry is prepared in South Indian Style. Fresh masala is prepared by grinding Indian spices. Then the soya chunks is cooked in this freshly ground spice powder. This spicy soya chunks poriyal can be served with variety rice, curd rice , chapati or Naan. Please check below for step by step instructions and pictures for preparing South Indian style soya chunks poriyal.

Preparation Time:     10 mins
Cook Time :                20 mins
Ready in :                   30 mins
Yields :                         3 Servings
Soya chunks poriyal

Table 1:
1 tbsp
1/4 tsp
Ginger and garlic finely chopped 
2 tsp
Curry leaves
Shallots chopped lengthwise
1/4 Cup
Soya chunks 
1 Cup
Coriander leaves chopped
2 stalks

Table 2: To dry roast and grind
Black pepper                     
1/2 tsp                 
Coriander seeds
1 tsp
Channa Dal
1  tsp
Urad Dal
1  tsp
Red chillies
Fennel seeds
1 tsp

  • Soak soya chunks in hot boiling water for 10 mins and close with a lid. After 10 mins, wash in cold water for 2-3 times. Strain and squeeze the extra water from soya chunks. Cut soya chunks into 2 pieces.
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  • Dry roast all the ingredients from table 2. Grind it to a coarse powder.
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  • Heat Oil in a pan. Add mustard, when it splutters add finely chopped ginger, garlic, curry leaves. Fry till raw smell goes off. Add shallots and fry till shallots turn translucent.
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  • Add soya chunks. Add the ground powder, salt and sprinkle some water. Fry for 2-3 mins till raw smell goes off. Switch of the stove and garnish with coriander leaves.
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Spicy Soya chunks poriyal | Soya Chunks Dry Curry
Spicy Soya chunks poriyal | Soya Chunks Dry Curry

Adjust chilly and pepper to your taste.


  1. very very healthy and delicious looking poriyal with soya chunks :) looks super yumm !!

  2. Soya chunks poriyal looks delicious. Will definitely try this out and let you know.

  3. Certainly good source of protein. My other half somehow does not like the taste. I shall try your wonderful version with the balance of soy I have in the fridge when he is traveling.

  4. Very very healthy and delicious poriyal Nithya....

  5. Looks so delicious. must try soon

  6. healthy and yummy dish..I don't eat soy chunks..but my hubby's fav dish....


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