Soyabean Chap Sticks Curry Recipe – Protein Rich

Soyabean Chap is primarily a North Indian delight and is considered equivalent of a non-vegetarian dish. This recipe is for making Soyabean chap curry.

Written by Maahi Gupta
  By Maahi Gupta          Updated  11 Jan, 18



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.


1 min Prep
20 min Cook
Yield  3 cup
Nutrition Facts
Soyabean Chap Sticks Curry Recipe - Protein Rich
Amount Per Serving
Calories 889 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Trans Fat 0.01g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 15g
Cholesterol 0.3mg 0%
Sodium 982mg 41%
Potassium 1011mg 29%
Total Carbohydrates 84g 28%
Dietary Fiber 14g 56%
Sugars 12g
Protein 94g 188%
Vitamin A 26%
Vitamin C 61%
Calcium 9%
Iron 23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



  • Ingredients for Soyabean chap.
    Ingredients for Soyabean Chap
    Ingredients for Soyabean Chap 
  • 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.
    Roasting Onion
    Roasting Onion 
  • 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
    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
    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
    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
    Soyabean Chap curry is ready 

Soyabean chap curry
Soyabean chap curry 
Soyabean chaap with gravy
Soyabean chaap with gravy 

 Storage and Serving Suggestions

Soyabean Chap Sticks Curry Recipe Video Part 2

  1. Soyabean Chap sticks are best enjoyed with Dal Makhni.
  2. You can refrigerate the Sabzi for up-to 3 days for best taste.
Soyabean chap curry
Soyabean chaap with gravy

Protein Rich Indian Recipes Recipe

   34 Useful Questions & Answers from comments

  1. Neelam Khanna
    Neelam Khanna 16 Dec, 17 at 5:19 pm

    Hi. I made it yesterday but inside of chaap was very dry. What should i do ?

    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 17 Dec, 17 at 1:38 am

      1. Did you make cuts on its surface before cooking? These cuts help get the oil and tomato gravy get into its inside and soften.
      2. Also, the Chaap needs to be sub-merged in water before cooking to soften it over-all surface.

      Let us know if these two things help.

  2. Neeraj Arora
    Neeraj Arora 9 Jul, 17 at 11:29 pm

    Thank you….The recipe was very good…. I just tried it. Though I reduced the quatity of mango powder and red chilli by 50%. And increased ghee quantity by 20%. Also in the end, cooked for 10mins in pressure cooker seperately to incorporate the flavours of gravy into the chaap. Otherwise soya chaap feels tasteless inside. Enjoy the twist.

    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 10 Jul, 17 at 12:49 pm

      Good improvisation.

  3. Anil Gupta
    Anil Gupta 23 Sep, 13 at 7:32 pm

    Hello Mr Lakesh, sorry for replying too late. Looks like we somehow missed your comment. But der aaye durust aaye.
    Agar mai sahi samjah paaya hoon to aap soyabean chap ko ghar mei banane ki baat ker rahe hai. Humnei bahut koshish kari ise ghar mei banane ki par bana nahi sake. Phir hamnei kaafi jagah pata bhi kiya ke isko kaise banaya jaata hai aur tab hamein pata laga ke isko banane ke liye ‘extrusion’ process ka istemaal kiya jata hai. Extrusion ek bahut hi complex process hai jisme high heat ko use kerke soyabean se soyabean chap banti hai. Ise ghar mei ker pana possible nahi hota.
    I hope ke mai aapke sawaal ka jawaab de paya.

    • rajeev sehgal
      rajeev sehgal 30 Jul, 14 at 5:07 pm

      dear mr gupta
      i believe what you are saying is that to make soya chaap we need to melt the soya grains to make them liquip and pour into pre detirmined shAPE OR EXTRUDED PROCESS

      • Anil Gupta
        Anil Gupta 30 Jul, 14 at 5:24 pm

        Hi Rajeev,

        I do not know the exact process of converting Soya grains to Chap sticks. I researched on internet about how it is normally done and then got to know that it is the extrusion process that is applied to make it happen.
        I don’t think you would be able to do this process at home.

        But, if you know a certain process that can help achieve it, please do share it with us here.

  4. madhu
    madhu 29 Aug, 12 at 10:32 am

    grt recipes.i made it .it was nice enough. evryone at my home just loved it..

    • Maahi
      Maahi 29 Aug, 12 at 1:40 pm

      That’s really nice to know that everyone liked it at your place 🙂
      Thnx so much for appreciating our work. Hope to see more of your comments in future as well.

  5. Harish
    Harish 17 Jul, 12 at 10:34 pm

    Please be aware that chaamps are not soyabean. They are made from whole wheat flour. It is from Chinese origin and named Seitan. You can find 100s of Seitan preparation videos on youtube.

