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Soya Chunks Fry (Meal Maker Fry)

 Published 2011-May-12   Updated 2017-Aug-10

- Submitted by Dahlia

(Mealmaker Varuval, Soy Dry Fry, Soy Chunks Fry, Vegetarian meat fry)

Recipe For Soya Fry (Meal Maker Fry)


  • Soya Chunks (Soy / Meal Maker Chunks) - 2 cups
  • Onion - 1 big (thinly sliced)
  • Green Chillies - 3 or 4 (slit lengthwise)
  • Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tsp
  • Cilantro - handful (finely chopped)
  • Salt - as needed

For Seasoning

  • Oil - 3-4 tbsp
  • Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry Leaves - 2 springs

Spice Mix

  • Red Chilly Powder - 1 tsp
  • Coriander Powder - 2 tsp
  • Cumin Powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Fennel Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Pepper Powder - 1/4 tsp


  1. Wash and soak the soya chunks in hot salted water for 10-15 minutes.  
  2. Sqeeze the chunks and keep them aside.
  3. Heat 1 tblsp of oil in a pan. Splutter the mustard seeds and curry leaves.
  4. Add the sliced onions and green chillies. Saute till the onion sweats. Add the ginger garlic paste and fry for a minute.
  5. Next add the soya chunks. Add about 1/4 cup of water and some salt. Cover and cook for about 7-8 mintes till most of the water dries up.
  6. Add all the spice powders under 'spice mix'. (You may also use 1.5 tblsp of some good brand of chicken masala instead of all these powders.)
  7. Add another 2-3 tblsp of oil and increase the heat. Stir fry for 8-10 minutes till all the pieces get fried well. This dish needs a little extra oil if you want a rich colour and taste. (NOTE: You can switch off at any stage depending on your personal choice. The longer you fry it, the more it will become crispier and its colour will become deeper.)
  8. Finally add some chopped cilantro and switch off. Soy chunks fry is ready to be served.

Serving Suggestion

  • Serve as a side-dish for fried rice, biryani, white rice or chapatti.


  • You can add some potatoes, capsicum or any beans like green peas or chickpeas along with the soya chunks. This would make a nice side-dish for chapattis.

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Comments (21)

Person   ()
very nice way of using Soya seeds. I think It will give more nutrient value & proteins.
Person   ()
True. Thanks for leaving your comments.
Person   ()
Hi so nice dish I ever ate in my life
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Thank you.
Person   ()
I have tried this recipes but it is coming out watery
Person   ()
Hi Rudresh, I have mentioned to cook for first 8 minutes covered and then cook on high flame for another 8 minutes. If it is still watery, stirfry on high flame for few more minutes till all the moisture dries up and it gets fried well.
Person   ()
its amazing
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Thank you.
Person   ()
Can you please share us some variety soybean recipes.
Person   ()
Check this out.
Person   ()
I tried this recipe and taste good....really so good..
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Thank you.
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It's a good recipe and easy too. Thank you!
Person   ()
Quick, tasty and easy....
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I tried this recipe... Simply good!!!
Person   ()
Thank you for trying.
Person   ()
awesome recepie enjoyed at late 2 o clock at night was feeling hungry cooked and a awesome thing came out..........
Person   ()
Oh wow... enjoy!!
Person   ()
Dear Dahlia... I just tried the recipe for Soya fry and it has come out amazingly... Thank you and I wish you all success...
Person   ()
very good recipe. i really like all the recipes in this site..

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Old Comments

Comment by asha s
Delicious receipes......,Thanx
Reply :-
    Thank You.

Comment by Dhanya Somaraj
    i prepared this recipe one sunday and it has become my family's most wanted recipe now..thanks santhiya
Reply :-
    Thats nice to hear. Keep trying new recipes.

Comment by Vikas Sarna
    I can feel that this dish will be good to taste but there is one more recipie for Soya chunks that is Soya Pakora.If you have that recipie plese reply.
Reply :-
Hi Vikas,
    To make Soya Pakoda, soak the soya chunks for 10 minutes and boil it for another 5-10 minutes in salted water. Sqeeze the chunks and proceed like you would make normal pakodas. Here's the general recipes for making pakodas.

Comment by sabina azad
    Looks very yummy...should be a perfect replacement of the mutton fry,for dieting people.
Reply :-
    Yes Sabina, It tastes very similar to mutton fry. Perfect for people trying to avoid non veg and include other sources of protein in their diet.

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