Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Soy Nugget Manchurian

Nutri-nuggets or soy nuggets are popularly used an an alternative for meat. Back home in India, our mothers would make a masala curry tricking us into eating this as chicken curry. High in protein, they are a great choice for vegetarians and can be made in varied preparations. We tried something different on the lines of indo chinese and is a big hit in our homes.. 

Prep Time:  20 mins + soaking time
Soy Nuggets (soaked in hot water with salt): 1 cup
Onions (cubed): 1/4 cup
Bell pepper (cubed): 1/4 cup
Ginger (finely sliced): 1 tablepsoon
Garlic (finely sliced): 1 tablespoon
Green chillies (slit): 4-5
Spring Onions (chopped): one bunch
Corn starch: 5 tablespoons
Chili Garlic sauce: 2 -3 tablespoons
Soy Sauce: 3 tablespoons
Vinegar: 2 tablespoons
Tomato Ketchup: 2 tablespoons
Sugar (optional):  1 teaspoon
Dried red chillies: 2-3
Salt to taste
Oil to fry

Soak the soy nuggets in hot water and salt for about 20 mins. They will drink it up immediately and fluff up. Dissolve the corn starch with some ketchup in little water to make a thickish paste. Keep aside. Put  the fluffed up nuggets into the corn starch mix n let it sit for a while you chop rest of the veggies.

Afters thats done, heat some oil on a deep wok. Shallow fry these soy nuggets until the coated corn starch gets all cooked. Take them out. In the remaining oil, fry the dried red chillies, chopped ginger, garlic, green chillies. Toss in the onions, bell peppers. Add back the fried soy nuggets. Add in all the chill garlic sauce, soy sauce, vinegar and sugar. Adjust the salt and spice. Keep tossing till everything gets well coated. Finely garnish with chopped spring onions.

The manchurian is ready to serve  to make complete your indo chinese dinner night  either with some fried rice or noodles.


  1. Very tempting manchurian, nice idea to soya chunks in it...

  2. oh this is so delicious and healthy 'cause of soy .. great pics:)

  3. That looks really good.... and very new to me...

  4. WOW..manchurian with soya chunks..very innovative...looks tempting..must try this one sometime soon.

  5. lovely and healthy and tempting recipe.

  6. lovely I wud b a great change from the gobi/msuhroom manchurians that we have

  7. ohh thats a lovely combo 2 try out !!

  8. Mouthwatering. Wishing I can have then now.

  9. Great idea!Manchurian with soy chunks.looks so yummy.

  10. Wow soya is always bland.......this looks very flavourful & tasty!!!

  11. Can be used for Power Lunch in the Office......(full of Proteins I hope.....)!~

  12. Mouthwatering soya manchurian, wish i can have them with some rice rite now..beautiful clicks..

  13. ennikku soya chunks bayankkaram eshttam annu....soya manchurian kura ayi undakkannam ennu vicharikkunnu...

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  15. wow thats a very tempting dish. am a indo chinese food lover but never had this. gonna try soon. how much oil it requires?

  16. @Sayanatani. Well we don't estimate the oil coz the usage depends person to person.But roughly, you would need about lil less than 1/4 cup to shallow fry these nuggets.

  17. Wow super duper manchurain..I bought some soya last month and made a masala gravy with it,but soya was not very good. so I have half the packet still with me and didnt know what to do ...This way the soya will taste better So I am definntly going to try this one and will let u know.

  18. wowwwwwwwwww thats really yummy one....i love veg manchuriaaaa...and i love soya chunkssss too....but this combi is too gr8....i love it...That came out very perfect....This way of doing some manchuria dish with soya chunks will taste gr8 i think...will surely try this...

  19. really delicious munchurian.. with soy sounds interesting and yummy

  20. A very different and delicious manchurian! The Clicks are just awesome!

  21. Very different manchurian recipe. Love it. Gotta try your version.

  22. I love the look of this! It looks so easy to whip up which is perfect when you hit the middle of the week and need something quick and yummy. Thanks :-)

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