With the recognition of being an important commercial pulse of the world, soya beans are coming into many kitchens around the world. Soya beans are said to control blood sugar levels, lower cholesterol, regulate the bowels and relieve constipation. Besides the popular tofu or beancurd, the beans are also fermented and used to make flavouring pastes and condiments, notably the Japanese soy sauce or shoyu and miso and the Indonesian tempeh.
Put soya granules and chickpeas in a blender jar. Add mint sprigs, coriander leaves, green chillies, garlic, ginger, red chilli powder, pepper powder and chaat masala and blend to a coarse paste. Transfer into a bowl, add salt and onion and mix well.
To make salad, slice onion. Cut capsicum into thin strips. Halve tomato, discard seeds and cut it into thin strips and transfer all of them into a bowl. Roughly chop coriander sprigs and add and mix well. Add lemon juice and salt and mix well.
To make a dip, mix yogurt, lemon juice, garlic paste and salt into a bowl and mix well.
Divide the soya mixture into 16 equal portions, shape them into balls and deep-fry in hot oil for 2-3 minutes. Drain on absorbent paper.
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