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Malai Soya Chaap Recipe – Step by Step

Malai Soya Chaap is a creamy and mild soya chaap recipe. This has little amount of rich gravy and acts as a great starter. I barely remember knowing much about soya chaap when I was growing up. Best I remember was, soya chunks, nutrela beans. Soya chaap is in a way derivative from nutrela beans.

What is Soya Chaap

Soya chaap is a commonly known term in Indian subcontinent. It is less known outside. Soy beans, soya chunks and all purpose flour is processed together to give soya chaap. It is a spongy dough wrapped around ice-cream sticks. It is processed and made suitable for long life and freezing.

Soya chaap in its raw form is fully vegan. Since it contains good amount of soy beans, it is relatively high in protein and low in fat. Soya chaap is like mock meat.

Soya Malai Chaap Recipe | YourFoodFantasy.com
Soya Malai Chaap Recipe | YourFoodFantasy.com

These soya chaaps are available in UK under the name of “Soya Treat” and one can buy it from eBay or zingoxfoods. Soya Treat’s soya chaap are made from wheat flour and not all purpose flour, making these chaap’s even more healthier.

Soya Treat Soya Chaap | Your Food Fantasy
Soya Treat Soya Chaap | Your Food Fantasy

What is Malai Soya Chaap

Malai = Cream, in hindi. Soya chaap made with cream and yogurt, mild in spices, is malai soya chaap. Malai soya chaap can be dry or can have little gravy. If you keep it little dry, it acts as great starter. Add more cream and make gravy, it will be a great curry. Personally I prefer eating malai soya chaap in dry or semi-dry state, as my appetiser.

How does Soya Chaap Taste

I am a vegetarian and have never had any meat in my life. My partner on other hand is chicken and meat lover. According to him (and many other non-vegetarians), Soya chaap tastes close to chicken, though its fully veg. I suppose the spongy nature of soya gives it the taste of chicken. If you a non-vegetarian, what is your view on soya chaap?

Since this tastes a lot like chicken, my partner is always happy to have it. I remember when I asked him to taste this, he was not sure if he will like it, however he is now a fan of soya chaap. I am now on a spree of innovating more recipes from soya chaap and hoping to share more of soya chaap recipes.

Soya Malai Chaap Recipe | Your Food Fantasy
Soya Malai Chaap Recipe | Your Food Fantasy

Method of making Malai Soya Chaap

  • First of all, to make cashew paste, soak 8-10 cashews in warm water for 30 minutes. After that grind them into a fine paste with little water and keep aside.
  • Take off all the soya chaap from sticks and cut them into 2 inch pieces.
  • In a mixing bowl, add cream, yogurt, cashew paste, ginger garlic paste, salt and pepper. Mix well and add lemon juice.
  • Add the soya chaap pieces and mix. Now add 1 tablespoon of oil and mix it well. Mix well so that the soya chaap pieces are well coated with marinade. Cover the bowl with cling film and let it marinate for 2 hours.
  • Heat a pan over medium heat and add rest 2 tablespoon of oil to it. Take out the soya chaap pieces on a plate and keep the rest marinade with you.
  • Once oil is hot, shallow fry the soya pieces few at a time, till they are little golden. Take them out on a plate.
  • To the same pan, add thinly sliced onion and sauté till they are translucent. Add rest of the marinade and sauté for a minute. Now add fried soya pieces and mix. Ensure that soya pieces are well coated. Now switch off the heat.
  • Transfer them to a serving plate and sprinkle chat masala on it.
Malai Soya Chaap Recipe | Your Food Fantasy
Malai Soya Chaap Recipe | Your Food Fantasy

Pro Tips

  • I have used greek yogurt in my recipe because of its thickness, however you can use normal yogurt, just hang it for 30 minutes to drain excess water and use it.
  • You can marinate for less time, however this malai chaap taste best after marinating for more time.
  • Rather than shallow frying, you can roast them in a pre-heated oven for 20 minutes at 180 degree temperature. Then add them into the sautéed marinade.
  • Serve this malai soya chaap hot for the best taste.
  • Recipe includes marination, hence plan ahead and marinade it for good 2 hrs or more.

