Friday 31 May 2013

Soya Chunks Cutlets / Meal Maker Cutlets

Here is an excellent way to sneak in protein and calcium packed soya chunks in your diet in the form of healthy & delicious Soya Cutlets - as a snack or an appetizer!

Soya chunks are processed from soyabeans that make them more digestible and palatable.  They are a rich source of vegetarian protein, vitamin A, vitamin B12 and iron also serves as a great substitute for meat.

Yield : 12 medium sized cutlets (approx.) 


Soya Chunks / Meal maker   – 2 cups
Potato – 2 medium sized (boiled and mashed)
Onion – 1 big (finely chopped)
Pepper powder – ½ tsp
Red chilli powder – 1  tsp (adjust to suit your spice needs)
Coriander powder -  ½ tsp
Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
Garam masala powder- 3/4 tsp
Tomato sauce – 1 tsp
Coriander Leaves  – 1 tbsp (finely chopped)
Salt - to taste
Oil - 1 tbsp

To Grind:  

Ginger -1“ piece 
Garlic - 5 to 6 pods
Green chillies – 1 or 2

Oil – for deep frying
Bread crumbs – 1
½  to 2 cups
All purpose flour / Corn flour - 2 table spoon


Soak soya chunks in water for nearly 20 minutes or till it becomes soft.

After that squeeze the excess water.  Wash at least 2 to 3 times and squeeze completely.

Mince that using mixer / blender and keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan; add the finely chopped onions and saute till the colour changes.

Then, add grounded paste; Saute for a minute and add the minced soya chunks along with all the spice powders and salt.  Mix well.

Sprinkle little water and close the pan with the lid; allow to cook for 5 minutes in medium flame.

Once it is done, add tomato sauce, coriander leaves and mashed potatoes. Fry for a second and turn of the stove (make sure there is no moisture in this mixture).

Transfer this mixture into a bowl and mix well (
add little breadcrumbs to reduce the water content in the potato soya mixture, if needed).

Taste at this stage to add anything, if you need.  Roll the mixture and shape the pieces as you like.

Take a separate bowl;  mix all purpose flour / cornflour and water to a batter consistency (this batter should neither be thick nor thin).

Now dip the shaped cutlets in flour mixture and roll in the bread crumbs.

Deep fry it in oil, till both the sides turn golden brown in medium flame.

To make it a low calorie snack, shallow fry that. Repeat the same for other cutlets.

Serve hot with tomato ketchup or mint chutney.


You may replace egg for coating instead of cornflour / all purpose flour.

Add veggies like carrot, peas, etc., to increase the nutritive value.

You can also prepare the mixture and keep it ready in the refrigerator (but not more than a day) so that you can just take it out and fry to treat your guests with a hot snack.


  1. nutritious patties..looks delicious Poornima..

  2. Wow! Delicious soya cutlets! Perfectly made! :)

  3. Delicious snack... Very filling too..

  4. Healthy Cutlet....

  5. Gud one poornimaaa---frm Love fro kitchen :D

  6. Healthy n perfectly made.U have a nice blog.

  7. LATHA PRABAKAR8 June 2013 at 01:51

    Today I prepared this cutlet.It was very tasty and easy to prepare as well.Love your blog:)

    1. I am so glad that you made that cutlet and also loved it. Thank you so much Latha Prabakar.

  8. Hi pooranima.I prepared this was very tasty.solai arunachalam

  9. Hi pooranima.I prepared this was very tasty.solai arunachalam

  10. Thank you solai for trying my recipe and glad you liked that too.

  11. hi poornima , i was thnking wat can i do with soya chunks , saw ur post now , soon i vl try dis, i have joined ur blog ,pls join my blog lets keep in touch :)

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  13. Amazing! Thanks for sharing this recipe in easy way!


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  15. thanks for sharing this recipe, some tasty recipe of soya chunks found, will surely try


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