Soya Chunks Bhurji/Soya Matar Bhurji

For the day 2 recipe themed under bhurji recipe in BM# 62 is a healthy and protein packed soya chunks bhurji.
Soya chunks are a great alternate for chicken and its a good source of proteins.Though the soya chunks has an unpleasant smell and bland taste,with proper spices it tastes delicious.
Originally the bhurji is made with the soya granules,if not it can be made with the chunks.
Coming to the recipe I used the regular soya chunks and pulsed the cooked chunks in a blender to get a bhurji consistency.Also used some frozen green peas to make it colorful and tasty.This bhurji pairs well with rice and roti as well as stuffing for parathas and sandwich.
We had it with the store bought laccha paratha for our weekend brunch along with masala tea,it was so filling.

                                        Soya Chunks Bhurji/Soya Matar Bhurji

   Basic Information

   Preparation time ~ 10 minutes
   Cooking time ~ 20 minutes
   Serves ~ 2(generously)


Soya chunks
1/2 cup
Green peas/pattani(fresh or frozen)
1/2 cup
Onion( finely chopped)
1 (medium size)
Ginger&garlic paste
2 tbs
Tomato(finely chopped)
1(medium size)
Turmeric powder/manjal podi
1/4 tsp
Red chilly powder/milagai podi
1/2-3/4 tsp
Coriander powder/dhaniya podi
1 tsp
Garam Masala powder
1/4 tsp
1 tsp
Cumin seeds/jeeragam
1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves(chopped)
1 tbs
Lemon juicie
2 tsp
1 tbs

  • Cook the soya chunks in boiling water along with a pinch of salt.Once its cooked drain the water and rinse it in cold water for couple of times.Squeeze the excess water and pulse in the blender.

  • Heat the oil in a pan,crackle the cumin seeds and add the chopped onion with a pinch of salt. Saute till transparent,add in the ginger&garlic paste and fry it for couple of minutes.
  • Add the chopped tomato cook it for a while,then goes in the frozen green peas,spice powders and salt.
  • Give it a mix and add around 1/4 cup of water and cook it covered for couple of minutes.Now add the pulsed soya chunks.
  • Mix it well,let it cook for 5 minutes or till the raw smell disappears.Add in the chopped coriander leaves,squeeze the lemon juice and put off the flame.Mix it gently.

  • Serve it along with rice or roti.

  • Onion needs to be chopped finely.
  • Drain the water completely and squeeze the soya chunks to remove excess water.
  • Rinse and wash the cooked soya chunks for couple of times in cold water to remove the unpleasant smell. 
  • Veggies such as finely chopped carrot,beans also can be used along with green peas.
  • The green peas can also be cooked in the MW for 2-3 minutes.


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Nutritious and very healthy soya chunks bhurji, too gud to have with anything.

Nice bhurji with soya chunks. I never thought of pulsing chunks in the blender and it is a cool idea. I use soya granules instead as it eliminates blending step.

Using soy chunks looks like an amazing idea..

Bhurji with soy granules sounds delicious. I'm going to try this soon.

Using soy chunks is great idea.. Will try it out soon.

Never used soy chunks for bhurji, love the idea. They are healthy. Going to try soon.

Soy granules bhurji with matar looks tempting.As Usha said ,even I have never pulsed the chunks before.Nice idea.

Nutritious burji and a different one too.

Lovely use of soya chunks in the bhurji. That whole platter is tempting me now to eat some :)

a great vegetarian version...delicious

interesting version of burji...

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