  6. Maahi
    Maahi 27 Jun, 12 at 6:28 pm

    If you are looking at making the sticks itself at home, then i would say that it may not possible as it is a pretty hectic and high temperature activity. Hence, cannot be done at home.

  7. Ashish
    Ashish 1 May, 12 at 5:46 pm

    Initially when i cooked Soya Chaap ,it was disaster but now i can atleat impress my wife …
     Thanks once again 🙂

    • Maahi
      Maahi 2 May, 12 at 6:18 am

      Thnx so much Ashish, i m really glad that my recipe made your day 🙂

      Hope to see more of your valuable comments in future as well.

  8. Ashish
    Ashish 1 May, 12 at 5:41 pm

    Hi Mahi,
     Thanks 4 the recipe.

  9. Yogita
    Yogita 16 Feb, 12 at 8:49 pm

    Hello Maahi,

    I like watching your recipes…I live in USA and always look for our desi recipes, please keep on sharing your recipes. I love cooking and watching you cook, makes me enjoy cooking more….I get dried soya chaaps from Delhi whenever I come to India.

  10. Shuchi
    Shuchi 7 Jan, 12 at 11:36 pm

    Maahi ji, I live in USA and run a food website The recipes are in English and Hindi. Many of my readers have asked for soyabean chaap recipe. Since we do not get soyabean chaap in USA, I just could not explain the recipe. But  I liked your video of the Soyabean chaap and have directed my readers to your video. Happy cooking!

    • Maahi
      Maahi 8 Jan, 12 at 5:28 am

      Thanks Shuchi for helping your readers and recommending our site. Ya..getting soyabean chaap sticks in USA is difficult. It is generally manufactured by local vendors here. You can suggest your readers to use the Nutrela chunks as a substitute.

  11. Kgsharma
    Kgsharma 5 Jan, 12 at 7:46 am

    Wonderful Wonderful Wonderful

    • Maahi
      Maahi 6 Jan, 12 at 8:43 am

      Thank you so much for liking 🙂

  12. Sbv782
    Sbv782 2 Jan, 12 at 1:54 pm

    thanks for the recipes

    • Maahi
      Maahi 3 Jan, 12 at 9:26 am

      Thnx for writing in.

  13. Jaymin
    Jaymin 9 Dec, 11 at 4:57 am

    grate post & Thanks for it its test is so good i can’t tell u

    • Maahi
      Maahi 9 Dec, 11 at 7:48 am

      Thnx a lot. Hope u will check out more recipes and try them at home. Do share ur valuable comments in future as well.
      Thnx again

  14. Jsaweed 141126
    Jsaweed 141126 26 Nov, 11 at 2:07 pm

    thnk u i like this recipe dear

    • Maahi
      Maahi 26 Nov, 11 at 4:38 pm

      Thnx a lot for writing in.
      Looking nice.

  15. Archanarajoria
    Archanarajoria 30 Aug, 11 at 9:10 am

    but kuch or bhi kar sakte the ap iske sath… ise kuch diff banane ke liye

  16. Archanarajoria
    Archanarajoria 30 Aug, 11 at 9:09 am

    good… i like ur recipe

    • Maahi
      Maahi 30 Aug, 11 at 11:25 am

      thnx for writing in.

  17. VizzMedia
    VizzMedia 18 Jul, 11 at 8:07 am

    Some really wonderful ideas you have shared. Great post.

    • Maahi
      Maahi 18 Jul, 11 at 8:10 am

      Hey Thnx a ton, i am really glad that you liked it. Soyabean chaap is one of my favorite recipe 🙂

  18. Jyotikaurbhatia
    Jyotikaurbhatia 11 Apr, 11 at 5:42 am

    thank you mam

    • Maahi
      Maahi 12 Apr, 11 at 11:38 am

      Hi Jyoti…
      Thanks a lot from Megha’s side…she is a bit busy these days so could not respond..
      Did you try chaps?

  19. Usa_gitu02
    Usa_gitu02 10 Apr, 11 at 1:22 pm

    from where i got chaps….actuly i want to learn making chapes…not a dish…i think u understand what i want to say…

    • Maahi
      Maahi 12 Apr, 11 at 11:42 am

      yes…I understand what you mean..
      But as mentioned in above comments, it is not possible to make them at home.

      You need to get it from market and i don’t think they are available in this shape and form in USA. If you are in North India, you can find them at sweet shops, grocery stores. What you can do is, buy the Nutrela chunks (Soyabean chunks) which are available easily in any american or indian grocery store. You can then make them the way it has been explained in the recipe.

      The taste will be same except the shape!!

      I hope this helps.