tandoori malai soya chaap recipe in an OTG and in a non-stick pan
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Tandoori Malai Soya Chaap Recipe

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Learn how to make tandoori malai soya chaap recipe in an OTG and in a non-stick pan at home. If you love soya chaap and want to make it at home then do give this recipe a try.

What is soya chaap?

Soya chaap is a type of vegetarian meat and its texture is quite similar to chicken. It is made with soy flour or soybean chunks, all-purpose flour, water and salt.

Which soya chaap is best?

You can get fresh, frozen or canned soya chaap. 

Whenever you are buying soya chaap try to buy the one which has a higher amount of soy flour (i.e. 60-70%)

How to cook/thaw/defrost frozen soya chaap?

To thaw frozen soya chaap, bring water to a boil in a large pot. Add salt and soya chaaps into the boiling water. Cook for 10-15 minutes (check package instructions). Take them out and keep them aside to cool down a little. Then remove the sticks and cut them according to your liking.

How to cook canned soya chaap?

If you are using canned soya chaap for this recipe then drain the brine solution (liquid inside the can, in which the chaaps are dipped). Then squeeze the soya chaaps and take them out in a bowl. Wash them under the water for 5 minutes.

After that add them to the pot filled with boiling water. Add salt and cook for 2-3 minutes.

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tandoori malai soya chaap recipe in an OTG and in a non-stick pan

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Prep Time: 20 min | Cook Time: 40 min | Marinating Time: 30 min

Total Time(excluding marinating time): 1 hour

Serves: 4 people

Ingredients:

For boiling soya chaap:

6-7(500g) soya chaap, frozen

Water

Salt to taste

For the ginger, garlic and green chilli paste:

4-5 medium-sized green chillies, deseeded

14-15 garlic cloves

2-inch piece of ginger, roughly sliced

For the marinade:

¼ cup hung curd

2 tbsp fresh cream

½ cup processed cheese, grated

1 tbsp ginger, garlic and green chilli paste

¼ tsp green cardamom powder

¼ tsp nutmeg powder

½ tsp garam masala powder

Black pepper powder, to taste

Salt to taste

2 tbsp cornflour

1 tbsp lemon juice

For the tandoori malai chaap:

2 tbsp melted butter

4-5 tbsp fresh cream

1 tbsp lemon juice

½ tbsp chaat masala powder

1 medium-sized green chilli, chopped

1-2 tbsp coriander leaves, roughly chopped

Green chutney, for garnishing

Lemon wedges, for garnishing

Onion rings, for garnishing

Other ingredients:

Melted butter, for basting or greasing (OTG Method)

Oil, for shallow frying (Stovetop Method)

Other Things You Will Need:

Wooden satay sticks, soaked in water

Parchment or baking paper (or grease the baking tray with butter)

Cooking Method:

To cook/boil the frozen soya chaaps:

In a large pot, pour water and heat it over a high flame. Once it comes to a boil add salt and soya chaaps. Boil the chaaps for 10-15 minutes or until they become soft.

Transfer them to a plate and set them aside to cool down a little.

To make the tandoori malai soya chaap marinade:

In a blender jar, add cloves of garlic, deseeded green chillies and roughly sliced ginger. Blend to make a fine paste. Take it out in a bowl and keep it aside.

In a large-sized bowl, add hung curd, fresh cream, grated processed cheese, ginger garlic green chilli paste, green cardamom powder, nutmeg powder, garam masala powder, black pepper powder, salt, cornflour and lemon juice.

Combine everything together, make sure there are no lumps.

While the soya chaaps are still warm, remove the sticks. Chop each soya chaap into 3 pieces.

Add all the pieces into the tandoori malai marinade. Give them a good toss. Make sure all the pieces are coated with the marinade. Keep the bowl aside and allow the chaaps to marinate for 30 minutes.

To cook the tandoori malai soya chaap in OTG:

Preheat the OTG/oven to 250-degree Celsius for at least 15-20 minutes. Line a baking tray with parchment/baking paper. If you don’t have baking paper, then brush the tray with butter.

Then thread the marinated soya chaap pieces onto the satay sticks. Here I have used wooden sticks but you can also use metal skewers.

Place the sticks on the lined baking tray. Then bake them for 10 minutes.

After 10 minutes take them out and brush melted butter over the chaaps.

Then bake for another 5 minutes.

After that, take them out of the OTG/oven and allow them to cool down a little.

