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Friday, 7 September 2012

Soya Granules Stir Fry - Step by Step Recipe

Until a few years ago I never liked soya chunks or granules; I used to find the strong smell of soya quite repulsive, till I tried out the cutlets. Deep frying eliminated the soya smell and those cutlets were delicious.

Today I wanted to give all that frying a miss and try something simple, but was not sure if I could make it taste good. Hubby too in not very fond of these granules; I knew I had a big challenge with soya; I had to make a tasty and non-soya smell dish.

A quick look into the fridge, the fresh veggies caught my attention I had also picked up some sauces for my indo-chinese dishes at home, I instantly knew then what I was going to make!!

Soya granules
1 cup (cup holds 200ml)Method:
Warm water
3 cups
Ginger-garlic paste
1 tbsp
Broccoli finely chopped
7-8 florets
Carrots julienned
2 small
Chopped capsicum
1 small or half large capsicum
Sliced onions
1 medium
Soya sauce
1 ½ tsp
Chili sauce
1 tsp
Hot n Sweet sauce
1 ½ tsp
As per taste
Shredded Cabbage
A handful for garnishing 

Serves – 2-3 persons
Preparation time – 15 minutes
Cooking time – 10 minutes

  • Chop all the vegetables, make the ginger garlic paste keep aside.

  • Take one cup soya granules add 3 cups warm water, keep it for 10-12 minutes soya granules will soak up most of the water.
  • Squeeze out the excess water.
  • Now comes out m iron wok / kadhai, you can even use a heavy bottom pan. Add ginger-garlic paste , saute for 1 minute then add the sliced onion and saute for 1 minute.

  • Add all the chopped vegetable and saute 3-4 minutes, till the veggies start to cook.
  • Then add the soya granules and saute vegetable and soya for a minute
  • Add the soya sauce, chili sauce and sweet n sour sauce and mix everything together.

  • Add salt as per taste, I avoided ajinomoto but you can add if you wish.
  • Garnish with shredded cabbage and serve hot
  • I had this whole wheat toast, tastes good with roti's too!
  • And yes better half gave me a thumbs up!


  1. Sounds healthy and mouthwatering..

  2. M Hubby loves this to the core..Would love to have these with chapatis

  3. Mmmm... soya granules, our favourite. Will certainly try this recipe. I usually add it to my pulao alongwith other veggies. To appease my chicken loving son ;)
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  4. Soya is so healthy for you, I need to make more of it too and innovative like u

  5. healthy and yummy preparation..

  6. healthy and delicious looking fry. glad to follow you.

  7. Looks great. First time to your blog. will be regular now...

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  9. So the dish is finally revealed! Like your idea for tackling the notorious soya smell. Good looking stir-fry, I can eat a bowl of that anytime!

  10. I love cooking with soya. It's such a crowd pleaser and my vegetarian friend sare always happy. This dish looks simple, easy and wonderful!

  11. healthy recipe..very nice dish

  12. Very nutritious and colourful veg fry. Love this addition of soya with broccolli.

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  15. Hi Gauri awesome preparation,, I actually don't cook soya due to its bland taste but my hubby loves it even if its raw :/ This looks like a perfect one for it flavorful Gauri??

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    1. Hi Divya, It is had a great flavour, firstly due to the ginger-garlic paste and then the sauce. Its almost like a Chinese stir fry but with the addition of ajinomoto!
      Hope you try is and is loved by your hubby :))

    2. Thanks dear..Oh then must try..will def try and report back to you Gauri :)

  16. A very colourful, healthy and a tasty dish. Love it!

  17. Helthy and yummyyyy!!!

  18. Great recipe Gauri, delicious, nutritious & healthy. Absolutely love it

  19. nice recipe there...i have tried the soya mince in a totally different format..this is cool!

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  21. very healthy recipe with colour pictures..

  22. very yummy and healthy stir fry

  23. Nutritious and fantastic protein packed stir fry.

  24. That's an extremely yum recipe....never tried soya this way...

  25. Never tried or heard abt this. looks super yummy . will try ..