There is only one rule when dealing with soya chunks – sossi brand. Don’t be tempted to add salt to it while it cooks. The soya chunks are already quite salted as they are.
I think the title should have been “inexpensive fully vegan meal under $2 – Ksh 200”, but what I decided to settle with is just perfect too. Some if not most people refer this combination as a bachelors’ meal, I don’t see it as that per say but more of a lazy and simple meal prep. What are your thoughts on this? Leave your comments below. The ingredients used are quite inexpensive, available and super easy to whip up within no time.
I remember the first time I ate the soya chunks was at my mum’s place. She cooked it so well, and I got to learn how to prep it. However, the method I show case on this episode is not the same as the one she taught me. However, a while back I prepared a soya chunk recipe with the technique my mum taught me, find it here.
If you’d like to see my mum’s technique with the help of a video this time, let me know in the comment section.
Here’s what you need:
Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 25 mins Total time: 40 mins
Yields: 2 servings
- 1 packet if Indomie beef flavored noodles
- 2 packets of sossi soya chunks
- 3 medium tomatoes – diced
- 1 large red onion – thinly sliced
- 1 Tablespoon of a mix – grated ginger and garlic
- 2 cups of Hot water – for sossi
- 2 cups water – for noodles
- Cilantro leaves – chopped “garnish”
- Beef spice – Optional
- 3 Tablespoons of cooking oil
- 1 teaspoon of paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon salt – for noodles
- 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
Important tools used:
- a stove
- wooden spoon
- mixing bowls
- sauce pan + lid
Step 1: Prep the soya chunks by Sossi: – Take a bowl, add in the soya chunks + hot water. Let them soak for 15 mins.
Step 2: Cook the veggies: – Start with some oil to a sauce pan, then goes in the sliced onions. Cook for 5 mins until they are caramelized or browned. Next goes in the ginger and garlic. Toss them around until they start getting fragrant – 1 min or so. Add in the diced tomatoes, mix everything together, cover and let it cook for 3 mins on high heat.
Step 3: Add in the soaked S.C”: – Add to the tomato mix the soaked soya chunks, mix everything well, cover and let it cook for 10 min on medium heat. DON’T BE TEMPTED TO ADD MORE WATER.”I see you”.
Step 4: Prep the Indomie beef flavored noodles: – In a sufuria, add water + vegetable oil. Bring it to a boil. Add in the noodles + the beef spice that comes with it. Let it cook for 5 mins. Turn off heat. Drain off the water, rinse it out with cold water – twice. Set it aside.
Step 5: Add the other spices: – Check on the soya chunks, add in the other spices like paprika + black pepper + cayenne chili powder. Mix everything well. Let it cook for 5 min while covered.
Step 6: Add in the cooked Noodles: – Mix in the noodles, toss it gently and cover to heat up for 5 mins. Garnish with the cilantro leaves.
Step 7: Serve and Indulge while its’ still hot.