OH MY GOD! This Soy Meat Recipe is one of the closest substitutes to Meat EVER!
I turned to veganism once I realized how cruel the world has been to the animal kingdom. Having been an ardent meat eater myself, it was quite a task to switch from being a non-vegetarian to an eggetarian to a vegetarian and eventually to a vegan
I am proud to say that I have been off meat since 2004. At times, I would relish having some meat substitutes like Paneer (a fresh cheese common in South Asia), Tofu, Mushroom etc and was content with the same. Once I became a vegan, Paneer was off the charts too.
I happened to read about the meat alternatives and was wondering if I could get any substitute to meat locally. I enquired about the same with a few local super markets, groceries etc but could not find anything interesting. One fine day, when I visited a fine dining restaurant, I came across an interesting dish – Marinated soya chaap sticks (Soy Meat Recipe).
I was stunned when i had the first bite. It reminded me off the good old days but this time, there was no guilt involved. We decided to try this recipe. Soya chaap is a north Indian delight and is high in proteins. Do try out this recipe and let us know how you like it
Soya Chaap Sticks – Soy Meat Recipe
- 5-7 Pieces of Vegan Soya Chaap (Soy Meat)
- 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
- Salt To Taste
- 1 Teaspoon Pepper
- ½ Teaspoon Garlic Powder
- ½ Teaspoon Onion Powder
- 1 ½ Teaspoons Ginger And Garlic Paste
- 2 Tablespoons Hot Sauce
- 1 Cup All Purpose Flour
- ¼ Cup Gram Flour
- 1 ½ Cup Brown Bread Crumbs (Vegan Brown Bread)
- 1 Cup Cornflakes Crumbs
- Salt to Taste
- Pepper to Taste
- 1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
- 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 2 Teaspoons Mango Powder
- 3 Teaspoons Red Chilli Powder
- 1 ½ Teaspoons Garam Masala
- 1 ½ Teaspoon Chaat Masala
Oil for Frying:
- Take a bigger bowl (as shown in the video). Put Soya Chaap (Soy Meat) in it.
- Pour some lemon juice and salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder, garlic and ginger paste and some hot sauce.
- Mix it well and cover it with a Cling Wrap.
- Marinate the Soya Chaap for about 1-2 Hours.
- In a bowl, add all-purpose flour and gram flour.
- Add some aquafaba and mix the ingredients to make the batter to medium thick consistency.
- To achieve a crispy and crunchy outer layer for Soya Chaap , we will season the bread and cornflakes crumbs.
- In a plate, add some bread crumbs, cornflake crumbs, salt to taste, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, mango powder, red chilli powder, garam masala and chaat masala.
- Mix all the ingredients to make the bread coating.
- Dip each piece of marinated soya chaap in the batter; let the excess batter drip off. Then roll it in the bread coating.
- Repeat this process twice and keep it aside in a plate.
- Heat the oil in a pan for frying.
- Place the soya chaap slowly into the hot oil and fry till it turns golden brown.
- Serve hot with cilantro dressing.
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