Mild Soya Nugget Curry

Bebo’s reaction to soya chunks are worth watching. He closes his eyes, rubs his tummy and says ‘MMmmmm…’. No idea where he learnt that from!!

I like soya in a hot spicy gravy, where in it can absorb all the flavors and taste really yummy, but Bebo prefers everything on the milder side. So this easy-peasy milk-based mild curry that features  now and then in our menu for the kiddo’s sake.

This is adapted from one of  Nita Mehta’s cookery books.



  • Soya Nutri-Nuggets                :   50 gm, about 1-2 cups (dry weight)
  • Hot Milk                                       :   1 cup
  • Tomatoes                                    :   2 big, pureed
  • Green Peas                                  :    1/2 cup, frozen
  • Chili Powder and Salt             :    1 tsp each, or per taste


  1. Wash the dry soya chunks and soak them in hot milk for at least an hour.
  2. Puree the tomatoes. Heat a big pan and add the tomato puree. Add salt and chili powder.
  3. Add the frozen peas and cook for a minute.
  4. Add the soya chunks along with the milk. Cook till the gravy is slightly thick.
  5. Check the seasonings and adjust accordingly. Serve hot with chapatis or puris.
The original recipe had lemon juice, garam masala, 1″ cinnamon & 2 cardamoms, but I always skip them.
Increase the spice level for adults.
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