Soya Cutlets

Soya Cutlets

Prep: 45 minutes

Cook: 30 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Snack

Type: Indian

Rich in proteins, these cutlets are easy to make and also on the palate


  • Soya chunks 1 cup
  • Ginger 1 inch
  • Large garlic cloves 4
  • Large onions 2
  • Green chillies 2
  • Curry leaves 7 to 8
  • Oil 3 tbsps
  • Salt to taste
  • Turmeric powder ¼ tsp
  • Coriander powder ½ tsp
  • Red chilli powder 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder 1 tsp
  • Black pepper powder ½ tsp
  • Fresh coriander leaves, chopped 2 tbsps
  • Medium potatoes, boiled, peeled, mashed 3
  • Large egg, beaten 1
  • Breadcrumbs ¾ cup
  • Onion rings few to serve
  • Tomato ketchup to serve


  • Boil 3-4 cups of water in a deep non-stick pan, add the soya chunks and switch off the heat. Cover and set aside for 20-30 minutes. Stir once in 10 minutes to ensure that the chunks are soaked well and absorb water.
  • Drain, squeeze out excess water and mince in a mixer.
  • Chop ginger, garlic, onions, green chilies and curry leaves finely.
  • Add 1 tbsp oil in a non-stick pan, add the chopped ingredients and saute till fragrant and light brown.
  • Add salt, turmeric powder, coriander powder and red chilli powder and mix well. Saute till oil separates.
  • Add minced soya  chunks and saute for 2-3 minutes. Sprinkle a little water, cover and cook on low heat for 5 minutes.
  • Add garam masala powder, black pepper powder and coriander leaves and mix well.
  • Add potatoes, mix well and remove the pan from heat and let it cool.
  • Divide the mixture into equal portions and shape them into cutlets.
  • Take beaten egg in a bowl and spread breadcrumbs in a plate.
  • Heat oil 2 tbsps oil in another non-stick pan. Dip the cutlets in eggs, roll in breadcrumbs and place in the pan. Cook on medium heat, turning sides, till both sides are evenly golden and crisp.
  • Arrange them on a serving platter, garnish them with onion rings and serve hot with tomato ketchup.