Soya chunks cutlets / meal maker cutlets

8 servings
20 min
10 min
Here is an excellent way to sneak in protein and calcium packed soya chunks in your diet in the form of healthy & delicious Soya Cutlets - as a snack or an appetizer!

Soya chunks are processed from soyabeans that make them more digestible and palatable. They are a rich source of vegetarian protein, vitamin A, vitamin B12 and iron also serves as a great substitute for meat.


Number of serving: 8
Yield : 12 medium sized cutlets (approx.)

Soya Chunks / Meal maker – 2 cups

Potato – 2 medium sized (boiled and mashed)

Onion – 1 big (finely chopped)

Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp

Red chilli powder – 1 tsp (adjust to suit your spice needs)

Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Garam masala powder- 3/4 tsp

Tomato sauce – 1 tsp

Coriander Leaves – 1 tbsp (finely chopped)

Salt - to taste

Oil - 1 tbsp

To Grind:

Ginger -1“ piece

Garlic - 5 to 6 pods

Green chillies – 1 or 2


Oil – for deep frying

Bread crumbs – 11/2 to 2 cups

All purpose flour / Corn flour - 2 table spoon


  • Soak soya chunks in water for nearly 20 minutes or till it becomes soft.

    After that squeeze the excess water. Wash at least 2 to 3 times and squeeze completely.

    Mince that using mixer / blender and keep aside.

    Heat oil in a pan; add the finely chopped onions and saute till the colour changes.

    Then, add grounded paste; Saute for a minute and add the minced soya chunks along with all the spice powders and salt. Mix well.

    Sprinkle little water and close the pan with the lid; allow to cook for 5 minutes in medium flame.

    Once it is done, add tomato sauce, coriander leaves and mashed potatoes. Fry for a second and turn of the stove (make sure there is no moisture in this mixture).

    Transfer this mixture into a bowl and mix well (add little breadcrumbs to reduce the water content in the potato soya mixture, if needed).

    Taste at this stage to add anything, if you need. Roll the mixture and shape the pieces as you like.


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