Exquisite Corner

'Exquisite' means of such beauty or delicacy as to arouse intense delight .A food that's creative, thoughtfully prepared, beautifully presented and easy to eat makes it absolutely delicious.On this corner,I have tried to recollect the spicy memories and food that I have enjoyed, a delicacy that still persist on the corner of my heart.Hope you too will enjoy it. Bon Appetit !


Thursday, June 9, 2011

Soya chunks fry

  1. Soya chunks - 2-3 cups
  2. Shallots(small onion) - 10-15 No:s(Crushed)
  3. Garlic - 2 cloves(Crushed)
  4. Ginger - half a small one(Crushed)
  5. Crushed chilly - 2 tablespoons 
  6. Coriander powder - 1 teaspoon
  7. Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  8. Pepper powder - 1 teapoon
  9. Coconut - grated 1 cup
  10. Salt - to taste
  11. Chilly powder -  1/2 tablespoon
  12. Coconut oil
  13. Curry leaves
  14. Whole red chilly - 2 No:s
  15. Mustard seeds 
How to make

Soak the soya chunks for about an hour. Squeese well the soya chunks while removing from water.Marinate the soya chunks with ingredients 2 - 10. Keep aside for 20 mins. Pressure cook the marinated soya chunks with 1 cup of water. Cook for 2 -3 whistles. If there is water in it after cooking, cook in low flame till it dries out. Take a bottom heavy pan. Add cocnut oil 4-5 tablespons, add whole red chilly,splutter mustard seeds and curry leaves.Fry for a few seconds. Add the cooked soya and chilly powder to it and fry well in low falme.
Add oil as needed and stir well in between till it becomes dark brown in color. 
Goes well with chapathi and rice


  1. Hai Divya,

    I tried soya chunks fry,it was very nice,whole family members enjoyed it.Thanks for this wonderful dish.


  2. Hi Vidhya,

    Happy to hear that your family enjoyed it. Thanks for trying this recipe