Desi Soya Stir Fry

Soya nuggets stir fried with a few vegetables and masalas. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Desi Soya Stir Fry
Main Ingredients Soya Nuggets, Yogurt
Cuisine Indian
Course Main Course Vegetarian
Prep Time 21-25 minutes
Cook time 11-15 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Desi Soya Stir Fry

  • 150 grams Soya Nuggets soaked in warm water for 10-15 minutes
  • ¼ cup Yogurt
  • 1½ teaspoons Red chilli powder
  • to taste Salt
  • 3 tablespo + to deep fry Oil
  • 1 large Onion finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 large Tomato finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 3-4 Spring onion bulbs sliced diagonally
  • 7-8 Babycorns blanched and sliced diagonally
  • 1 medium Carrot sliced and blanched
  • 6-8 Broccoli florets
  • 1 medium Red capsicum cut into triangles
  • 1 medium Yellow capsicum cut into triangles
  • for garnishing Spring onion greens chopped


  1. Drain the soya nuggets and squeeze out excess water. Put in a bowl, add yogurt, ½ teaspoon chilli powder and salt, mix and set aside to marinate for 30 minutes.
  2. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai. Deep-fry marinated soya nuggets till golden brown. Drain on absorbent paper.
  3. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a non-stick pan. Add onion and sauté till golden brown.
  4. Add ginger-garlic paste, mix and sauté well. Add tomato, mix and sauté till it turns soft and pulpy.
  5. Add coriander powder, remaining chilli powder, turmeric powder and little water, mix and sauté till oil leaves the sides of the pan. Cool the mixture and blend into a smooth paste with water as required.
  6. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a non-stick wok. Add spring onion bulbs, fried soya nuggets, baby corn, carrot, broccoli, red and yellow capsicum and toss well.
  7. Add the onion-tomato paste and salt, mix well and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  8. Garnish with spring onion greens and serve hot.