Punjabi Soya Chunks Gravy

Preparation time
5 mins
Cooking time
25 mins
2 people
Meal course
Main course
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1 tblspn
Garam masala
6 no.
Garlic cloves
1 inch
2 no.
2 no.
12 no.
Soya chunks
1 tblspn
Chole masala
1 tblspn
Red chilli powder
3 tspn
1 tblspn
Cumin powder
1 tspn
Fennel (sombu)
1 inch
1 tspn
Cardamom powder
1 no.
Bay leaf
1 tblspn
Kasuri methi
1 tblspn
Sunflower Oil
1 1/2 cup
Punjabi Soya Chunks Gravy

This restaurant-style gravy has a Punjabi sauce with soya chunks. Made with minimal ingredients, this can be a lip-smacking side dish for rotis,parathas or Jeera rice. It follows One Pot One shot method with some initial preparations.


  1. Add 1/2 cup water with 2 ripen big tomatoes,1 onion and 1 tspn salt in a pressure cooker.
  2. Cook in high flame for 3 whistles. Cool it and grind into a smooth paste.
  3. Add garam masala,chole masala,chilli powder,cumin powder each 1 tblspn in tomato gravy.
  4. Meanwhile, boil 10-12 soya chunks with 1 tspn salt till it is soft for about 5-7 minutes.
  5. Cool it down with normal water and squeeze water from soya chunks.
  6. In pressure cooker, add a layer of 1 tblspn oil,1 cup of water.
  7. Add 1-2 inch of cinnamon stick, 1 tspn fennel, 1 tblspn ginger garlic paste, 1 bay leaf, 1 tsp cardamom powder in it.
  8. Add chopped onions from 1 onion,soya chunks as layer 2.
  9. Add the spiced tomato gravy, needed extra salt, 1 tblspn kasuri methi as next layer.
  10. Close the cooker and pressure cook on a high flame for 3 whistles.
  11. Let the pressure settle and combine the gravy. Keep it in simmer till you get required thickness if needed.

Serve warm after garnishing with coriander leaves.


  1. You can increase or decrease the hotness as per your taste.

One comment

  1. kaleem said on June 30, 2020 Reply
    great recipe yummy, This is a simple, quick, and easy recipe for use with boiled rice,

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