Saturday, April 4, 2020

Tandoori Soya Chaap Tikka

Spiced Skewered Grilled Starters are loved by everyone. If I want to list them, there are countless recipes can be prepared with non veg ingredients. But when it comes to vegetarian starter option, you will find few of the them with limited item like paneer or any type of veggies. To add in the list of veg starter, soya chaap not only takes the place in vegetarian category also makes the best alternative for non vegetarian lover too.

Soya Chaap is tasteless by itself but makes the great difference in taste when mixed with spicy flavored yogurt, placed on skewers and grilled to its best taste. 

This was the first time I was trying this recipe. Earlier I had tasted it outside when we were in Delhi, but never tried it at home. Recaping  the story, one week back I had told my husband to order the grocery list which was given by me. Without analysing much he placed the order . Blunder was noticed when items was delivered. This did not shocked me as I always wanted to try recipe of soya chaap but never bother to give a try by myself.  The recipe turned out to be super delicious and was appreciated by everyone. Now onwards it will a routine to pick soya chaap tin on every grocery shopping.

This recipe can be made in oven or on regular tava. Both ways taste better. I tried with on tava method, which makes the recipe more easy and convenient. And that extra punch from lemon juice and dash of  chaat masala makes the recipe divine. If you haven't tried, please do it and I promise you will love it.

For Marination
  • Soya Chaap Chunks on stick - 5 pieces.
  • Thick yogurt - 1/2 cup
  • Fresh Cream - 2 tbsp
  • Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Kashmiri red chilly powder - 1 tsp (more for colour, its mild in taste)
  • Coriander powder - 1 tsp
  • Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Chaat masala - 1/2 tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1&1/2 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Roasted gram flour -1&1/2 tbsp
  • Lemon juice - 1tsp
  • Oil - 1 tbsp 
  • Extra oil- as required for frying in pan

For Serving
  • Butter - 2tbsp
  • Sliced onion - 1/4 cup
  • Chopped cilantro- 2 tbsp
  • Chaat masala for extra taste
  • Lemon juice for extra taste

  • Drain any excess water  from soya chaap after taking it out from tin. Boil some water and place them in the hot water for 10 to 15 minutes. 
  • Drain water from chaap and pat them dry. Then cut them into 2 to 3 inch of pieces.
  • Now mix in all the ingredients given in "Marination" column and make a smooth paste.
  • Place all the soya chaap pieces in the marination paste and mix everything together .
  • Arrange the marianted pieces on the skewers and let it rest for atleast 2 hour. You can place it in refrigerator.
  • Heat butter in non stick pan or tawa on medium flame.
  • Place all the arranged skewers in the pan and cook them till light golden in colour from all the sides.
  • After done, for that extra burnt flavour roll on each skewers on burner flame. You can skip this step.But I suggest you not because believe me it actually make your dish tasty. 

To Serve like Street Style Soya Chaap tikka.
  • Heat some butter in the pan and add in grilled soya chaap pieces in it.
  • Toss them nicely till you see glossy shine on each pieces.
  • Then add sliced onion and chopped cilantro. Mix everything well.
  • Turn off the flame, add in chaat masala and lemon juice.
  • Give a last final mix and here we go Street style Tandoori Soya Chaap Tikka is ready to serve.
  • Tastes great when served hot along with green chutney, sliced onion and lemon pieces.

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