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Soya With Fenugreek

Soya Granules are another healthy yet tasty choice. Before I state actual recipe, I would like to give a brief information (though known to many) about Soya. I feel happy if this inforamtion is really helpful to even one reader. Soya is strongly recommended for diabetics, expectant mothers, growing children, cardiac patients , slimmers and the aged. Again Soya is rich in proteins and essential amino acids and it is 100% vegetarian. 52% of Nutrela i.e., soya granules is equallant to (22% of meat + 14% egg + 12% wheat +4%milk) . This information is mentioned on Nutrela box which I purchase. I prefered to mention this for its awareness. Soya absorbs the taste and flavour of whichever dish you add it to or whatever is added to it. Thus, it can be a good substitue for items like paneer, vegetables, meat, potatoes(which contain high carbohydrates) etc. It can be used in all kind of dishes indian, chinese, continental and sweet dishes.

To add soya in any dish:
Wash soya in warm water twice or thrice then soak them in warm water till it softens or pressure cook till one whistle. Again rinse once. Now soya is ready to add in any dish:-)

This dish I learned from my mother. It was very uncommon in my relatives till they tasted at our home. From then all most every body started liking it. I use Big soya granules in Methi Aloo dish instead off aloo(potato); Methi Soya dish; Palak Aloo instead of aloo soya; Tomato Soya ect., the list is long:-)) Here I come to the main recipe without any more delay:-

2 bunches of Fenugreek Leaves( small methi leaves with out stems washed and kept aside to drain).
1 cup of Soya granules (fine soya granules as shown in above picture)
1 medium sized onion (cut into long thin slices)
1 tsp of ginger paste
1 tsp of garlic paste
1 to 2 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp of coriander powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
salt as required
2 to 3 tsp of oil

  1. Heat oil in large pan. Once oil get heated, add onions and fry till they turn light brown in color.
  2. Add ginger and garlic paste and fry for a minute. Add turmeric powder and mix well.
  3. Squeeze all the water from soya and add bit to bit in the pan. Mix well and fry for 2 min.
  4. Now add methi and mix well with soya and put salt from above(do not mix now). Close the lid and allow to cook on medium heat till methi settles down.
  5. Mix all the ingredients well. Now add other two spices..red chilli powder and coriender powder. Mix well and allow to cook on medium heat again for about 15 minutes.
  6. See it should not be burnt. Don'nt add any water.

Note: This taste best with hot rice and also with chapathis. Due to fenugreek leaves you may taste little bitterness but loved by all those who love fenugreek leaves and ofcourse vegetables which taste bitter are always good for health :-))

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Very interesting and sounds yummy!! I love soya chunks and granules! Thank you!


That's a very different dish, Meena. I never thought this combination was possible.

Thank you chandrika..iam sure you will love this dish too:-)

Thank you nirmal for visiting my blog and your always welcome:-)

Yes, vaishali..this is one dish which I prepare when ever I take fenugreek leaves

Hi meena,
A very nice and nutritious recipe. I too cook with soya chunks but I haven't cooked with granules. I have never tried soya with methi or palak too. Thanks for the lovely and different recipe.

This is a new and interesting combination. I have never cooked soya chunks before( i use tofu often), but after seeing all these nice dishes, i am going to buy some.
Thank you for the recipe.

Hi Meena,
Good combination soya and fenugreek.I will try this when I buy soya chunks next time. Thanks for sharing.

I too tried something with soya and methi few days back. It tasted amazing. will try your version next time(I am in love with soya :D).

Thank you prema..iam sure you will love this when you cook:-)With palak I generally use big soya chunks where as with methi soya granules.

Thank you archana,
once you start using soya , iam sure you will add in mnay different recipes.

Thank you Mt

Ohh..geat to hear shilpa...do share your recipe too..i would like to try difeerent versions of soya.Thank you!!

hey linada ...it was an innovative recipe..i'll surely try it..hey i have tagged u for the MEME.

Nice Recipe ,I plan to do this sometime soon...perhaps, would be blogging it..Thanks for the same!

wow this is such a nice recipe. i had not heard of granules. can you please tell me if this is readily available or if u ground the nuggets to get the granules? thanks.

HI Roopa,

thanks for dropping by and glad to hear that you like this recipe. Roopa, soya granules are easily available in indian stores. Both In granules and nuggets forms , I mean differently are easily available in indian store.Do give a try, Iam sure you will get them:-))

I just happended on your page, great stuff just what I need to help me feed my daughters friend, veggie food, plus thought you might be interested in the fact that I give our dog fenugreek & garlic tablets for her skin, she scratches and bits at her joints, and was loosing her hair on her soft body parts, so after a week of giving her 2 tablets daily all her coat started to grow back, and now six week on she is a very happy crossbreed and still taking the tablets....Bye kind regards Catherine from Dunoon Scotland..

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