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Soya meat Sri Lankan devil curry(vegetarian,vegan).

Soya meat Sri Lankan devil curry.

This soya meat curry gives you all the plant-based protein you need.

delicious yet vegetarian side-dish that you can serve for your next meatless meal.

How to make a soya meat(nutrela) stir fry.

Part stir-fry, part devilled, we are turning regular soya chunks(Nutrela, mealmaker) into a delicious curry with a thick sauce.

A devilled soya chunk/Nutrela is the best way to serve these veggie protein chunks. 

The devilled Soya chunk curry is a little different to the Sri Lankan soya/soy meat curry you’ve made so far.  

It’s spicy and the soya chunks/Nutrela are smothered in a regular devilled coconut-based sauce. 

If you are on the lookout for an appetizer or starter that both meat lovers and vegetarian would love then treat them to this spicy devilled soya chunk stir-fry.

One of the best reasons to make this soya chunk devil curry is that the dish suits any type of diet.

So have this recipe in hand to make for any unexpected guests with special diets.

Soya chunks cooked into a Sri Lankan devil curry. Gets you the plant-based protein you need. delicious yet vegetarian side-dish that you can serve for your next meatless meal.

How to serve soya chunk curry.

You can serve the vegetarian curry as a substitute for your rice and curry menu.

Serve it in a platter with a few torn pieces of tortilla, roti or naan as a starter to your friends.

Soya chunks cooked into a Sri Lankan devil curry. Gets you the plant-based protein you need. delicious yet vegetarian side-dish that you can serve for your next meatless meal.

Soya chunks/Nutrela, once boiled are like little sponges that soak in the spices and flavor of the sauce or gravy you cook the soya in.

So make sure to make the best curry sauce for this stir-fry and you will not be disappointed.

If you plan your weekly menu ahead of time and want to add a few meatless dishes then plan your vegetarian meals around this soya meat stir-fry once or twice a month.

What to serve with soya chunk Sri Lankan stir-fry.

Serve the soya with a hot bowl of rice, if you are feeling lazy, make simple ghee rice and just serve with devilled soya chunk curry and a few poppadums.

How about a spicy veggie protein tortilla with a layer of cheese on top.
Naans, parathas are great carbs for the soya meat recipe.

Save the recipe to your favorite Pinterest board!

Soya chunks cooked into a Sri Lankan devil curry. Gets you the plant-based protein you need. delicious yet vegetarian side-dish that you can serve for your next meatless meal.

Utensils and appliances needed.

Chopping board and knife.
A medium-sized pan to boil water.
A colander to strain the water once the soya nuggets are boiled.
A wok or pan to cook the soya nuggets.

How many packs of soya nuggets should I use?


I have tried to get away with making one pack of soya meat/Nutrela pack but it never works. 


The kids and family tend to eat them as bites once lunch is done so I stick to two packs.

Should I use the sachets that come with the soya nuggets?

You can make this soya chunk devil curry without the sachets but you can use the sachets for added flavor if you want. 

Just make sure the flavors don’t become too much for the young ones.

Which is the best brand of soya would you recommend?

If you are in Sri Lanka, I would highly recommend the pack that has a pink edging on their packaging.

If you are overseas I would say Nutrela which you can purchase through Amazon. 

How can I make this recipe for kids?

Making devilled soya chunk curry kid-friendly is extremely easy. Just reduce the amount of chilli powder and avoid adding green chillies.

By tasting the curry as you make it you can adapt the recipe to a mildly-spiced version of soya curry.

More soya meat recipes!

How to cook a vegetarian soy meat curry.

RECIPE DIFFICULTY -EASY

Soya chunks Sri Lankan devil curry.

Watch the short video guide above to help you make the soya chunk devil curry.

2  packs of soya nuggets

3 tablespoons of oil

A sprig of curry leaves

1 large onion sliced fine

3 green chillies split in the middle

1 tablespoon of minced ginger

3 medium-sized tomatoes cut into wedges

1 teaspoon red chilli powder

1 tablespoon red chilli flakes

1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper

1 tablespoon sugar

2 tablespoon soy sauce

1/4 cup tomato sauce(not tomato paste)

1/4 cup thick coconut milk(add 1/2 a cup if you need a little gravy)

Salt to season

Method

How to prepare the soya nuggets to cook.

