Learn How to Cook Soya Chunks easy way. Simple method for cooking soya chunks without the smell.
Meal maker is one of my favourite I love it all time..But the one thing that turn me off is the smell which you get from it. I searched google about how to get the raw smell out of it and found this tip in one of the blog. I totally forgot in which blog I found this, so sorry about that..Adding milk to the cooking water takes off the smell from it. From that day onwards I am cooking soya chunks like that.
I was cooking so many recipes out of soya chunks recently, so I thought why not put this tip as a separate post, so that it will be helpful for all of you right. So here I am with the post, Feel free to share your way of cooking soya chunks, I would love to hear from you.
About Cooking Soya Chunks
Soya Chunks also called as meal maker are made from defatted soy flour, which has had the oil removed. They are byproducts of the extraction of soybean oil and have a rough texture when dry. When submerged in warm water or added to gravy, the texture quickly changes to soft and spongy. They are referred to as vegetarian
meat because their nutritional profile is comparable to that of several non-vegetarian foods. Soya chunks are also very versatile and can be cooked to mimic the flavour of non-veg curries.
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How to Cook Soya Chunks Recipe
- Soya Chunks / Meal Maker – 2 cups
- Water – 5 cups
- Milk – ½ cup
- Heat milk and water in a sauce pan. Bring this to a good rolling boil.
- Add in the soya chunks and switch off the flame. Cover with a tight fitting lid and leave it aside for 15-20 mins.
- Drain it in a colander and wash it with lots of cold water.
- Now squeeze of the extra water with your hands. Squeeze to get as much water out of it.
- Now you use it as per your wish.
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How to Cook Soya Chunks Recipe Step by Step
|Heat water and milk in a sauce pan. Bring it to a boil|
|Add in Soya Chunks|
|Switch off the flame and cook it covered|
|Leave it for 15-20 mins..|
|Drain it off|
|Rinse in lots of cold water|
|Squeeze of the extra water|
|Now it is ready for cooking|
|You can pulse it in blender|
|to get soya mince out of it|
|or chop it up|
|to use it any gravies..Its your choice..|
Frequently Asked Questions
Are meal makers healthy?
It is a great source of calcium and isoflavones from a nutritional standpoint. Additionally, it can aid in lowering the risk of conditions like heart disease and some types of cancer. Add soya chunks to dishes you already adore to incorporate soy meal maker into your diet.
What does meal maker contain?
A nutritious meat extender made from defatted soy flour, a by- product of the extraction of soybean oil, soy chunks, also known as meal maker, are a textured or texturized vegetable protein. Defatted soy flour is a by-product of the extraction of soybean oil.
What is Soya Chunks / Meal Maker?
By themselves, they have no flavour or smell, providing every cook with a clean slate. The boiled nuggets are a delight to cook with because of their spongy texture, which is ready to absorb any flavours you dunk them in.