Spicy Kadai soya – Vegan: (Indo-Chinese)

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Kadai soya is similar to kadai bhindi/paneer, it’s an awesome dish. I just made few variations to make it indo-chinese by adding indian spices and a touch of Chinese sauces.

Health Benefits:

Soya chunks are also famous with the name of soya nuggets or nutri nugget. They are tasteless and odourless food item. These are extremely high in protein,pure vegetarian beans. Soya is one of the best non-fish sources of essential omega-3 fatty acids that can help in reducing the risk of coronary heart disease.

Enjoy this nutritious, whole some dish as a starter/side dish.

Serves: 3-4
Cooking time: 25-30 minutes
Soaking Time: 30 minutes
Preparation time: 15 minutes


  • Soya chunks-200gms
  • Cubed capsicums-1num
  • Chopped tomato- 2 medium
  • Chopped onion-1num
  • Green chilli-3num
  • Red chillies – 3 to 4
  • Minced/grated ginger-1/2inch
  • Garlic-3cloves
  • Vinegar-1tbsp
  • Roasted cumin powder-1tsp
  • Coriander powder-1tsp
  • Salt- as per taste
  • Oil-2tsp+ 2tspStbsp
  • Chopped coriander-a handful


Preparation step:

  • Soak red chillies, garlic in vinegar for 20-30minutes
  • Place soaked red chillies, garlic in a blender/food processor along with chopped tomatoes and blend to smooth paste and set aside.
  • Blanch soya chunks in hot water for 6-8minutes, drain and squeeze the water thoroughly

For the chilli soya:

  • Heat 1tbsp oil in the pan and shallow fry the soya chunks for 5-7mins/until slighty brown. Transfer it to a plate and set aside.
  • Heat oil in the same pan minced ginger, slit green chillies; onions and Saute for a minute in low flame.

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  • Add the ground paste (red chillie-garlic-tomato) paste and saute for 3-4minutes/until the raw flavour goes off….
  • Add capsicum and saute until its tender but crunchy (approx. 4-5mins)
  • Add blanched and drained soya chunks saute for 5mins.
  • Then season with salt, pepper powder and mix well; Cover the lid and cook on a medium low flame for a minute or two- until heated through.
  • Garnish with coriander, simple spicy kadai soya is ready to serve.

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Serve with Paratha’s like

Oats and Whole wheat Lacha Paratha


Ragi/Millet flour stuffed roti

Ragi stuffed12

Onion Lacha Paratha

Coriander Onion Paratha15


  • If you don’t like it much spicy avoid chilli paste.
  • Dry roast 2tsp cumin and 1tsp coriander seeds and ground to fine powder. Or use store bought cumin and coriander powder.
  • For Chilli garlic paste: Soak 5-6red chilli in water overnight and blend it to paste.
  • You can use chilli powder instead of chilli paste
  • Spices and sauces can be varied according to ones taste and preference

About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on July 27, 2015, in Indian, Side dish, Vegan and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 26 Comments.

  1. I’m looking for a soy chunk cutlet recipe. Do you happen to have one. Love your cooking. 😉


    • Charanya – I will findout and do this shortly.. It will be my pleasure…Such a great feeling to have inputs for new recipes..This makes me to think in that direction…Most times I keep bugging my hubby what else to make. I am more than happy to explore new and take inputs..


  2. This is a perfect combination with roti!!! Soya chunks in place of paneer, very healthy 🙂


  3. Kadai soy sounds interesting:)


  4. Nutritious and Delicious indeed!!


  5. Yum! I will have to try this!


  6. great recipe and very easy, very nutritious


  7. So happy to have discovered your blog! Thanks for dropping by mine!


  8. Looks amazing chitra 🙂


  9. This sounds like a really great dish!


  10. Totally love this! 🙂


  11. I love anything and everything with soy. This looks delicious 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  12. My dinner for tonight! 🙂 A huge yummy thank you!

    Liked by 1 person

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