To cook the tandoori malai soya chaap in a pan/ over stovetop:

Take a non-stick pan and heat it over a medium flame. Pour oil and allow it to heat up.

Then add the marinated soya chaap pieces into the oil.

Cook for 3-4 minutes or until it becomes golden. Then flip and cook the other side as well.

Once both the sides become golden brown, take them out. Switch the flame off.

To serve the tandoori malai soya chaap:

Take a large bowl, add the soya chaap pieces, melted butter, fresh cream, lemon juice, chaat masala, green chillies and coriander leaves. Give them a good toss.

Serve them hot with green chutney, lemon wedges and onion rings.

tandoori malai soya chaap recipe in an OTG and in a non-stick pan

Tandoori Malai Soya Chaap Recipe

Sneha Paul
Learn how to make tandoori malai soya chaap recipe in an OTG and in a non-stick pan at home. If you love soya chaap and want to make it at home then do give this recipe a try.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Marinating Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

For boiling soya chaap:

  • 6-7 500g soya chaap, frozen
  • Water
  • Salt to taste

For the ginger, garlic and green chilli paste:

  • 4-5 medium-sized green chillies deseeded
  • 14-15 garlic cloves
  • 2- inch piece of ginger roughly sliced

For the marinade:

  • ¼ cup hung curd
  • 2 tbsp fresh cream
  • ½ cup processed cheese grated
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic and green chilli paste
  • ¼ tsp green cardamom powder
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg powder
  • ½ tsp garam masala powder
  • Black pepper powder to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp cornflour
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

For the tandoori malai chaap:

  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 4-5 tbsp fresh cream
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ tbsp chaat masala powder
  • 1 medium-sized green chilli chopped
  • 1-2 tbsp coriander leaves roughly chopped
  • Green chutney for garnishing
  • Lemon wedges for garnishing
  • Onion rings for garnishing

Other ingredients:

  • Melted butter for basting or greasing (OTG Method)
  • Oil for shallow frying (Stovetop Method)
  • Other Things You Will Need:
  • Wooden satay sticks soaked in water
  • Parchment or baking paper or grease the baking tray with butter

Instructions
 

To cook/boil the frozen soya chaaps:

  • In a large pot, pour water and heat it over a high flame. Once it comes to a boil add salt and soya chaaps. Boil the chaaps for 10-15 minutes or until they become soft.
  • Transfer them to a plate and set them aside to cool down a little.

To make the tandoori malai soya chaap marinade:

  • In a blender jar, add cloves of garlic, deseeded green chillies and roughly sliced ginger. Blend to make a fine paste. Take it out in a bowl and keep it aside.
  • In a large-sized bowl, add hung curd, fresh cream, grated processed cheese, ginger garlic green chilli paste, green cardamom powder, nutmeg powder, garam masala powder, black pepper powder, salt, cornflour and lemon juice.
  • Combine everything together, make sure there are no lumps.
  • While the soya chaaps are still warm, remove the sticks. Chop each soya chaap into 3 pieces.
  • Add all the pieces into the tandoori malai marinade. Give them a good toss. Make sure all the pieces are coated with the marinade. Keep the bowl aside and allow the chaaps to marinate for 30 minutes.

To cook the tandoori malai soya chaap in OTG:

  • Preheat the OTG/oven to 250-degree Celsius for at least 15-20 minutes. Line a baking tray with parchment/baking paper. If you don’t have baking paper, then brush the tray with butter.
  • Then thread the marinated soya chaap pieces onto the satay sticks. Here I have used wooden sticks but you can also use metal skewers.
  • Place the sticks on the lined baking tray. Then bake them for 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes take them out and brush melted butter over the chaaps.
  • Then bake for another 5 minutes.
  • After that, take them out of the OTG/oven and allow them to cool down a little.

To cook the tandoori malai soya chaap in a pan/ over stovetop:

  • Take a non-stick pan and heat it over a medium flame. Pour oil and allow it to heat up.
  • Then add the marinated soya chaap pieces into the oil.
  • Cook for 3-4 minutes or until it becomes golden. Then flip and cook the other side as well.
  • Once both the sides become golden brown, take them out. Switch the flame off.

To serve the tandoori malai soya chaap:

  • Take a large bowl, add the soya chaap pieces, melted butter, fresh cream, lemon juice, chaat masala, green chillies and coriander leaves. Give them a good toss.
  • Serve them hot with green chutney, lemon wedges and onion rings.

Notes

“Total Time” doesn’t include “Marinating Time”
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