Soya wadi, or soya chunks as they are known, are made using soy flour that has been ‘defatted’ or the oil is removed. They are the by-products left after extracting soybean oil and have a rough texture when left dry. The texture quickly changes to soft and spongy as soon as submerged in warm water or added to the gravy. They are known as ‘vegetarian’s meat’ as their nutritional profile is comparable to several non-vegetarian foods. Soya chunks are also very versatile and can also be cooked to have a similar flavour as non-veg curries. Known for being high in vegetarian protein options it comes with a number of ‘goodness and values’. It is said to be the high protein vegetarian delights.
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Soya chunks pack numerous benefits and enable faster muscle building and metabolism. They are great for the health of bone, hair, and skin health. According to a few surveys conducted a while back, it was found that soy chunks can efficiently lower the levels of bad cholesterol in the body and protect the heart from ailments. The study also discovered that soya chunks stop excess fat from accumulating around the organs, thus promoting weight loss. The chunks are loaded with fibre, thus allowing the food to pass slowly from the system and keep you full for longer.
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Here are a few of my recipes using the high protein veg delight!
Recipe-1] ALOO SOYA CHUNKS KI SUBZI
Recipe-2] SOYA CHUNKS WALA MAZEDAAR SNACK
Recipe-3] CHUNKY SOYA TAVA MASALA
Recipe- 4] SOYA CHUNKS AUR MATTAR KA PULAO
Recipe- 5] HARE MASALE WALI SOYA WADI
Recipe- 6] SOYA RASMISA
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Dr. Kaviraj Khialani – celebrity master chef - is a Mumbai-based author, writer, academician, food –health-lifestyle coach, mentor & consultant.
He is specialized in over 33 International Cuisines & has worked with brands like the Taj Group of Hotels, Kuwait Airways to name a few. Chef Kaviraj has been awarded several Global and National Awards for his outstanding performance and achievements in his chosen field. He has been featured on Star Plus and Colors Television on several food shows as well.