For vegetarians, soya chaap is the go-to dish because it taste amazing and has the same texture as meat. Soya Chaap Masala is a gravy dish made from chopped soya chaap, cooked in a spicy masala. This chaap recipe uses whole spices to bring out the best aroma. This recipe is an exclusive Kashmiri-style recipe, so if you enjoy Kashmiri food, you must try it. For those looking to get stronger and build muscle, soya is an excellent vegetarian protein alternative. If you enjoy soy or soy chunks, there is no better dish than Soya Chaap Masala.
Ingredients of How to Make Soya Chaap Masala at Home
- soya chaap
- 1 and 1/5 inch cinnamon stick
- 3/5 teaspoon green cardamom
- bay leaf
- 1 and 1/2 onion
- salt as per taste
- 1 and 1/5 teaspoon fennel seeds powder
- coriander leaves
- 1 and 1/2 tablespoon vegetable oil
- black cardamom
- 1/2 teaspoon clove
- kashmiri red chilli as per need
- 3/4 teaspoon dried ginger powder
- 1/3 cup yoghurt (curd)
- 2/3 teaspoon garam masala powder
- 1 and 1/2 cup water
How to make Soya Chaap Masala step by step:
Step 1: Heat the oil for frying the soya chaap
In a kadhai, heat oil over medium flame and then add soya chaap. You should fry them until they turn golden brown. Once they are done, drain excess oil on absorbent paper.
Step 2: Heat up the kadhai and saute the onions
Using the same kadhai, add black cardamom, green cardamom, bay leaf, cloves, and cinnamon stick. Add onions after sautéing for a minute. Cook until golden brown. Mix well after adding 1 tbsp water. Then cook for a further two minutes.
Step 3: Making the masala
Add dried ginger powder and red chilli powder. Mix well, then cook for two minutes. After that, add 2 tablespoons of water and mix well. Pour lightly beaten yoghurt over the gas flame. Stir the yoghurt to prevent curdling. Add salt and cook for 5 minutes.
Step 4: Combine the masala with the fried soya chaap.
Add fennel powder and soya chaap once it’s done. Now Add one and a half cups of hot water and mix well. Add garam masala after 5 minutes of cooking. After 2 minutes, check if the masala is ready. Add water if the curry is too thick.
Step 5: Serve your Soya Chaap Masala
Garnish it with fresh coriander leaves after turning off the gas flame. You can serve it with butter naan or parathas. I hope you enjoy your meal.