Chilli Soya Chunks: This Holds The Goodness Of Taste And Health
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The combination of  two rich protein sources for vegetarians which are soya and shimla mirch (capsicum) is brought together to be fused into a single dish called soya shimla chilli. This recipe has all the balanced nutrients and is super delicious in taste. It is believed that taste and health can never go hand in hand but this dish is here to break all such myths. This sweet, savoury and tangy recipe is juicy and tasty because of the soy sauce present in it. The sauces and vinegar leave the taste of chinese chilli on the taste buds. With this recipe, one need not have to compromise either with taste or health.

Health Benefits Of this Recipe

Soya chunks is a complete protein recipe. It has all essential amino acids. Around 50 grams of soya chunks contain 25 grams of protein which is very high, 15 grams of carbohydrates and 6 grams of fibre which keeps one full for a long time and one does not feel cravings. Soybeans and soy foods may reduce the risk of a range of health problems, including cardiovascular disease, stroke, coronary heart disease (CHD), some cancers as well as improving bone health. Iron and copper are two essential minerals found in soya which are vital for the production of red blood cells. Soybean is rich in folic acid and vitamin B complexes that are very essential for pregnant women. This shimla and soya combo contains health benefits of both soya chunks and capsicum. Capsicum are high in antioxidants and therefore help in weight loss. 


  • 1/2 Cup Washed Soya Chunks
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • 1 tsp White Sesame Seeds
  • ½ tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 Diced Onion
  • 1 Cube-size Chopped Capsicum
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ¼ Black Pepper Powder
  • ½ tsp Soy Sauce
  • ¼ tsp Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp roasted Oats Powder
  • 1 Chopped Green Chilli
  • Water as per consistency

Method Of Preparation:

  1. Pressure cook soya chunks till two whistles
  2. Heat oil in a pan, add white sesame seeds, red chilli powder and roast them on low flame
  3. Now add diced onions, capsicum and saute for around 1-2 minute (do not let the vegetables lose their crunch)
  4. Add salt, pepper, soy sauce, vinegar and saute for another one minute
  5. Add the pressure cooked soya chunks and saute
  6. Now take oats powder, add two teaspoons of water and make a thick paste
  7. Add the oats paste into the pan so that the chilli convert into a thick gravy
  8. Add green chillies and mix well, cook for about about two minutes 
  9. Garnish with sesame seeds
  10. The chilli is ready to be served

This soya chilli contains the required fibres and protein and is a great meal option for the vegetarians who follow a diet. The taste is amazing and appetising as it contains all the flavours of sweet and savoury. A bowl full of this dish could be eaten for dinner.