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Soya Beans Masala Sundal

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Soya Beans are a powerhouse of protein, especially for vegetarians. It prevents the risk of heart diseases, aids in lowering cholesterol, helps in weight loss, regulates metabolism amongst several others. Navratri is a time when every household makes atleast one sundal variety each day. Why not include this protein rich legume and make it a tasty evening snack. This sundal is very easy to make and can be served to guests as well.

Soya Beans Masala Sundal


  • Dried Soya Beans – 1 cup
  • Onion – 2, Finely Chopped
  • Ginger – 1 inch Piece, Grated
  • Garlic Cloves – 3, Grated
  • Green Chillies – 2, Chopped
  • Tomato – 1, Finely Chopped
  • Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Red Chilli Powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
  • Garam masala Powder – 1 tsp
  • Oil – 2 tblsp
  • Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
  • Urad Dhal – 1 tsp
  • Asafoetida – A pinch
  • Curry leaves – Few
  • Coriander Leaves – Few


  • Soak the soya beans over night in water.
  • Drain the water and rinse wash them thoroughly.
  • Discard any outer skin.
  • Add little water and needed salt and pressure cook them for 6 whistles.
  • Heat a pan under medium flame.
  • Add the mustard seeds, urad dhal, curry leaves, asafoetida and temper it.
  • Add the ginger, garlic, onions and saute until onions turn soft.
  • Add the tomatoes and cook till it is mashed well with onions.
  • Add the turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder, chilli powder and salt.
  • Now add the cooked soya beans and mix until the masala is coated well to the beans.
  • If needed, sprinkle some water and mix well.
  • Cover and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

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