Saturday, June 12, 2021

Chilli Soya

This is a protein rich food, and a spicy one that everyone will love it. This can be served with rice, fried rice, or as an appetizer.

Soya chunks are made with soy beans and is rich in protein content. It is a perfect choice food to improve health for kids. This can be made in under 30 minutes. When you prep the veggies, boil the soya chunks. Cook some rice simultaneously and a healthy, balanced meal can be made in 30 minutes. This fits perfectly for a weeknight dinner.

I have added chili garlic sauce for adding some heat. Siracha paste or any chilli sauce can be used too. Green chili peppers add a nice kick to the dish. Adding colored bell peppers gives a colorful appeal to the dish. Just add a couple of pinches of salt while stir-frying the veggies. The sauces have enough salt to give the flavor. Adjust the salt and spice levels accordingly.  To make it a saucy curry, add a slurry of corn starch in water and simmer for a minute. We love both the versions.

I am sharing this for Blogging Marathon. I am linking it as well for Wonderful Wednesdays, Full Plate Thursday, and Thursday Favorite Things.


Soya chunks - 1 cup
Water - 3 cups
Oil - 3 to 4 tbsp
Bell peppers - 2 cups, cubed, any color
Onion - 1 cup, cubed
Ginger - 2 tbsp, finely chopped
Garlic - 2 tbsp, finely chopped
Green Thai chili pepper - 2 to 3, finely chopped
Chili garlic sauce - 2 tbsp
White pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
Tomato ketchup - 1 tbsp
Soy sauce - 2.5 to 3 tbsp
Green onions - 3, finely sliced
Salt - 1/6 tsp


Add water to soya chunks in a sauce pot, bring it to a boil and cook for 5 to 6 minutes. Drain, squeeze and set aside.

In a cast-iron pan, heat oil. Add the ginger and garlic, sauté for 30seconds. Add the onions and stir-fry for 3-4 minutes, till it is translucent.

Add the soya chunks, bell pepper, and green chili peppers, sprinkle salt, and stir-fry for 4-5 minutes. 

Add the soy sauce, chili-garlic sauce, white pepper powder, and tomato ketchup. Stir-fry for 2 minutes. Add the white parts of green onions and half of the green part of green onions, stir-fry for another 30 seconds.

Transfer to a serving bowl, garnish with remaining green onions. Serve with white rice, or fried rice, or as an appetizer.


  1. perfect protein rich appetiser. we love soya biryani, but this is being bookmarked to try soon !

  2. Bookmarked to try sometime this week. Soy chunks are favorite at home. This sounds fabulous and looks colorful.

  3. Very nice dish Radha, I remember making this dish a couple of times..if you like soya, this is a wonderful dish to enjoy!

  4. I'm a soya fan who is right now feeling hungry. This bowl of chili soya is tempting me so much. Alas! It can't come out of screen

  5. Very interesting recipe with soy chunks. Thanks for sharing.

  6. We love this a lot and looks so flavorful and delicious.