How to make Soya Nuggets 65 -

Chicken 65 made vegetarian by replacing chicken with soya nuggets.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Soya Nuggets (सोया नगट), Ginger-garlic paste (अदरक-लहसुन की पेस्ट )

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

Soya Nuggets 65

Soya Nuggets 65 Recipe Card


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.

Prep Time : 41-50 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Soya Nuggets 65 Recipe

  • Soya Nuggets soaked in warm water for 10-15 minutes 2 cups

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 tablespoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Coriander powder 2 teaspoons

  • Turmeric powder ½ teaspoon

  • Cumin powder 1 teaspoon

  • Black pepper powder to taste

  • Lemon juice 2 tablespoons

  • Oil 2 tablespoons + to deep fry

  • Yogurt 1 cup

  • Cornflour/ corn starch 1 tablespoon

  • Mustard seeds ½ teaspoon

  • Dried red chillies diagonally chopped and seeded 3

  • Green chillies slit 2-3

  • Ginger chopped ½ teaspoon

  • Curry leaves 8-10

  • Garlic chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Red chilli paste 1½ tablespoons

  • Spring onion greens chopped ¼ cup


Step 1

Drain extra water from the soya nuggets by pressing lightly and put them in a bowl.

Step 2

Add ginger-garlic, paste, ½ teaspoon chilli powder, salt, 1teaspoon coriander powder, ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder, cumin powder, pepper powder and 1 tablespoon lemon juice, mix well and set aside to marinate for 30minutes.

Step 3

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai. Deep-fry marinated soya nuggets till golden brown and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 4

Mix together yogurt, remaining chilli powder, remaining turmeric powder, remaining coriander powder, pepper powder, salt and cornflour in a bowl. Add ¼ cup water and mix well.

Step 5

Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a non-stick pan. Add mustard seeds and let the seeds splutter.

Step 6

Add red chillies, mix and sauté for 30 seconds.

Step 7

Add green chillies, ginger, curry leaves and garlic and mix well on high heat. Add chilli paste and mix well.

Step 8

Reduce heat, add yogurt mixture, mix and cook for 5-10 minutes. Add fried soya nuggets and spring onion greens, reserving some, and toss to mix. Add remaining lemon juice and mix well.

Step 9

Serve hot garnished with reserved spring onion greens.

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