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 non need to worry, it is actually a vegetarian dish.
Soyabean chap as the main ingredient cannot be made at home. By ‘cannot’, i mean that it is a tough process of extrusion and not possible to carry out at home. My husband Anil 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 vendors 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. Normally, there is a production house that produces them in a factory with the equipment specially designed ti 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. 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 bit look.
Lets start with our recipe here. The video is a bit noisy and old styled but the recipe certainly is pretty awesome.
Do share your feedback with us. And yes, do share any information on how we can make the Soyabean chap sticks at home if you ever get to know it. We would love to try.