Soya chunks is a popular food across the globe. It is also very popular in India and used to make various delicious dishes. Vegetarian people love this food most because it is not just tasty but also healthy. It contains a significant amount of protein. Like all other soya chunks based dishes, I love soya chunks pakoda which is simple & tasty. Many people love those crispy & soft pakoda. But many people do not enjoy soya chunks pakoda. But if you like soya based food then you will definitely enjoy this pakoda.
You will be surprised to see those pakodas served with puffed rice (muri/murmura). I mean who eat soya chunks pakoda with murmura? Is it not true?
But we Bengali people love any kind of pakoda/bora/telebhaja with muri/murmura/puffed rice. So that is why I had those pakodas with puffed rice (muri). Muri not only make pakoda more enjoyable but also it helps to digest pakoda. I mean chances of indigestion reduces when you are having all those stuff with muri/murmura. It is said by many people. You can try it and experience the fact.
Many people avoid egg to make such pakoda. But Bengalis are born non-vegetarian, so I do not hesitate to add egg to make those soya chunks pakoda. But still, you can make delicious, soft & crispy soya pakoda without adding eggs.
Soya chunks pakoda recipe
- 1 cup soya chunks
- 1 teaspoon grated ginger
- 2 garlic cloves
- 2 green chillies
- Salt to taste
- 1 egg
- 1.5 tablespoons besan
- 1.5 teaspoons red chilli powder
- ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
- Salt to taste
- Any refined oil for deep frying
- Heat water in a cooking pot and add grated ginger, garlic cloves, green chillies & salt, allow it to boil
- Now add soya chunks and boil for 5-7 minutes
- Drain water & rest it for for 10 minutes
- Press soya chunks properly with your hand to remove water from soya chunks
- Now take egg, besan, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt in a bowl and mix all properly
- Dip all boiled soya chunks and coat all soya chunks properly with batter
- Heat oil in a kadai and add batter coated soya chunks into oil and fry those over medium fry till those chunks turns into dark red or golden colour