In a pan, boil two cups of water, remove the pan from heat once the water is boiled and add a teaspoon of salt(1 tsp)followed by soya chunks(2 packs).

Cover with a lid and leave the soya meat for 5 minutes or until the chunks have expanded and taken the texture of tiny sponges.

Place the pan in a sink and drain the excess water until you are left with the soya chunks.

Run cold water for a few seconds through the soya to remove heat. 

Take a handful of the soya squeeze thoroughly until you remove water from the soya chunks.

Be careful not to burn your hands while doing this with the remaining heat from the excess water you are squeezing out. set aside.

boiled soya meat in a bowl cooling.
How to make the soya nuggets devil curry.

Place a pan over low-medium heat.

Pour in the oil(3 tbs) and add curry leaves(5-6 leaves), onions(1 large sliced fine), green chillies(3 green chillies), minced ginger(1 tbs), tomato wedges(3 medium).

Temper these ingredients until onions turn translucent.

tempering onions and curry leaves to make the soya meat curry.


Add the red chilies powder(1 tsp), chilli flakes(1 tbs), pepper(1/2 tsp), sugar(1 tbs).

Combine and cook over medium heat for 3 minutes.

adding the spices to make the soya chunk curry.


Once you have a wet blend of spices and ingredients, add the tomato sauce(1/4 cup). soy sauce(2 tbs).

spice pate done for the soya meat curry.


Pour in the coconut milk(1/4 cup, if you need more gravy, add 1/2 a cup).

Combine and low simmer for 3-5 minutes.

coconut milk added to make the soya meat curry.


and then add the soy meat to the curry sauce.

adding the boiled soya chunks to the coconut milk sauce.

Mix and simmer over low heat.

At this point, you can taste and add extra chilli powder, sugar to make it a little bit sweet or extra pepper or salt to suit your taste buds.

cooking the soya chunks curry to reduce gravy.

 

Cook until you have a stir-fry like constancy with a little gravy coating all the nuggets.

reduce gravy and thick soya meat curry.


Serve warm over rice.

Yield: 5

Soya chunks Sri Lankan devil curry.

Soya chunks cooked into a Sri Lankan devil curry. Gets you the plant-based protein you need. delicious yet vegetarian side-dish that you can serve for your next meatless meal.

Soya meat cooked into a Sri Lankan devil curry.

Gives you the plant-based protein you need,

Delicious yet a vegetarian side-dish that you can serve for your next meatless meal.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • Ingredients mentioned below use standard measuring cups and spoons.
  • 2 packs of soya nuggets
  • 3 tablespoons of oil
  • A sprig of curry leaves
  • 1 large onion sliced fine
  • 3 green chillies split in the middle
  • 1 tablespoon of minced ginger
  • 3 medium-sized tomatoes cut into wedges
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1 tablespoon red chilli flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoon soya sauce
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce(not tomato paste)
  • 1/4 cup thick coconut milk(add 1/2 a cup if you need a little gravy)
  • Salt to season

Instructions

How to prepare the soya nuggets to cook.

 

In a pan, boil two cups of water, remove the pan from heat once the water is boiled and add a teaspoon of salt(1 tsp)followed by soya chunks(2 packs).

 

Cover with a lid and leave the soya meat for 5 minutes or until the chunks have expanded and taken the texture of tiny sponges.

 

Place the pan in a sink and drain the excess water until you are left with the soya chunks.

Run cold water for a few seconds through the soya to remove heat. 

 

Take a handful of the soya squeeze thoroughly until you remove water from the soya chunks.

 

Be careful not to burn your hands while doing this with the remaining heat from the excess water you are squeezing out. set aside.

How to make the soya nuggets devil curry.

Place a pan over low-medium heat.

Pour in the oil(3 tbs) and add curry leaves(5-6 leaves), onions(1 large sliced fine), green chillies(3 green chillies), minced ginger(1 tbs), tomato wedges(3 medium).

