Soya Chunks with Yellow Peppers

Soya chunks are a versatile meat substitute high in Vitamin B and minerals like phosphorus, magnesium and iron. This recipe is super quick and delicious. Use a pressure cooker to cook the soya nuggets or textured soya chunks with potatoes and then sauté the spices on a high flame to give that smoky flavor. Dry soya nuggets are sometimes sold under the name nutrela or nutri nuggets in Indian groceries. Serve this with any Indian bread like roti, chapati or paratha @sarchakra

PREP TIME: 5 mins

COOK TIME: 15 mins



  • Soya chunks 1 cup
  • Potato 1, cut into cubes
  • Yellow bell pepper ½, cut into pieces
  • Tomato 1, chopped
  • Salt
  • Asafetida ¼ tsp
  • Whole red chilies 3
  • Whole cumin seeds 1 tbsp
  • Bay leaf 1
  • Oil 3 tbsp
  • Turmeric 2 tsp
  • Red chili powder 2 tsp
  • Coriander powder 2 tsp
  • Juice of ½ lime
  • Coriander leaf 1 tbsp


  • In the pressure cooker put in soya chunks and potatoes. Add water to cover the soya chunks and season with salt and turmeric. Cook for 1 whistle. Let the pressure release by itself.
  • Heat oil in the cast iron pan. Temper cumin seeds, bay leaf, whole red chilies, asafetida. Let it turn aromatic.
  • Add chopped tomato and yellow bell pepper. Add in cooked soya chunks and potato.
  • Add red chili powder, coriander powder and turmeric. Check seasoning and add salt if needed.
  • Cook on high heat till the sauce thickens. Stir in lime juice. Serve garnished with chopped coriander leaf.
Temper the whole spices
Add peppers nd tomatoes
Saute in high heat
Add boiled nuggets and patotoes
Sprinkle chopped coriander with a squeeze of fresh lime
Soya Chucks with Yellow Peppers is ready

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.