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soya chunks recipe - Nutri kulcha
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Nutri kulcha | Soya chunks recipe

Soya Nutri kulcha is a popular street food in North India, soya chunks served with Kulcha as a combo.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 3


  • ½ cup Soya nutri
  • 1 Onion
  • 2 Tomato puree
  • 2 teaspoon Ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tea bag I used brewed tea
  • 1 teaspoon soya sauce
  • 1 Green chilli
  • 1 teaspoon Chana masala
  • teaspoon Turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon chilli powder
  • ½ teaspoon Amchoor powder
  • ½ lemon
  • Salt as needed

To temper

  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • ½ inch Cinnamon
  • 1 cardamom
  • 1 Clove
  • 1 Biryani leaf
  • ½ teaspoon cumin


Cooking soya chunks

  • First, in a pressure add soya chunks, salt, 1 cup water.
    ½ cup Soya nutri, Salt as needed
  • In goes tea bag (I used brewed tea).
    1 tea bag
  • Pressure cook just for one whistle. Let pressure release naturally.
  • Once done, strain over a metal strainer. You can save this water use it later.
  • Squeeze the soya chunks and set aside.

Prepare gravy

  • In the same pressure cooker, add oil and the tempering items.
  • In goes finely chopped onion, green chilli.
    1 Onion, 1 Green chilli
  • Fry until soft and golden brown. Add ginger garlic paste. I used my garlic press since I did not had stock.
    2 teaspoon Ginger garlic paste
  • Add tomato puree. (Just grind 2 tomato in mixer smoothly)
    2 Tomato
  • Add all the spice powders. Mix well and cook for 2 mins.
    1 teaspoon Chana masala, ⅛ teaspoon Turmeric, ½ teaspoon chilli powder, ½ teaspoon Amchoor powder
  • Masala will ooze oil and turn shiny.
  • Add the soya chunks, required salt. Pour in 1 cup water (or the reserved water, but adjust liquid to 1 cup)
    Salt as needed
  • In goes the soya sauce and mix well. Almost for got important ingredient, haha. Close the lid, pressure cook for another whistle.
    1 teaspoon soya sauce
  • Let pressure release naturally, open the cooker.
  • Finally, squeeze lemon juice and mix.
    ½ lemon



  • I used my small pressure cooker, you can do in open pan too.
  • Do not over cook or under cook soya chunks.