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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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Sunita Karthik
Sunita Karthik
Sunitha Karthik is a food lover who loves experiment with food. She worked in BPO industry for several years before deciding to settle down with family. She is a self-taught cook who has learnt to cook by experimenting with ingredients and watching various cooking shows. Mother of two kids and supporting her husband's business, she still finds time to cook up a storm in the kitchen.

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