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Soya Chunks Curry made in instant Pot in a red rimmed bowl

Soya Chunks Curry

Soya Chunks Curry or Meal Maker Curry made in the Instant Pot is a simple vegetarian protein packed curry dish to enjoy anytime. You can make this Nutrela Soya Chunks curry with pantry staples.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Instant Pot Soya Chunks Curry, Meal Maker Curry, Nutrela Nuggets Curry, Soya Bean Curry, Soya Chunks Curry, Soya Curry
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Soya Chunks soaking time: 15 minutes
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 371kcal
Author: Meghna
Cost: $2


For the Masala Paste

  • 1/2 cup onion, ginger, garlic, tomato, green chili paste approx. 1/2 onion, 1 small tomato, 4 green chilies, 4 garlic pods & 1/2 inch ginger root made into paste in a blender.


  • 1.5 cups Water


Prep the Soya Chunks or Nutrela Nuggets

  • Soak the Soya chunks or Nutrela nuggets in enough hot water for 15 minutes covered. Than, strain the Soya beans with the help of a strainer, cool them down by placing the strainer under running tap water. Than, squeeze out the excess water completely from the soaked soya nuggets. Set the, aside.

Make the Masala Paste

  • Add about 1/2 medium onion, 1 small tomato, 4 green chilies, 1/2 inch ginger root and 4 garlic pods in a blender jar and make a smooth paste.

How to make Soya Chunks Curry in Instant Pot?

  • Set the Instant Pot on SAUTE & keep it on HIGH. Add oil and allow the oil to become moderately hot.
  • Gently release the masala paste and stir briskly. Saute until raw smell begins to fade.
  • Add the dry spices, salt and fry very well until you see streaks of oil appearing from the Bhuna masala.
  • Next, add the tomato paste and fry well until oil leaves the sides of the pot.
  • Now, add the soaked and squeezed soya chunks into the inner pot and give everything a good mix. Make sure that the nutrela nuggets are well coated with the Bhuna masala. Fry everything for about 2-3 mins.
  • Pour about 1.5 cups water, deglaze the pot very well so that there are absolutely no bits and crumbs stuck at the bottom of the pot.
  • Close the lid of the Instant Pot, seal the valve and than CANCEL the SAUTE mode. Press the PRESSURE COOK button and PRESSURE COOK on HIGH for just 2 mins.
  • After 2 mins when the Instant Pot begins to beep wait for natural pressure release (NPR) for 5 mins and than release the rest of the pressure manually. Open the lid.
  • Garnish the Soya Chunks curry with chopped cilantro or coriander leaves. Serve hot. Enjoy!



  1. Measuring Units used, 1 cup = 240 ml & 1 teaspoon = 5 ml.
  2. Prepping the Soya Chunks: You can either soak them in hot water for 15 mins covered as already mentioned befor. Or you can also pressure cook the Nutrela nuggets for 2 mins. Than drain and squeeze out the water completely.
  3. Adjust the amount of water in the recipe according to your preference. If you prefer a slightly runny gravy add more water. Today's recipe is of semi thick consistency and that's what makes it tasty.
  4. Spice Level: Mildly Spicy. A lot depends on the heat of the green chilies. Use them accordingly.
  5. About the Masala Paste: You can skip adding fresh ginger root & garlic pods to make the Masala Paste. Instead you can add Ginger Garlic Paste directly to the inner pot just after you add the masala paste. Than, fry everything together. I have a fantastic GINGER GARLIC PASTE RECIPE that will last you the longest without turning green, Do check out the recipe.
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Nutrition Facts
Soya Chunks Curry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 371 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 17mg1%
Potassium 13mg0%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 11g46%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 198IU4%
Calcium 198mg20%
Iron 7mg39%
* Read our privacy policy - Calorie information is provided as a courtesy only and should be leveraged as an estimate rather than a guarantee.Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Calories: 371kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 13mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 198IU | Calcium: 198mg | Iron: 7mg