Malai Soya

Malai Soya or Malai soy chaap is a very popular north indian protein rich sweet gravy.


  • 1 cup Soybeans
  • 1 cup Soya Chunks
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour/ Soybean flour
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup Cashews
  • 2 onions
  • 1 spoon Cumin seeds
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 2 tablespoon Oil
  • 1 Green chilli
  • 1 spoon Garam Masala
  • 2 tablespoon Malai
  • 2 spoon Kasuri Methi
  • 2 spoon Sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander leaves for garnishing


  • Soak the soybeans and soy chunks overnight
  • Grind and make a fine paste.
  • Add flour, salt and knead make a soft dough.
  • Take a small ball from dough, stick the dough around the ice cream / popsicle sticks.
  • Boil for 15 – 20 minutes or till soya cooks completely.
  • now drain and transfer into cold water.
  • drain off the soya chaap sticks and keep aside.
  • In a deep pan add 1 spoon oil, cumin seed, ginger, chilli, kasuri methi, onion, sauté for 5-6 minutes.
  • Add cashews and grind it make a fine paste.
  • Add 1 spoon oil, pour the masala paste and saute on low flame till the masala turn aromatic.
  • add in 1 cup of water and ¼ cup of malai.
  • Cook for another 4-5 minutes. Add Garam masala.
  • Now remove the popsicles stick and place the soya in the gravy.
  • Add salt and sugar, cover the lid and cook for few more minutes.
  • Serve with Roti.
Malai Soya

Note: Soybean dough should be smooth and tight.

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