Soya Chunks Mushroom Curry | Meal Maker Kurma


       It looks like non-vegetarian dish, right ? But it has a healthy meat replacement ingredients, Soya Chunks (Meal Maker) curry with mushroom. Both soya chunks and mushroom are rich in protein and very nutritious. Soya Chunks / Soy Nuggets curry is a flavorful and aromatic dish that goes well with chapathibiryani or pulao. I am not a big fan of soya chunks but my husband loves it. So I used to make this meal maker korma once a month for him. Soya chunks are soft and succulent after cooking and the spices added here makes the soya chunks tasty and yummy. Do try this yummy soya chunks mushroom curry recipe and am sure you will love this with chapathi , biryani or kuska. Here goes the recipe

     Preparation Time : 15 mins
     Cooking Time : 10 mins
     Servings : 2 People


             12 Soya Chunks(Big)
             3 Mushroom, Sliced
             1 Large Red Onion, Finely Chopped
             1 Medium Size Tomato, Finely Chopped
             1 Tbsp of Tomato Paste
             Salt to Taste
             Water as Needed

     To Grind

             1/4 Tsp of Fennel Seeds
             1.5 Tbsp of Grated Coconut 
             2 Tsp of Sambar Powder
             2 Garlic Cloves
             1/2 Inch of Ginger

     To Temper

             2 Tsp of Oil
             Medium Size Cinnamon Stick
             1/4 Tsp of Fennel Seeds
             Few Curry Leaves

     To Garnish

             Coriander Leaves


  • Cook the soya chunks in boiling water with salt for 10 mins. Drain the water and rinse it in cold water for two times, squeeze the excess of water and set it aside.
  • In mixie, grind all the ingredients listed under “To Grind” to a fine paste along with little water.
  • In a pressure cooker, heat oil, add cinnamon stick, fennel seeds, curry leaves, after it splutters, add onion, fry this for 2 mins until it turns golden brown, add ground paste, fry this until raw smell vanishes.
  • Add tomato, saute this until it turns soft and mushy.
  • Add soya chunks, mushroom, salt and water, saute this for 2 mins, cover and pressure cook it for 2 whistles.
  • Finally garnish it with coriander leaves.
  • Hot, fingerlicking kurma is ready to serve with biryani or chapathi.          


  • You can use other veggies like potato and cauliflower in place of mushroom.
  • If you don’t have sambhar powder, you can use 2 tsp of coriander powder and 1 tsp of red chilly powder.
  • Use 2 medium size tomatoes for this dish, since I don’t have extra tomato, I used tomato paste.
  • If you want your curry to be thick, use less water before pressure cooking.
  • You can also add lemon juice at the end, if you like it more tangy.

    Health Benefits of Soya Chunks and Mushroom
    Soya chunks

  • They are good source of protein, iron and calcium.
  • It reduces the risk of osteoporosis in women.
  • It controls the LDL cholesterol in body.


  • Low in calories
  • High in protein and fiber.
  • Good source of iron, niacin, vitamin B, C and D and anti-oxidants.
  • Significant anti-bacterial activity.
  • Good for immune function and cardiovascular benefits.


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17 comments to this article

  1. Navaneetham Krishnan

    on December 2, 2013 at 8:15 pm - Reply

    I quite like the taste of soy chunks but my other half seem not connected to it. I shall try this awesome curry with mushrooms when he is travelling.

  2. Priya Anandakumar

    on December 2, 2013 at 9:02 pm - Reply

    wow love the color, awesome combo and very healthy…

  3. Nithya Naveen

    on December 2, 2013 at 9:59 pm - Reply

    Nice combo soya chunks and mushroom..Great replacement for meat.. Yummy and healthy gravy..

  4. Suja Manoj

    on December 2, 2013 at 10:56 pm - Reply

    Love the combo,looks delicious.

  5. Meena Kumar

    on December 3, 2013 at 2:26 am - Reply

    Wow that was the curry seen with kuska pulao.Looks yum.

  6. Sona S

    on December 3, 2013 at 5:06 am - Reply

    Delicious and healthy curry.

  7. Eliza Lincy

    on December 3, 2013 at 7:16 am - Reply

    protein rich curry. Who says no to this juicy curry

  8. Beena.stephy

    on December 3, 2013 at 7:57 am - Reply

    Very healthy colorful curry. Love your all recipes

  9. Reni

    on December 3, 2013 at 11:16 am - Reply

    Healthy and delicious curry ! adding sambar powder is a great idea :)

  10. CQUEK

    on December 3, 2013 at 5:33 pm - Reply

    my steam rice is ready.

  11. Shobana Vijay

    on December 3, 2013 at 7:44 pm - Reply

    Combination sounds great dear.With biryani …I can imagine how wonderful it will be.

  12. swathi

    on December 4, 2013 at 1:05 am - Reply

    Delicious Soya chunks curry. Looks like you moved to wordpress smoothly.

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