Soya Pops is a delicious starter made up of Soya. Soya Pops are very nutritious and packed with proteins.
Preparation Time: 16-20 minutes
Cooking time: 31-40 minutes
Soya bean chunks, Soy sauce
Level Of Cooking: Medium
Soya bean chunks soaked 1 cup
Soy sauce 2½ teaspoon
Red chilli sauce 4 teaspoon
Vinegar 2½ teaspoon
Salt to taste
Oil 2tbsps + f
Refined flour (maida) 2 cups
Cornflour/ corn starch 1 cup
Soda bicarbonate ½ teaspoon
Ginger finely chopped 1 tablespoon
Garlic finely chopped 1 tablespoon
Green chillies finely chopped2
Red chilli paste 2 teaspoon
Red capsicum strips for garnish
Yellow capsicum strips for garnish
Spring onion green strips for garnish
Squeeze extra water from soya chunks and place in a bowl. Add 1½ tspssoy sauce, 2 tsps red chilli sauce, 1 tsp vinegar and salt and mix well. Set aside to marinate for 10-15 minutes.
Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.
Put refined flour, cornstarch and soda in another bowl. Add 1 cup water and whisk well into a thick batter. Add salt and 1 tbsp oil and whisk again.
Dip marinated soya chunks in the batter, slide into hot oil and deep-fry for 2-3 minutes. Drain on absorbent paper.
Reheat theoil in the kadai.
Heat 1 tbsp oil in a non-stick pan, add ginger and garlic and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
Re-fry soya pops in hot oil till golden and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.
Add green chillies to the pan, mix and saute for a minute. Add red chilli paste, remaining red chilli sauce, remaining soy sauce, remaining vinegar and salt, mix well and sauté for a minute.
Add fried soya pops and toss. Let it get heated through.
Transfer the pops onto a serving plate, garnish with red and yellow capsicum strips and spring onion green flower and serve hot.