 

Temper these ingredients until onions turn translucent.

Add the red chilies powder(1 tsp), chilli flakes(1 tbs), pepper(1/2 tsp), sugar(1 tbs).

Combine and cook over medium heat for 3 minutes.

Once you have a wet blend of spices and ingredients, add the tomato sauce(1/4 cup). soy sauce(2 tbs).

Pour in the coconut milk(1/4 cup, if you need more gravy, add 1/2 a cup). 

Combine and low simmer for 3-5 minutes.

and then add the soy meat to the curry sauce.

Mix and simmer over low heat.

At this point, you can taste and add extra chilli powder, sugar to make it a little bit sweet or extra pepper or salt to suit your taste buds.

Cook until you have a stir-fry like constancy with a little gravy coating all the nuggets.

COCONUT MILK BASED

SOYA MEAT SRI LANKAN DEVIL CURRY(VEGETARIAN,VEGAN).

JUNE 4, 2019 · BY JEHAN

Soya meat Sri Lankan devil curry.

 

This soya meat curry gives you all the plant-based protein you need.

 

delicious yet vegetarian side-dish that you can serve for your next meatless meal.

 

HOW TO MAKE A SOYA

MEAT(NUTRELA)

STIR FRY.

 

 

Part stir-fry, part devilled, we are turning regular soya chunks(Nutrela, mealmaker) into a delicious curry with a thick sauce.

 

A devilled soya chunk/Nutrela is the best way to serve these veggie protein chunks. 

 

 

The devilled Soya chunk curry is a little different to the Sri Lankan soya/soy meat curry you’ve made so far.  

It’s spicy and the soya chunks/Nutrela are smothered in a regular devilled coconut-based sauce. 

 

If you are on the lookout for an appetizer or starter that both meat lovers and vegetarian would love then treat them to this spicy devilled soya chunk stir-fry.

 

One of the best reasons to make this soya chunk devil curry is that the dish suits any type of diet.

So have this recipe in hand to make for any unexpected guests with special diets.

 

 

HOW TO SERVE SOYA

CHUNK CURRY.

You can serve the vegetarian curry as a substitute for your rice and curry menu.

 

Serve it in a platter with a few torn pieces of tortilla, roti or naan as a starter to your friends.

 

 

Soya chunks/Nutrela, once boiled are like little sponges that soak in the spices and flavor of the sauce or gravy you cook the soya in.

 

So make sure to make the best curry sauce for this stir-fry and you will not be disappointed.

 

If you plan your weekly menu ahead of time and want to add a few meatless dishes then plan your vegetarian meals around this soya meat stir-fry once or twice a month.

 

WHAT TO SERVE WITH

SOYA CHUNK SRI

LANKAN STIR-FRY.

 

Serve the soya with a hot bowl of rice, if you are feeling lazy, make simple ghee rice and just serve with devilled soya chunk curry and a few poppadums.

 

How about a spicy veggie protein tortilla with a layer of cheese on top.Naans, parathas are great carbs for the soya meat recipe.

 

Save the recipe to your favorite Pinterest board!

 

Utensils and appliances needed.

Chopping board and knife.A medium-sized pan to boil water.A colander to strain the water once the soya nuggets are boiled.A wok or pan to cook the soya nuggets.

 

How many packs of soya nuggets should I use?

I have tried to get away with making one pack of soya meat/Nutrela pack but it never works. 

The kids and family tend to eat them as bites once lunch is done so I stick to two packs.

 

Should I use the sachets that come with the soya nuggets?

 

You can make this soya chunk devil curry without the sachets but you can use the sachets for added flavor if you want. 

Just make sure the flavors don’t become too much for the young ones.

 

Which is the best brand of soya would you recommend?

If you are in Sri Lanka, I would highly recommend the pack that has a pink edging on their packaging.

If you are overseas I would say Nutrela which you can purchase through Amazon. 

 

How can I make this recipe for kids?

