Feb 3, 2012

Soya Chunks Cutlet (Pan Fried) / Meal Maker Cutlet / Soya Cutlet / Soya Patties / Soya Pattice – Filling for Burger / Snacks Ideas / Non-Veg Substitutes

Soya Chunks which is also called as Meal Maker here is my favorite stuff..I can eat it all day, I don’t know why ..But I totally like it..The one thing which put me back is the smell of that, so I use a special way to treat it which I have shown in the pictures..Addition of milk to the cooking water remove the funky smell from it…So if you are fine with that smell skip this step, but if you are like me, please follow this..

I use soya chunks more than anything in my cooking..I make korma, manchurian’s, 65’s and many many stuffs out of it..And among that this one is my favorite. These cutlets are so healthy since they are pan fried, but if you are in a mood of deep frying, please do it..These are great recipe to freeze..Make a big batch of this and after completing till the step of coating them in breadcrumbs, put them between parchment paper or wrap them individually in cling warp and freeze them. So that you can use it when ever you want..

I hope you like it and let me know how it came out..


Dry Soya Chunks– 200 gms (Click to know how to cook soya chunks)
Potato – 1 large Cooked
Breadcrumbs – 2 cups
Cornflour / Corn Starch – 2 tblspn
All Purpose Flour / Maida – 2 tblspn
Onion -1 chopped finely
Ginger Garlic Paste -1 tblspn
Chilli Powder -1 tsp
Coriander Powder / Malli Podi -1 tblspn
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi – 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam -1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil-1 tblspn + for pan frying
Coriander Leaves / Cilantro -3 tblspn chopped
Milk – ½ cup (for cooking soya chunks)


Take lots of water and milk in a sauce pan and bring it to a boil..Once it comes to a good boil, add soya chunks/meal maker and switch off the flame..Cover with a lid and let it rest for 15 mins by which time the soya must have doubled in size. Now pour this over a colander and rinse with lots of cold water. Squeeze off the excess water with your hands and set it aside.

Now take this meal maker in a mixer and pulse it till it reaches coarse crumbs..Cook the potatoes and mash them as well. Put this both in a mixing bowl.

Now make the masala. Heat 1 tblspn of oil and add cumin seeds. Add in ginger garlic paste and fry for 1 min.

Now add in onions and sauté for 3 mins. Add in turmeric, chilli, coriander powder and mix well. Throw in lots of coriander leaves and mix once. Add this masala over the soya and potato mixture..

Add salt to the mixture and mix well.

Form small portion out of it and form into round  pattice. Arrange it in a plate and put it in the fridge for 15 mins if you like..

Now mix cornflour and maida with some water and form into a thin paste. Pour this mixture to a shallow plate so that it will be easy to dunk the cutlet it. Put the breadcrumbs in a plate as well.

Now take the cutlet and dunk it in cornflour mixture and then roll it in breadcrumbs and set aside. Finish the entire batch like this.

Heat oil for pan frying, you could deep fry as well. Put the pattice in oil and fry on both sides till golden brown.

Remove to a paper towel and serve with ketchup.

Take all your ingrediants
Soya Chunks and Potatoes are cooked..
mash the potatoes
take the soya in a blender
and puree it
add it to a mixing bowl
add potatoes to it
now prepare the masala...Heat oil and add cumin
ginger garlic paste
and saute well
add turmeric
chilli and coriander powder
and mix well
add coriander leaves
and mix well..This is the masala
add this to the potato and soya mixture
add salt
and mix well
form small pattice
and arrange it in a plate
now mix cornflour and maida with some water to a liquid
tranfer that to a shallow bowl and also put bread crumbs in a plate..Its time for dunking and dredging
first dip cutlet in cornflour mixture
remove that carefully and ........
dip in breadcrumbs
coat that well
and arrange it in a plate
Heat some oil in a tawa
and drop this on that
fry till the bottom is golden
remove to a plate

Check out this Chukka Soya Masala also..(Click on the Image for Recipe)
Chukka Soya Masala


  1. Thank you for the step by step tutorial. Look very delicous :)

  2. Mouthwatering cutlets,looks so healthy n yummy.

  3. These patties do look tasty. I am actually surprised that they are made with soy. Good to stop in and learn more about your cuisine! Have a great weekend.

  4. I would love to try these. We love Indian food but I don't think I've seen these on the menus here. I'll look for them next time we go to an Indian restaurant

  5. Loved the idea of using soya for cutlets :)

  6. wow..cutlets looks absolutely delicious..i just love all your recipes!! :)

  7. wooooooooooow che delizia! complimenti, un bacio :)
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  8. this is cool..i have a packet of meal maker too..shall make them into patties :)

  9. Well done! Great tip for getting the smell out of the soya chunks too!

  10. Lovely crisp golden patties..Thank you aarti..

  11. Thanks a bunch for the step-by-step illustrations dear!The Soya cutlet looks delicious and the fact that it is pan-fried makes it even more appealing = - and calorie-free, that is;)Lovely cutlets!

  12. wow, those look superb, love your process :)

  13. Healthy pan-fried cutlets Aarthi, looks really yum..

  14. looks great..u made them perfectly

  15. Looks so lip smacking. You surely do have lot of patience in taking those step by step photos.

  16. Healthy n yummy cutlets....step by step presentation is very helpful

  17. What a delicious looking dish!

  18. Cutlet with soyachunks wowww perfect snack for healthy freaks :)

  19. Yummy and mouthwatering Cutlet ....
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  20. I love to have a taste of this wonderful dish..;P
    Tasty Appetite

  21. Wow, these look so wonderful with the crisp coating :)

  22. I have a bag of soya balls crying to be used in my pantry. this is a lovely idea and tasty recipe which I ll try out in the future.

  23. i love soya chunks too, can eat it any way. looks yum

  24. Just the other day I brought these and was wondering what to make. Thanks

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  26. Its a nice & wonderful dish.
    I have tried and made a delicious Soya Manchurian dish. Please check the video and prepare it in your home.
    Sure you will love the dish as it is 100% vegeterian but rich in protein. Please like my video and subscribe to my channel :)

  27. What are bread crumbs?? Last time I used sweet breads it guess and previous cutlets turned sweetish.. could you Please help?

  28. @Sushravya M.PDont use sweet bread to make breadcrumbs, use normal bread. Just powder normal bread you will get crumbs.

  29. Hi, jnstead of maida and cornflour mix csn we coat it with something else or cornflour alone?

  30. @Anonymousyes u can coat in cornflour alone

  31. you can coat it with atta or wheat flour too.

  32. Hi, I tried the cutlets everything was good but instead of turning crispy they became soft. I used rawa to coat them instead of breadcrumbs.

  33. @Sunita Dsouzabreadcrumbs gives crunchy texture. If u use sooji, you have to fry it little more oil or deep fry it

  34. How to make the bread crumbs? Shall i do it in a

  35. @Priyankacheck this link


  36. A really awesome and easy to make recepie...


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