This Malai Soya Chaap

  • Is great starter for any event.
  • Loved by non-veg lovers too, thanks to its taste.
  • Is fully vegetarian friendly.
  • Has mild flavours and not spicy. This makes it suitable for kids too.
Malai Soya Chaap Recipe - How to make Soya Chaap | Your Food Fantasy
Malai Soya Chaap Recipe – How to make Soya Chaap | Your Food Fantasy

Serving Suggestion

Serve this malai soya chaap piping hot along with dips and sauces, such as this green chutney.

Nutritional Value of Soya Chaap

Soya is high in protein, but soya chaap contains all purpose flour, which means its not all protein, but has carbs too. Protein content varies, depending on the contents of soya vs flour. Soya chaap is not gluten-free due to flour content.

Malai Soya Chaap

Meenu Gupta
Soya Chaap in creamy gravy, acting as great starter and giving run for money to any chicken lover, though its fully vegetarian.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Marination 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4
Calories 751 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 500 Grams Soya chaap on sticks I used "Soya Treat". Users in UK can buy following the link. Personally recommending as great soya.
  • 4 Tbsp Fresh Cream
  • 2 Tbsp Yogurt Use thick yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp Cashew Paste Check recipe method to learn how to make cashew paste
  • 1 Tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1 Tsp Salt As per taste
  • 1/2 Tsp Black pepper powder
  • 1 Tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/3 Tsp Chaat Masala
  • 1 Onion Medium size, Thinly sliced
  • 3 Tbsp Oil

Instructions
 

  • First of all, to make cashew paste, soak 8-10 cashews in warm water for 30 minutes. After that grind them into a fine paste with little water and keep aside.
  • Take off all the soya chaap from sticks and cut them into 2 inch pieces.
    Raw Soya Chaap for Malai Soya Chaap | Your Food Fantasy
  • In a mixing bowl, add cream, yogurt, cashew paste, ginger garlic paste, salt and pepper. Mix well and add lemon juice.
  • Add the soya chaap pieces and mix. Now add 1 tablespoon of oil and mix it well so that the soya chaap pieces are well coated with marinade. Cover it with cling film and let it marinate for 2 hours.
    Soya Chaap Marinated for Malai Soya Chaap | Your Food Fantasy
  • Heat a pan over medium heat and add rest 2 tablespoon of oil to it. Take out the soya chaap pieces on a plate and keep the rest marinade with you.
  • Once oil is hot, shallow fry the soya pieces few at a time, till they are little golden. Take them out on a plate.
    Fried Soya for Malai Soya Chaap | Your Food Fantasy
  • To the same pan, add thinly sliced onion and sauté till they are translucent. Add rest of the marinade and sauté for a minute. Add fried soya pieces and mix so that they are well coated and switch off the heat.
    Malai Soya Chaap Recipe steps | Your Food Fantasy
  • Transfer them to a serving plate and sprinkle chat masala on it. Serve this soya chaap, hot.
    Soya Treat - Malai Soya Chaap | Your Food Fantasy

Notes

  • I have used Greek yogurt in my recipe because of its thickness, however you can use normal yogurt, just hang it for 30 minutes to drain excess water and use it.
  • You can marinate for less time, however this malai chaap taste best after marinating for more time.
  • Rather than shallow frying, you can roast them in a pre-heated oven for 20 minutes at 180 degree temperature. Then add them into the sautéed marinade.
  • Make sure that this chaap is served hot for the best taste.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Malai Soya Chaap
Amount Per Serving
Calories 751 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 596mg26%
Potassium 123mg4%
Carbohydrates 73g24%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 40g80%
Vitamin A 5IU0%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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This post is sponsored by Soya Treat UK. Recipe Idea and all thoughts expressed here are purely mine.

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