SOYA CHUNKS FRY – Meal Maker Fry

SOYA CHUNKS FRY – Meal Maker Fry

Soya Chunks / Meal maker fry is a dry recipe which is usually served with roti, chapati or even with steamed rice with Sambar, dal or rasam. Usually I prepare soya chunks recipes when literally no veges available in my kitchen. A simple rasam rice or curd rice with this nutritious side dish makes a good lunch. You may also like other vegetable side dish recipes.



  • Side dish with chapati, roti or steamed rice with sambar, rasam, dal or curd.

AUTHOR : Dimple                           CUISINE : South Indian
COURSE : Side course                     YIELD : 1 or 2 Servings


  • Soya chunks – 3/4 cup
  • Water – as needed
  • Salt – as needed
  • Oil – 1.5 Tbsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1 Tsp
  • Onion (finelly chopped) – 1/2 cup
  • Curry leaves – 4 or 5
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1/2 Tbsp
  • Tomato (finely chopped) – 1/2 cup
  • Black pepper powder – 1/4 Tsp

For Marination :

  • Red chilli powder – 1/2 Tsp
  • Cumin powder – 1/2 Tsp
  • Amchur (dry mango) Powder – 1/4 Tsp
  • Salt – as needed
  • Turmeric – small pinch
  • Garam masala (opt) – 1/2 Tsp


  • Boil 2 cups of water over medium heat.
  • When it starts boiling add soya chunks. Turn off the heat and cover it with a lid.
  • Let it sit for 20 min. After that filter the water.
  • Let it cool down a bit. When it is warm squeeze out the excess water.


For Marination :

  1. Chop the meal maker.(optional)
  2. Add the spices(red chilli powder, cumin powder, amchur powder, turmeric and garam masala) and salt.
  3. Combine well and let it sit for about 15-20 min.

For Fry :

  1. Heat oil in a kadai/pan.
  2. Add cumin seeds. Saute once and add onions and curry leaves.
  3. Saute until onion becomes translucent.
  4. Add ginger garlic paste and cook until there is no raw smell.
  5. Add tomatoes. Saute until soft.
  6. Now add the marinated soya chunks. Combine well.
  7. Add black pepper powder and salt. Remember we have added salt while marinating soya chunks. So add salt only if needed.
  8. Cover with a lid and cook for 5-7 min.
  9. Mix often in regular intervals. Do not let it get burnt at the bottom.
  10. Sprinkle water if needed.
  11. Turn off the heat and serve it. Garnish with coriander leaves. (optional)


  • Small soya chunks suits well for this recipe.
  • If you using big ones as I do today, I suggest you to chop it small as needed.
  • Remember Soya chunks will increase in size when it is soaked in hot water.

Do try this recipe at home and let me know how it turned out for you. Share your comments down below in the comment section.

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Step by Step Procedure with pictures :

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