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Soya Chilly Tikka


This Soya Chilly Tikka versatile dish can be served as a starter, it can be had as a snack, as a side dish, or a meal accompaniment. You will enjoy this Soya delight anytime!

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  • 2 cups Soya chunks
  • 1 medium onion, chopped into thin long strips
  • 1 capsicum (bell pepper), chopped into thin long strips
  • 1 tablespoon Tandoori Masala powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon ginger paste
  • Salt as per taste
  • Coriander leaves for garnish
  • 1 lime
  • Oil


Servings 4
Preparation time 45mins
Cooking time 45mins
Adapted from


Step 1

Boil soya chunks for about 5 minutes in a pot os salted water.

Drain the soya chunks and rinse with cold water in a colander. Squeeze the soya chunks to remove the water.

In a large bowl, add the soya chunks, then add Tandoori masala powder (It is available in India stores), red chilly powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, garam masala, ginger paste and salt. Mix well as shown in the picture.

The soya chunks must get completely coated. Allow to marinate for about half an hour to one hour. You can even marinate it overnight in the refrigerator and make it for the afternoon lunch. The longer it marinates the tastier it gets.

After marinating, in a wok take some oil and deep fry the soya chunks. It should be a nice reddish-golden color.

Remove and set on Kitchen towel to drain excess oil. Once all the soya chunks are deep fried.

Next, chop the onions and capsicum into thin long strips.

In a non-stick pan, take about 1 teaspoon of oil, add the onions and sauté until transparent, then add the capsicums (bell pepper) until they are done. In the end, add the soya chunks and mix well.

Serve on a platter as shown garnished with freshly chopped coriander leaves and a wedge of lemon. You can squeeze some lime and relish these delicious soya chilly tikka.

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