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Soya Chili Manchurian Vegan Recipe

Updated: Oct 9, 2022

Soya chunks are super nutritious this is an amazing recipe for it.

Soya Chunks or TVPs are batter fried first until crisp and then added to the Chili Manchurian sauce. It is a perfect Indo chinese appetizer and will satisfy your taste buds


Marinating the Soya Chunks or TVP

Soya Chunks or TVP - 200 grams

Ginger - 1 inch

Garlic - 4

Salt - 2 Tsp

Red chili powder - Half Tsp

Black pepper powder - 1 Tsp

All Purpose Flour - 8 Tbsp

Ingredients for the Sauce

Oil - 1 Tbsp

Onion - half finely chopped

Garlic - 7

Bell Pepper Red & Green - 1

Onion bulbs - Half

Chili - 1 Small

Soy Sauce - 2 Tbsps

Ketchup - 4 Tbsps

Salt - 1 tsp

Pepper - half tsp

Spring Onion greens - As much as needed


Step 1: Take around 200 grams of soya chunks or textured vegetable protein for the recipe. You can either cook the soya chunks for 5-7 mins or soak them in water for 15-20 mins

Then wash thoroughly under fresh water and squeeze out the excess water. Make sure you don’t break the soya chunks while squeezing the water

Step 2: Marinate the Soya chunks

Add 2 teaspoons of salt, 1 tsp of pepper, half tsp of red chili powder, grated ginger garlic, 8 tbsps of all purpose flour. Mix everything till the soya chunks are coated evenly with the marinate.

Now you have 3 options, you can either bake, deep fry or air fry these soya chunks,

Step 3: I am going to go with the airfryer option

Add some oil to the bowl, it’s entirely optional. Brush it evenly. Then add the soya chunks to it

Add a little bit of more oil on top

Air fry the Soya chunks for 10 mins over 190 C

Step 4: Prepare the Sauce

Heat a pan and add oil to it. Then add half finely chopped medium onion to it

Cook the onion till it’s slightly golden brown, add finely chopped or paste of 7 cloves of garlic, followed by half finely chopped chili. Cook for 2 minutes by stir frying it

Add 1 tablespoon of soy sauce, 3 tablespoons of ketchup, give it a mix and cook till you see the oil starts to separate from the sauce

Add the chopped Bell peppers and onion bulbs to the pan and mix with the sauce. In a min add 1 teaspoon of vinegar

Mix a little and then add 4-5 tablespoons of water, let this cook over low heat for 2-3 mins and meanwhile prepare the cornstarch slurry

Take around 50 ml of water and add 1 teaspoon of cornstarch slurry

Mix it well, make sure you use water at room temperature. Then add the cornstarch slurry to the pan and mix well

The gravy will start to thicken up

Mix well and let it cook over low heat for 5-7 minutes

Add half teaspoon of salt, or salt as per your taste, 1 tsp of pepper, spring onion greens

Add the cooked soya chunks and mix well

Make sure that the soya chunks are completely coated with the sauce

Garnish using spring onion greens and the chili soya manchurian is ready

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