Know How To Make Delicious Soybean Curry On Induction Cooktop
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Induction is a modern cookware that runs on electricity though it functions differently from conventional electrical cooktops. You can make multiple recipes on your induction cooktop, and soybean curry is one of them. Soya chunks offer the same amount of nutrition as meat. So, this is one of the special recipes for vegetarian people. 

So, what is soybean curry?

They are plant-based products and gluten-free and taste exactly like meat if prepared well. You can use an induction-friendly pot or pan to make this recipe. Soybean chunks are prepared from soy flour by separating the fats from it. It is a result of soybean oil extraction and hence is healthy for your health.  This curry is synonymous with Nutrela curry as it is the biggest brand that produces these soya chunks. You should prepare all the ingredients before you start cooking on induction. This curry can be made by following a few simple steps.

How to make Soyabean curry on the induction cooktop?

As a main course, you can cook this on your induction cooktop. While making it, you will need to control the temperature as per requirement.


  • 2 cups soybean chunks 
  • 4 tablespoons of mustard/refined oil
  • Salt (according to taste)
  • Chopped coriander leaves 

Dry spices 

  • 1 tablespoon Kashmiri chilli powder 
  • Half a tablespoons of turmeric powder 
  • Half tablespoons coriander powder 
  • Half tablespoons garam masala powder 

Masala paste

  • 1 or 2 onions 
  • Small piece of crushed ginger root
  • 4 garlic cloves 
  • 1 tomato
  • 4 green chilies 
  • Water ½ cup


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  • As a first step, you should soak the soya chunks in hot water for around 15/20 minutes. Add some salt to them. After that, squeeze them properly to remove the water from them. If you soak them in cold water, you can soak them overnight. 
  • The next step will involve preparing the masala for your soybean curry.  You should make a paste by mixing some ginger, onion, tomato, and green chillies in a blender. If you want to lessen your hard work, you can also use a readymade tomato paste. However, homemade masalas will increase the taste. 
  • Next follows will be the dry spices. Take turmeric powder, garam masala powder, Kashmiri red chilli powder, or simple red chilli powder and coriander powder.  Add black cardamom, cloves, and cinnamon. You can use mustard oil or vegetable oil as per your choice. 
  • Now fry these masalas until you see the oil separate from them. This is a crucial step as the entire taste of your curry depends on how well the masalas are fried so that they leave their flavour. You will understand this once the smell of masala spreads in your kitchen. 
  • Now you should add the tomato paste and fry again for a few minutes till the oil separates. Then you should add the soya chunks and mix them well. Put the lid on for a few minutes. Check-in between to make sure they do not get stuck. If you see they are getting stuck, pour some water based on the consistency you want. 
  • Another tip is that if you want your soybean curry to taste like meat you can put chicken masala or mutton masala into it. If you make it on a kadai, it will take half an hour more to cook the soybeans completely. However, if you make it with a pressure cooker, it will take only ⅔ whistles. 
  • For garnishing you can use freshly cut coriander. Eat hot to enjoy the best taste of your curry. The proportion of masala should be administered accordion to the amount you want, heavy or light. 
  • You can also add potatoes to this recipe. This is an optional choice, and you should add it as sliced right after you fry out the masalas. Or you can fry them out separately and later mix them with the soya chunks. It will provide a thickness to your curry. 

Tips for making soybean curry

  • For better thickness, you can add cream, also. In place of cream, you can use coconut milk also, which is also very healthy. If you see the curry becoming too thick, add some water. 
  • Do not forget to soak soya chunks in the salt water. This will help to enhance the taste as salt will reach deep into the soya chunks.
  • The advantage of soybean curry is that it can be consumed with rice, roti, or bread as you like. Given the benefits of soybeans, it is recommended for veg and non-veg eaters. 
  • You should always read the instruction manual before preparing any curry on induction

Induction cooktop allows faster and even heat distribution across the cooking utensil. The timing of the ingredients should be proper if you make any curry on induction. The flavour will come out equally good as you compare it to regular cooktops. The induction cooktops are easy to clean and help you cook food faster.  It allows you to control the temperature and set timers, and from the preset menu option, you can cook your choice of dish.