Soya Chunks Burji

 Soya Chunks Burji

Eating healthy is not complex or challenging. It is our mindset that works against it. I do not say that we should be strict with healthy eating, we can always have cheat days/ meals by keeping it within the limits. I have been asked how to help with limiting or cautioning oneself; well, for me it has always been the mid night junk munching issue, for that I found that brushing my teeth as soon as I am done with dinner helped, you wouldn't want to eat junk after that. Just find a way about it, and you will get used to it.

Another way, is to always read the list of ingredients of the food consumed, so that it helps to avoid consumption of junk food. Try to avoid processed and packaged food as much as possible. The number of additives, preservatives etc, that goes into the packaging are INSANE! I am not a complete clean eater. Trying to take baby steps, one meal at a time.

Today I am sharing with you the recipe of Soya Chunks burji. One easy yet delicious recipe that you can have with whole meal bread, or as it is. The benefits of Soya Chunks are many , they are rich in protein, omega3 fatty acids, Fibre etc. It also helps lower bad cholesterol levels in the body. Soya Chunks act as a meat substitute, it is known as the meat in vegetarian. 😃 It is very simple to cook them too. The dry soya Chunks are soaked in water for 10- 15 minutes, which then doubles in size.

This recipe is very easy to prepare as these are ingredients that are easily available in every Indian home. My girl said that it smells like maggi when I make Soya chunk burji. Not going to lie, it does smell the same and tastes even better too! Let's get started!

Ingredients : (2 persons)

  • 1 cup Soya Chunks (soaked in water for 10-15 minutes)
  • 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 small Garlic clove, minced
  • 1 medium Onion, chopped finely
  • 1 Green chilly, slit
  • 1 Tomato, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 1/4 Cup Water
  • Salt, as required 
  • 1/4 cup Frozen Green Peas (Optional)
  • 1/4 cup Frozen Sweet Corn Kernels (Optional)
  • 1/4 tsp dried Fenugreek Leaves 
  • Squeeze of Lemon
  • Coriander leaves, chopped (to garnish)

Instructions :

  1. Soak the soya Chunks in water for 10-15 minutes. Squeeze out the excess water and chop using a food processor or chopper and set aside.
  2. In a cast iron pan/ wok, pour Extra Virgin Olive oil and saute your minced garlic, to that add in your chopped onions, salt and green chilli and sauté well.

  3. Next add the chopped tomatoes and allow to cook until mushy.

  4. Next add in your spices like turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala powder and mix well.
  5. Pour the water to deglaze the pan, check for salt.

  6. Finally add in your chopped soya Chunks and combine well.

  7. To this, add your frozen peas and corn (Optional).

  8. Place the dried fenugreek leaves in your palm and rub and add to the burji. Mix well.
  9. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and finish off with a squeeze of lemon and enjoy warm!


Do try this recipe and don't forget to share your experience/feedback with me here in the comments or feel free to send me a mail. Also, do tag me at #taystedit if you try out my recipes on Facebook, Instagram etc so that I can see when you make it. ♡♡♡♡

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