Rice/Noodles/Pasta/ Side dish-without gravy-vegetarian/ Snacks




  1. Soya chunks- 1 cup
  2. Onion diced- 1 no
  3. Bell pepper diced-1/2 
  4. Tomato diced (de-seeded)- 2 medium
  5. Water
  6. Oil

For marination

  1. Chilli power- 1/2 tsp
  2. Coriander powder-1/2 tsp
  3. Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
  4. Pepper powder-3/4 tsp
  5. Cumin powder-1/4 tsp
  6. Ginger garlic paste- 1 tsp
  7. Garam masala-1/2 tsp
  8. Kasuri methi -1/4 tsp(optional)
  9. Lime juice- 1 tsp
  10. Yoghurt-4 tbsp
  11. Salt to taste


  • Boil 3 cups of water and add the soya chunks.Let it boil for 5-10 minutes.Switch off the stove,cover the vessel with a lid and let it cool.
  • Once it is cooled squeeze out the water and keep aside.
  • To prepare the marinade,grind together all the ingredients for marination to form a smooth paste. Add this to the soya chunks and refrigerate for at least 4 to 5 hrs.
  • Preheat the oven to 220 deg c. Lightly grease the baking tray.
  • Slide in the bell pepper,onion., tomato and  soya chunks on to bamboo/metal skewers as shown in the picture.
  • place this on the baking tray and drizzle oil on top if desired.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes turning sides once in between.
  • Drizzle lime juice on top and serve.

Recipe from Good Food blog by Shoba.I did make slight changes to the recipe you can find the original recipe here.Do visit her blog for a variety of healthy recipes.


  1. Basmati rice- 1cup
  2. Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp
  3. Cardamom-2 nos
  4. Water-2 1/4 to 2 1/2 cups
  5. Salt to taste

To grind

  1. Coriander leaves- 1/2 cup
  2. Mint leaves-1/4 cup(or to taste)
  3. Garlic-2 small cloves
  4. Ginger-1/2″piece
  5. Green chilli- 1 to 2 nos
  6. Shallots-4 nos


  • Wash rice till water runs clear,drain well and keep aside.
  • In a blender add all the ingredients to grind and blend to form a fine paste(add a few spoons of water if required).Keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan (you can also use a rice cooker)and add cumin seeds,let it splutter.
  • Now add the cardamoms and sauté for few seconds.Add the ground paste and saute till oil separates.
  • Now add the rice and fry for a minute.Pour water and add salt to taste.Cover and cook till done.
  • Serve with tandoori soya and  raita
To prepare raita combine one cup yoghurt,one chopped onion,one chopped tomato,one chopped green chilli and salt to taste.

Sending this to Any one can cook event at Taste of pearl city by Ayeesha , Iftar nights at Jabeens corner and Rice recipes hosted by Sameena

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    August 6, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Lovely mint-coriander rice. I got fresh mint and coriander bunches today from farmers market. I'm definitely going to try this for lunch tomorrow. Hmm, for the soya chunks – may be next time when I get them. Lovely presentation and beautiful clicks. 🙂

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    August 7, 2011 at 1:45 am

    Very healthy recipe…Looking nice too…

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    August 7, 2011 at 2:16 am

    i like the soya on skewers, nicely styled..

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    August 7, 2011 at 5:47 am

    Yumm!! Looks so inviting!!

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    August 7, 2011 at 6:02 am

    The soya chunks look so yummy and I love mint rice. Nice presentation.

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    August 7, 2011 at 8:14 am

    this is beautiful and what a lovely presentation.

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    Rinku Naveen
    August 7, 2011 at 10:30 am

    Such a myriad of colours. Lovely! You have a beautiful blog.
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    August 7, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    Both the dishes look so good!

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    August 7, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    though I don't like soya chunks much, these look so yummy…great pics

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    Sobha Shyam
    August 7, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Thanks dear for trying out my recipe, addition of cumin and kasoori methi sounds great. rice looks delicious, wonderful presentation.superb clicks 🙂 happy that u liked the soya 🙂

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    Prathima Rao
    August 8, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    A yummy combo!!!! The soya tandoori looks mouthwatering!!!
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    Prats Corner

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    August 9, 2011 at 9:58 am

    Looks delicious……will definitely try it. Love your blog's title too…..brings back so many memories of India :)Thanks for following my blog.Glad to follow you too.

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    August 9, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    Absolutely love the platter 🙂

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    Umm Mymoonah
    August 12, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    Nice plate of vegetarian food, looks lovely. Thank you for linking with Any One Can Cook 🙂

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    August 16, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    it is a wonderful veg starter…thanks 🙂

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    Mehjabeen Arif
    August 17, 2011 at 11:13 am

    Oh.. wow.. ur pictures are stunning.. so clear and bright..
    soya kabab.. thats innovation at its peek.. way to go girl..

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