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Soya Curry (Meal Maker Curry)

 Published 2009-Oct-05   Updated 2017-Oct-31

- Submitted by Mubeen

(Soya Granules Gravy, Meal Maker Potato Curry, Soya Kurma, Vegetarian Meat Curry, Soy Curry)

Soya Curry With Soya Chunks

Recipe For Soy Curry


  • Soya Chunks or Granules (Usually comes in Nutrela Brand) - 3/4 cup if using granules & 1.5 cup if using chunks
  • Potato - 1 medium size
  • Onion -1 medium size
  • Tomato -1
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Meat Masala Powder (any brand of your choice) - about 1 tbsp
  • Whole garam masala - 1 bay leaf, 1 cinnamon, 2-3 cloves, 2-3 cardamoms
  • Salt - as needed
  • Oil - 1 tbsp

For Grinding (Optional)

  • Coconut - 4 tbsp
  • Cumin/Fennel Seeds - 1 tsp


  1. In a kadai, pour some oil. When it gets heated up splutter the whole garam masala.
  2. Fry the onions immediately till it becomes soft.
  3. Add the GG paste. Once the mixture (onion and GG paste) is little done, put the tomatoes.
  4. After they get little cooked, add the potatoes cut in small cubes.
  5. Add the meat masala powder and turmeric powder and give a toss till the mixture gets coated good with masala.
  6. In the meantime, soak the soya chunks or the granules for few minutes and boil in the microwave for 3 minutes.Then squish the water out and clean it up before putting in the mixture.
  7. Add the soya chunks or granules to the mixture.Let it mix well.
  8. Once the whole mixture gets little boiled and coated with masala pour the ground mixture (coconut and cumin seeds) into the gravy. This gives more richness to the gravy.
  9. Add required water and salt. Let it come to a boil and let it simmer for few minutes before switching off.


  • Soya Chunks provide much better taste with potatoes than soy granules. When using soya granules, you can avoid the potatoes also.

Soya Curry With Soy Granules

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Comments (10)

Person   ()
Is there an alternative for coconut ?
Person   ()
Just reduce the spices and skip the coconut..
Person   ()
How do you make soya yogurt. I miss it very much.
Person   ()
I will share the recipe soon.
Person   ()
can we have any other combinations with soya granules (like egg)
Person   ()
yes sure. i haven't personally tried the combination but it sounds interesting. try it and give ur comments. cooking is all about experimenting with different flavours.
Person   ()
i really understand the soya curry recipe it is very easy to prepare thank you
Person   ()
Thank You. Do make the curry and share your comments.
Person   ()
soya is my son's favourite. very often i make this. i do not use potato in this . i must try your variation except meat masala
Person   ()
Hi Raji, Meat Masala is just a blend of different spices like corriander, cumin, fennel and garam masala. It is purely vegetarian. It is used just to make things easier instead of adding all the different spices.

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Comment by sindhu guttula
hi...ur recipe seems to be interesting but am having a doubt, what do u mean by " pour the ground mixture (coconut and cumin seeds) into the gravy" they are not mentioned in the ingredients. do u want me to grind both?

Reply :-
Hi Sindhu, You have to grind them together and add to the garvy. It is mentioned in the ingredients list seperately as ' for grinding'.

Comment by Namagiri Sridhar
I am a vegetarian. Is there any substitute for meat masala powder?

Reply :-
Hi Namagiri, Meat masala powder is a blend of different spices like garam masala, corriander seeds, fennel seeds, chillies etc. It is purely vegetarian. You can use 2 tsp of corriander powder, 1 tsp of chilly powder, 1/2 tsp of fennel seed powder and 1/2 tsp of garam masala powder instead.

Comment by muk ta
Pls. help can we add soya powder to indian dahi curry
Reply :-
Yes you can..

Comment by f fernandes on 30 March 2010 15:41PM
I tried this dish with soya chunks,it was tasty but mine was bit dry.The picture is up on my blog

Reply :-
Hi Fiona, Good to hear that you tried the dish. I went through your blog. You have a great collection of recipes. Am definetely going to try a few of them.

Comment by Chetan Y on 08 February 2010 18:25PM
I am lil confused here with the steps. could you plese differetiate between gravy and mixture? what we have done with coconut?please elobrate on the steps more? I really liked the concept behind the dish and really wanted to try.
Reply :-
Hi Chetan, I've elaborated the steps. Do try it. Please ask if you have any more doubts.

Comment by SUNITHA MENON on 06 January 2010 13:27PM
are the soya chunks same as soya beans?

Reply :-
soya beans are different from soya chunks... soya beans are legumes and are available as dry beans or fresh frozen beans. Soya Chunks are made from soya flour. It is available in all indian stores. These are in round chunks and its texture after cooking is like meat.

Comment by Parimala Akkayasamy on 19 October 2009 01:50AM
It was good. I added a little more red chilli powder to spice it up a little bit and also added little chicken to make my husband eat :)

Reply :-
Hi Parimala,Thanks for trying it and giving a tip for adding chicken. Will try out next time.

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