Soyabean Chap is primarily a North Indian delight and is considered equivalent of a non-vegetarian dish. This is because it has high protein content and feels like a non-veg when chewed. But no need to worry, it is actually a vegetarian dish.
At this time, we believe that Soyabean chap as the main ingredient cannot be made at home. By 'cannot', We mean that it is a tough process of extrusion and not possible to carry out at home. We did a lot of research to find out an easy way of producing the soyabean chap sticks at home but could not achieve it.We even contacted the various vendors (Halwai and stores selling Soyabean chap sticks) and inquired about how it is made by them. The response in all the cases was that they do not make it on their own.
They buy it directly from the production house that produces them in a factory with the equipment specially designed to carry out a process of extrusion (related with producing high heat to melt soyabean).
We are here presenting the recipe of creating the delicious soyabean chap curry with the assumption that we already have the soyabean chap sticks with us.
As a alternative to the soyabean sticks (if you are not able to procure them easily), you can use the soyabean chunks that are easily available in good grocery shops in India/abroad. One of the example is Nestle Soya chunks.
People who stay abroad normally find it tough to get the soyabean chap sticks too. If you are lucky, you might get them at any Indian or Pakistani grocery store. But, if you can't, the best bet would be to try the soyabean chunks.
To get a bit creative, you can use tooth-picks and insert them in the soyabean chunks to give a better presentation.
Lets start with our recipe here. The video is a bit noisy and old styled but the recipe certainly is pretty awesome. The video is from our initial days of starting inHouseRecipes and is pretty unedited too. We apologize for the inconvenience caused due to the noise.
The new video is due for this recipe and we would be uploading them soon. We are also experimenting once again with making the raw Soyabean chap sticks at home. Will share the recipe once we are successful.
The soyabean chap sticks should be soaked in water for 6 hours before starting with this recipe. The ones you buy from market are generally pre-soaked by the vendor and are ready to use. If the ones you have is dry, you should soak them now.
Making the Tadka Cook time – 15 minutes
Heat Oil in a pan on high flame for about a minute.
After 1 minute, add black Cardamom and Cumin Seeds and let them cook for 30 seconds.
After 30 seconds, they would turn golden brown in color. Now, add Garlic and Ginger. Cook them for 30 seconds.
After 30 seconds, add chopped Onion. Mix well and let it cook.
When Onion turns golden brown in color would take about 2-3 minutes, add Tomato and Green Chili paste. Mix well.
Add Tomato and spices in Soyabean curry
Cook for about a minute on high flame and then add spices.
Add Red Chili Powder, Mango Powder and Coriander Powder. Let it cook on high flame until Tomatoes appear to have separated from Oil.
This step is optional. You can now add Deggi Mirch or Red food color to make it look more red in color, if you desire.
Add Salt and Garam masala. Mix well and let it cook on low flame for about 2 more minutes.
When you see Tomatoes separated from Oil, add Milk.
Add milk to soyabean curry
Mix well and let it cook on low flame for another 2 minutes.
Tadka is almost ready. It needs a bit of steamed cooking with the Soyabean Chap which is our next plan of action.
Cooking Soyabean Chap with Tadka Cook time – 5 minutes
Mark cuts (using a knife) on Soyabean Chap sticks and add them in the Onion & Tomato gravy Tadka.
Mark cuts on Soyabean sticks
Keep the stove on low flame and cover the pan. Let it cook for 5 minutes.
After 5 minutes, switch off the stove and sprinkle Coriander leaves.
Soyabean Chap Sticks Curry is ready to serve hot. Enjoy.
Soyabean Chap curry is ready
Storage and Serving Suggestions
Soyabean Chap Sticks Curry Recipe Video Part 2
Soyabean Chap sticks are best enjoyed with Dal Makhni.
You can refrigerate the Sabzi for up-to 3 days for best taste.
Soyabean chap curry
Soyabean chaap with gravy
Prep. , Cook.
3 Cup Yield
Soyabean Chap Sticks Curry Recipe - Protein Rich
Amount Per Serving
Calories889Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Trans Fat 0.01g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 15g
Dietary Fiber 14g56%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.