It is an excellent dry snack item made with chunks and spices combined together and made into dumplings and deep fried. Soya keema mutilu is a unique dish that caters to all the vegetarians. Protein rich soya chunks are added to besan flour, spices, spring onions, lime juice all combined together and formed into dumplings which are later deep fried until they get a nice golden color. These awesome and yummy soya kheema mutilu can be eaten on its own or accompanied with sauce or mint chutney.
Soya chunks are high protein foods that are popularly eaten among vegetarians. It is commonly known as meal maker which is a textured or texturized vegetable protein which is also called as soy protein or soya meat. It is a nutritious meat extender made from defatted soy flour, a by-product of extracting soybean oil. Soya chunks cooks quickly hence it’s easy to prepare. Soya chunks also blend with spices well and tastes extremely delicious when cooked. It is also said that soya chunks is a fantastic substitute to meat and tastes similar to meat. Amazingly the protein content of soya chunks is equal to that of meat and contains no fat.
Recipe: Soya Kheema Mutilu
- Soya chunks - 1 cup
- Besan - ½ cup
- Turmeric pd - ½ tsp
- Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
- Garam masala pd - ½ tsp
- Coriander powder - ½ tsp
- Ginger garlic paste - ½ tsp
- Spring onions - 1 no
- Lime juice - 1 tsp
- Salt - to taste
- Oil for deep frying - 2 cups
- Soak soya chunks in hot or normal water for about 30 minutes. Strain the water and take the soya chunks into a bowl.
- Now add besan flour, turmeric pd, red chilli pd, garam masala pd, coriander pd, ginger garlic paste, salt and spring onion. Mix all ingredients well. Squeeze some lime juice and mix again.
- Make these into small dumpings and keep aside.
- Heat some oil in kadai and deep fry the dumplings until they turn golden in color. Remove and serve hot.
You can prepare a variety of dishes with soya chunks or meal maker. They could be added to pulaos, yummy gravy dishes, pulusu, parothas, soya vada etc. Soya granules are used to prepare dishes similar to kheema curry (mince meat). Soya chunks are soft fibrous vegetable matter that resembles soft meat in texture. When soaked and boiled for a couple of minutes, the chunks swell in size and improve in texture. When water is squeezed off, the soya chunks are ready to be converted into various delicacies.
The soya chunks or meal maker is readily available in most of supermarkets and used widely in many recipes in prisons and schools as they are relatively low in cost, high protein and low fat content and has a long shelf life which allows institutions to buy in bulk. Soya beans are an excellent source of high protein and fibrous food. After the extraction of soya milk, the soya chunks act as soya meal maker. 50% of the vegetable protein from the soya bean is a good fiber food enabling easy digestion and bowl movement.
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