Thursday, 6 December 2012

Soya Malai Chaap (vegetarian chicken)

Hi Friends ..
This is one of my favourite recipe which I make whenever I am in Delhi ......We don't get these soya chaaps in Bangalore. I really wish that these should be available in Bangalore too.
Soya is rich in protein and good for growing kids. I made these chaaps and my son ate them thinking of having chicken for dinner.



Ingredients:

  • 500 gms Soya Chaap (around 12 pieces)
  • 2 medium size onion (fine paste)
  • 4 large tomatoes (pureed)
  • 1/2 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/4 cup beaten curd
  • 1/2 cup cream or malai (well beaten)
  • 1-2 green cardamoms
  • 1"stick of cinnamon
  • 2-3 cloves
  • Salt acc.to taste
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp red chilly powder
  • 1/2 tsp kitchen king powder/ chicken powder
  • Oil
Method:

  • Wash the chaaps nicely under the running water. Keep them aside.
  • Make small slits on the chaaps with the help of knife.
  • Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a non-stick pan. Put chaaps into the oil and shallow fry them till golden brown in colour.
  • Remove from the pan, in the same pan, add little more oil (if required).
  • Add coarsely crushed cloves, green cardamom, cinnamon stick. Saute for 3-4 secs.
  • Add onion paste and ginger-garlic paste.
  • Bhuno till it becomes golden brown in colour.

  • Add tomatoes. Mix well and again bhuno till oil separates.
  • Now add beaten curd. (Remember add beaten curd to the dish after switching off the burner or just keep it on low flame)
  • Bhuno till masala leaves the fat.
  • Add all the dry masalas (salt, red chilly powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, garam masala, kitchen king/chicken masala).
  • Mix well and saute for 3-4 mins.
  • Now add 2 cups of water. Mix and bring it to boil.
  • Add soya chaaps and cook on low flame for 10-15 mins.

  • Remove from heat, add beaten malai or cream. Mix well.
  • Bring it back on gas burner. Cook chaaps on low flame for another 5 mins.
  • Soya chaaps are ready to serve with roti or naan.
  • Serve hot.


Don't they look like chicken pieces ???


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37 comments:

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said...

ha ha... hey Don i thought its Chicken... nice innovative dear...
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puja malhotra said...

it look delicious ...i always love eating soyabean champs..:)thanks for the recipe..:)

Shruti Dhingra Wahi said...

Thanks Viji ...

Shruti Dhingra Wahi said...

Thanks Puja ...

Ramya Krishnamurthy said...

really yummy shruti.sudden look like chicken.

Sanoli Ghosh said...

really looks fabulous shruti. Wonderful presentation dear.

today's recipe:
http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.in/2012/12/tandoori-paneer-tikka.html

Priya R said...

interesting recipe dear and new to me :) thanks for linking

Meena B said...

oh dear i also thought looks like chicken
i have never used soya at my home so dont know the taste of it also
bt this looks delicious

Shruti Dhingra Wahi said...

Thanks ladies for your lovely comments :-)

Julie said...

Truly it resembles chicken,tempting soya:)
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Pari Cash said...

Hi Shruti, i am glad to see you making this. I hope you enjoyed making and watching your family relishing this. I sent you a mail. please check.

Vimitha Anand said...

I thought it was chicken legs.. Nice innovative dish

Shruti Dhingra Wahi said...

Thanks Julie, Madhu and Vimitha ...

Asiya Omar said...

Innovative.Looks amazing.

Swasthi Blank said...

never knew these chaps are available. thanks for sharing this Shruthi. they look great.

Divya Pramil said...

Super Shruts, Donno whether we get this here...looks yummy dear :)
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Kitchen Queen said...

lovely dish.

ife said...

wow totally new these soya chaps.... can i make with soya chunks.... thanks

Shruti Dhingra Wahi said...

Thanks all for your comments !!!
@ Ife .. Yes dear you can try this with soya chunks too !!!

Gauri said...

Very interesting recipe.. looks good, almost like chicken!

Shweta in the Kitchen said...

I tasted these soya chaap when I first visited delhi, totally loved them, wish these were widely available. Loved the way u made them

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Nabanita Das said...

Really interesting recipes... Veg Chaap really great one Shruti...

Yashodha Anbuchelvan said...

Lovely gravy DON!!
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Shruti Dhingra Wahi said...

Thanks Shweta, Nabanita, Yashodha and Gauri :-)

TIGER said...

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TIGER said...

ur all dishes so fine
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Abhihek said...

Thanks for your recipe Shruti, can U tell me how we can make the chaap at home??

Kapil said...

What if you get it in Bangalore itself? I can arrange it for you :)

Anisha Chawla said...

Here you go to get soya chaap in bangalore http://bangalore.quikr.com/Raw-or-Uncooked-Soyabean-Chaap-W0QQAdIdZ118960438

Anisha Chawla said...

Here you go to get soya chaap in bangalore: http://bangalore.quikr.com/Raw-or-Uncooked-Soyabean-Chaap-W0QQAdIdZ118960438

Nupur UK Rasoi said...

How you have made me remind the lovely chaps I used to have back in Delhi.. they are not available here and I have no patience in the world to make them myself.. am sure you must have enjoyed them ..

Anonymous said...

Hey guys, the malai chaap recipe is very good. Lately, i discovered a very good alternative in Mumbai at Natures Basket. The brand is Veggie Champ and they make all kinds of mock meats. I specially loved the tandoori hotdog and afgani fillet. I'm sure you can find it in Natures Basket Bangalore

parul said...

Nice shruti

tanish sharma said...

it came out awwsome.!!!btw i also did put plain curd.!! so that it could compensate cream.!

Shruti Dhingra Wahi said...

Thanks All :)
@ Tanish, I also added curd, adding cream gives nice texture and creamy look...
I am glad you liked it :)

Harpreet's Layout said...

We just started manufacturing and selling Soya Chaap Raw and Cooked in Bangalore.
Feel free to contact me on 7760631062 for more details.

Harpreet's Layout said...

Hey Guys,
We manufacture and sell soya chaaps in Bangalore.

Soon opening our first tandoori chaap stall in Whitefield area.
For more details feel to contact me at info@homemadeindia.in