Soya Dishes Beyond Chaap: Explore These Delicious Options
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There may be many theories surrounding soya beans, but it can be seen that they take centre stage in the realm of vegetarianism. Soya is loaded with proteins and other necessary elements, making it the ideal alternative to meat. You can get beans from the store or obtain soya nuggets to create a variety of delicious foods. It is simple to prepare and has the distinctive quality of absorbing a variety of flavours as it cooks. As a result, it is a useful component that may be utilised in a variety of dishes. We offer you our best dishes that will make you fall in love with soya. The beautiful thing about it is that it can be transformed into any texture, so feel free to experiment in the kitchen.

Here are some of the advantages of soya:

  • Soya is a great source of fibre, has no cholesterol, and has little to no fat, making it easy to digest.
  • It contains the necessary omega-3 fatty acids to support heart health. Omega-3 fatty acids are critical for slowing the ageing process and lowering the risks of diabetes, cancer, dementia, and Alzheimer's disease.
  • Soya bean is a powerhouse of nutrients. It provides essential minerals like calcium, iron, magnesium, protein, and selenium.
  • They contain isoflavones that reduce ailments and lower the risk of developing various malignancies, cardiovascular diseases, and osteoporosis.
  • The only plant-based food that is recognised for delivering complete protein—i.e., a protein that includes all eight essential amino acids—is soya.

Here are some dishes you can make with soya:

Soya curry

Soya curry can be prepared in Punjabi style by substituting your preferred vegetables. This recipe is even better because it only requires one pot, which means fewer dishes and tastes great with both rice and roti.

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This is a vegetarian version of the popular Kerala dish, Beef Ularthiyathu. Mock meat may make beef fans roll their eyes, but trust us when we say that this is a wonderful substitution. The dish goes well with a Malabar parotta.

Thai soya chunks

It is an easy preparation that brings the flavours of Thai street cuisine into your kitchen. Instead of soy chunks, we use soy granules in this recipe. If granules are unavailable, all you need to do is boil the chunks and give them a few spins in the mixer grinder.

Soya Manchurian

This array of Chinese-Indian dishes includes vegetarian, gobi, chicken, and now soya options. It features the well-known Indo-Chinese flavours of soy sauce, spring onions, garlic, and ginger that most of us adore and crave.

Soya shammi kebabs

The recipe comes straight from the renowned Indian chef Sanjeev Kapoor's kitchen. Although some preparation is required, the outcome is worthwhile. Use soya granules or shred the boiling chunks for this recipe as well.