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Monday, July 1, 2013

Soya Bhurji

Preparation time: 15 mins

Ingredients: Soya chunks ( 1 cup ), onion ( 1 medium ), garlic pods ( 5-6 nos ), tomato puree ( 2-3 tsp ), cloves ( 2-3 nos ), green chilli ( 1 no ), chilli powder ( 1/3 tsp, optional ), garam masala ( 1/5 tsp ), salt to taste, turmeric ( a pinch ), oil ( 1-2 tbs ), chopped coriander for garnish.

Preparation: Wash and cook the soya chunks in a pressure cooker. Allow 1 whistle and then remove the cooker from the stove.
Once it cools down, squeeze all the water from the soya chunks. Repeat twice with fresh water.
Chop the soya chunks in a mixer for 3-4 mins into a rough mixture. DO NOT overdo it else the soya will turn into a smooth paste.
Roughly chop the onions and green chillis into small pieces. Crush the garlic pods into a paste using a mortar and pestle.

Cooking: Heat the oil in a pan. When it starts smoking, add the green chilli and cloves. Fry for 30 secs.
Add the onions and fry till it just starts turning golden. Add tomato puree and cook for 2-3 mins.
Add the soya along with salt, turmeric, chilli powder and garam masala. Cook the soya like an egg bhurji, spreading the
 mixture around the pan instead of heaping it in one place. Once the soya starts turning a little brown, it is done.
Garnish and serve hot with rice/chappati. Else use as an filling for paratha/sandwich.

Note: One can also use chopped tomatoes instead of puree.
This is an excellent and nutritious recipe for children. Reduce the amount of chilli and garam masala if preparing for children.


  1. looks simply awesome! Wonderfully prepared.

  2. Making a burji out of soya chunks is so interesting and healthy, great dish!


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