 

Making devilled soya chunk curry kid-friendly is extremely easy. Just reduce the amount of chilli powder and avoid adding green chillies.

 

By tasting the curry as you make it you can adapt the recipe to a mildly-spiced version of soya curry.

 

More soya meat recipes!

How to cook a vegetarian soy meat curry.

 

Soya chunks

Sri Lankan devil

curry.

Watch the short video guide above to help you make the soya chunk devil curry.

Please make sure to read the recipe instructions carefully to avoid mistakes.

Ingredients

Ingredients mentioned below use standard measuring cups and spoons.

2  packs of soya nuggets

3 tablespoons of oilA sprig of curry leaves1 large onion sliced fine3 green chillies split in the middle1 tablespoon of minced ginger3 medium-sized tomatoes cut into wedges1 teaspoon red chilli powder1 tablespoon red chilli flakes1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper1 tablespoon sugar2 tablespoon soy sauce1/4 cup tomato sauce(not tomato paste)

1/4 cup thick coconut milk(add 1/2 a cup if you need a little gravy)Salt to season

Method

How to prepare the soya nuggets to cook.

 

In a pan, boil two cups of water, remove the pan from heat once the water is boiled and add a teaspoon of salt(1 tsp)followed by soya chunks(2 packs).

 

Cover with a lid and leave the soya meat for 5 minutes or until the chunks have expanded and taken the texture of tiny sponges.

 

Place the pan in a sink and drain the excess water until you are left with the soya chunks.

Run cold water for a few seconds through the soya to remove heat. 

 

Take a handful of the soya squeeze thoroughly until you remove water from the soya chunks.

 

Be careful not to burn your hands while doing this with the remaining heat from the excess water you are squeezing out. set aside.

How to make the soya nuggets devil curry.

Place a pan over low-medium heat.

Pour in the oil(3 tbs) and add curry leaves(5-6 leaves), onions(1 large sliced fine), green chillies(3 green chillies), minced ginger(1 tbs), tomato wedges(3 medium).

 

Temper these ingredients until onions turn translucent.

Add the red chilies powder(1 tsp), chilli flakes(1 tbs), pepper(1/2 tsp), sugar(1 tbs).

Combine and cook over medium heat for 3 minutes.

Once you have a wet blend of spices and ingredients, add the tomato sauce(1/4 cup). soy sauce(2 tbs).

Pour in the coconut milk(1/4 cup, if you need more gravy, add 1/2 a cup).

 

Combine and low simmer for 3-5 minutes.

and then add the soy meat to the curry sauce.

 

Mix and simmer over low heat.

At this point, you can taste and add extra chilli powder, sugar to make it a little bit sweet or extra pepper or salt to suit your taste buds.

 

Cook until you have a stir-fry like constancy with a little gravy coating all the nuggets.

Serve warm over rice.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 205Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 251mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 3gSugar: 12gProtein: 4g

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Simon

Tuesday 16th of February 2021

Hi. Can you tell me have you changed this recipe in the last year? I've made it before and yet this time it seems much sweeter and less flavoursome. Thanks.

jehan

Wednesday 17th of February 2021

Hello Simon, I Haven't changed the recipe but I am adding how-to process shots/photos to all the recipes. that's about it. the 1 tablespoon of sugar should balance off 2 packs of soya meat. Did you use 1 pack? the ketchup you used, could it have been with a higher sugar content? I have another soya meat recipe on the blog which I believe doesn't have a sweet tone to it? could you have made that one previously? Please let me know so that I can make the recipe again to check if there's a mistake on my part. Regards, J

Shaina

Friday 4th of September 2020

You have included tomatoes and soy sauce in the ingredients but you haven't mentioned it in the description. The tomatoes and soy sauce have being completely omitted in the making process. Is it necessary to add this? If yes, at which point in the recipe?

jehan

Saturday 5th of September 2020

Hi Shaina, Thank you for letting me know of the following mistake. Have amended the recipe to show where the above ingredients are added. when time permits I will add the step by step images as well which I have already started with other recipes.

The tomatoes are added along with the onions and the soy sauce is added with the tomato sauce. Regards J

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